Visit Andasibe National Park (Perinet), Madagascar
Andasibe covers an area of montane rainforest at altitudes between 930 metres and 1,040 metres.
Andasibe National Park
It is the best park for the indri, the largest lemur, and two of the 62 resident groups have been habituated, making them easy to see. There are eight other species of lemur in Andasibe and the most commonly seen include the grey bamboo lemurs, brown lemurs and woolly lemurs. There are some wonderful chameleons in the reserve including the two-foot long Parson’s chameleon and the tiny nose-horned chameleon. Frogs are plentiful and birding highlights include Madagascar blue pigeon, coral-billed nuthatches and the Madagascar long-eared owl.
All exploring is done on foot along trails that weave through the forest: expeditions can vary in length from one hour to five. Walks are particularly rewarding in the early morning when indri calls, sounding rather like a weird forest whalesong, echo through the air.
Suggested itineraries featuring Andasibe National Park (Perinet)
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Andasibe National Park (Perinet), and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Places near Andasibe National Park (Perinet)
- Mantadia National Park less than 5 miles away
- Antananarivo 59 miles away
- The Pangalanes Canal 60 miles away
- The Islands & Beaches of Madagascar 99 miles away
- Antsirabe 111 miles away
- Île Sainte-Marie 171 miles away
- Ranomafana National Park 173 miles away
- Ambalavao 222 miles away
- Nosy Mangabe 255 miles away
- Masoala National Park 256 miles away
- Maroantsetra 259 miles away
- Anjajavy Private Nature Reserve 284 miles away
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Accommodation choices for Andasibe National Park (Perinet)
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Andasibe National Park (Perinet). Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Set in beautiful tropical gardens, the Vakona Forest Lodge is perfectly located for visiting the nearby primary and secondary forests in Andasibe, a nature lover’s paradise.
Eulophélia Lodge is a basic lodge, located 20 minutes south of Andasibe National Park along a very bumpy and dusty dirt track.
Feon'ny Ala is a quaint Chinese owned hotel situated at the edge of Perinet Reserve. The rooms have all the essentials, the wildlife in this area is wonderful and this hotel is in an ideal spot to explore it from.
Andasibe Hotel is the newest property in the area offering good standard of accommodation in 12 comfortable and spacious bungalows.
Ideas for experiencing Andasibe National Park (Perinet)
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Andasibe National Park (Perinet), and which use the best local guides.
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.
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.
There are four species to see at Lemur Island, including the bamboo lemur, the black & white ruffed lemur, brown lemur and one diademed sifaka.