Andasibe – Mantadia National Park

Close to the capital, this is Madagascar’s most accessible rainforest reserve, and also one of the most rewarding. If you visit Madagascar for a short period, Andasibe NP is surely a must to see for natures and lemurs’ encounters. Andasibe-Analamazaotra national park is one of the most rewarding. Frogs, reptiles and birds abound. However, on top of the bill is the indri, the largest of all living lemurs. These creatures sing a haunting song (reminiscent of whale song), which carries for miles across the forest. Enjoy a full day on Madagascar wildlife safari with a visit of Andasibe-Mantadia national park. The primary forests of Andasibe-Mantadia contains a dense humid forest. It is covered with lianas, moss, fern tress and more than hundred orchids species blooming between September and January. Other common plants growing here are pandanus, ravinala palm-tree, tambourissa, bamboos and some precious wood, like palisander and ebony.

The extraordinary animal diversity is completed with another 15-mammalspecies, more than 100 of birds (many of them endemic, like the Madagascar yellow brow, Madagascar wagtail or the Madagascar serpent-eagle), 50 of reptiles, among them the biggest chameleon of the island, the boa mandotra and many leaf-tailed geckos and more than 80 amphibians. There are also a few local endemic fishes swimming in the small river sand hundreds of insects, among them some extraordinary colorful and
big butterflies.