Despite the National Parks and the Perinet Reserve being closed in the evenings it is still possible to see some of the nocturnal species by means of a night walk, accompanied by a local guide.
Indri Walk, Madagascar
The main draw to the Perinet Reserve is the chance of seeing and hearing the indri, the largest surviving lemur species. The indris are only found in this national park and therefore have lots of visitors and at times the park can be busy, but these rarities are still well worth a visit!
The best way to visit the park and the indris is on foot in the early morning as this is when they are most active and are most likely to be calling, a very eerie noise that can be heard up to 3 kilometres away. The earlier you are prepared to go also the less people you are likely to find. You will walk with your guide for a few hours mainly on well trodden paths, but it is often necessary to go off the path in order to find the animals, so please be prepared for some steep climbs.
Everyone who enters the park has a pretty good chance of seeing the indri as they are fairly habituated and the guides are good at finding them. As well as the indris there are lots of other lemur species in the reserve including brown lemurs and possibly the elusive diademed sifaka alongside lots of other animal species and beautiful forest to enjoy walking through.
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Photos of Indri Walk
Other experiences in Andasibe National Park (Perinet)
These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.
There are four species to see at Lemur Island, including the bamboo lemur, the black & white ruffed lemur, brown lemur and one diademed sifaka.