Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, only three hours away from Antananarivo, will delight the young and old alike. Get into the forest and discover the exceptional wild. There is a good chance that you will catch sight of some lemurs perched on the top of a tree, coming to greet you, both day and night.
This is a mountain forest park offering the chance to spot a variety of lemurs, reptiles and birds. One of its most famous inhabitants is the Indri Indri – the largest of lemurs with a black and white teddy bear like appearance.
You hear the Indri before you see them and waking up to their songs of communication in the early hours of the morning with the mist still hugging the rainforest canopy is a highlight of your trip to the Red Island. It is best to leave early morning to be near the Indri when they make their distinctive morning group communication calls.
Other lemurs which can be seen here are the red-bellied lemur, brown lemur, lesser bamboo lemur, with nocturnal lemurs – brown mouse lemur, greater dwarf lemur (Sep/Oct – May), Eastern woolly lemur, sportive lemur, aye aye (seen once each year!).