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Andasibe National Park Night Walk, Madagascar

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.

The walk takes place along the main road that runs along the edge of the reserve; there are few cars at this time of the evening and therefore the only traffic you are likely to come across is other night walkers wielding torches! The road makes for easy walking and the proximity to the vegetation will mean that you are likely to spot something. Dwarf lemurs, woolly lemurs and mouse lemurs are commonly spotted as well as different species of frogs, chameleons and lots of insects.

Your guide should provide you with a strong torch, but we still strongly recommend taking your own head torch with you. This will enable you to have a larger pool of light to catch glimpses of twinkling eyes and then you can focus in on the particular animal with the one provided or with the help of your guide's torch. The walk is easy, and a really nice way to spend an evening.

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