Madagascar is a place for the true wildlife enthusiast.
It doesn't offer Botswana’s luxury or South Africa’s slick service, but if you are willing to polish up your French, learn a few phrases of Malagasy, brave some rain and dig out your hiking boots, you’ll have the time of your life.
From dawn to dusk you’ll be fascinated by everything from the leaf-tailed geckos to the striped tenrecs, the enormous indris to the tiny pygmy mouse lemurs. And that is only just the start of a very long list...
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Popular parks and reserves of Madagascar
Anjajavy Private Nature Reserve
Idyllically remote on Madagascar’s northwestcoast, Anjajavy is reached only by air. Wildlife is prolific and walks through the forest reveal chameleons, frogs and spore of bush-pigs and the elusive fossa. There are two diurnal lemur species, the common brown lemur and Coquerel’s sifaka, both of which are easily seen.
Amber Mountain National Park and Joffreville
Amber Mountain National Park is home to huge strangler figs, quinine trees and enormous birdsnest ferns, as well as several lemur species. Joffreville, just 4 kilometres from the park gate, is a relaxing village to wander around to catch a flavour of rural Malagasy life.