"Madagascar’s busiest wildlife destination owes some of its popularity to its relative proximity to Antananarivo, which is only four hours’ drive to the west. More importantly, Andisibe-Mantadia is also the best place to see the indri - the largest and most vocal of the island’s 100 lemur species - in the wild. Popular night walks on the road bordering the park are reliably offer close-up sightings of chameleons, colourful tree-frogs and nocturnal lemurs.”
- Philip Briggs
Andisibe-Mantadia National Park
Offering perhaps the most rewarding overall wildlife-watching of Madagascar’s more accessible national parks, Andasibe-Mantadia is renowned is the place to see the indri, a strictly arboreal tailless black-and-white lemur distinguished among other things by its relative bulk (it is the largest of all living lemur species) and a memorably eerie wailing call that carries for several kilometres through the forest canopy.
Diademed sifaka, giant bamboo lemur, black-and-white ruffed lemur and Goodman’s mouse lemur are also likely to be seen. The park and immediate environs hosts 110 bird species, with the main birding hotspot being the Tsakoka Trail, which offers an opportunity to see the localised and elusive scaly, pitta-like, rufous-headed and short-legged ground-rollers.
Guided night walks bordering the national park offer an opportunity to see some of the region’s 100-plus endemic frog species, as well as nocturnal lemurs and chameleons. For active travellers, zip-lining and canoeing can be undertaken in a pair of community reserves bordering the national park.
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