Discover the best top things to do in Andasibe, Madagascar including Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet), Vakona Private Reserve, Analamazaotra Special Reserve, The Mitsinjo Reserve, V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve.
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4.5 based on 579 reviews
We were warned that the road into Mantadia was "bumpy." So it was not as bad as expected! It is well worth the effort to get to the end of the road. We saw the Indri quite well here, and enjoyed a good, long walk in pristine rainforest.
4 based on 323 reviews
4.5 based on 53 reviews
Have been dreaming of listening to the Indri calls and was not disappointed! This park is very accessible and one of the easier parks in Madagascar, terrain-wise. Tanikely got us up close with Indri and Sifakas and did a great job showing us Mantadia and Andisibe night walkabout, but nothing was as unforgettable as standing beneath the Indri Indri, calling so loudly that the ground vibrated and the call was felt in your bones. It was one of the most fantastic moments I have ever experienced.
4.5 based on 66 reviews
I can't recommend Mitsinjo highly enough. The guides are fantastic and much more reasonably priced then the Andasibe National Park. This is also a completely community run reserve so you can physically see where your money is going. They run a womens heath center, amphibian breeding center and are currently building an environmental education center just to name a few.
In regards to wildlife - we found too many species of chameleons to list, Madagascar tree boas, indri, leaf tailed geckos, woolly lemurs, mouse lemurs and many beautiful frog species at night. This isn't a complete list.
If you spend time in Mitsinjo I see no reason why you would have to visit Andasibe National Park.
The guides at Mitsinjo can organise day trips to other reserves further away if you have specific species you want to find as well. We mainly used Christian Meiko as our guide and he was fantastic.
4.5 based on 25 reviews
In this country of mass destruction so great to see a community supported forest project. Felt it well worth supporting. They have an additional 10 acres that they are working on to re-forest with a program to remove invasives and replant native trees. Some great local guides and a nice gift store.
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