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About Andasibe

Parc National d'Andasibe-Mantadia with its 12,810ha encompasses two distinct areas: the small Réserve Spéciale d'Analamazaotra (often referred to as Périnet, its colonial-era name, or simply as the Indri Reserve) in the south by Andasibe and the much larger Parc National de Mantadia to the north. The park is easily accessed from Antananarivo and is a popular stop on tourist itineraries. If you have come to Madagascar hoping to marvel at some exotic flora and fauna whilst being fully immersed in nature then a trip to the park is a must.

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The Réserve d'Analamazaotra - which is where most visitors come - gets crowded on weekends, but is usually much calmer during the week. It also tends to fill up during late July and August, Madagascar’s tourist high season. Topographically, the area is characterised by low hills covered by degraded forest and dotted with a few small, attractive lakes. The best times to visit are from September to January, and in May as the rain will be at a minimum and the park's wildlife will be out in full force.

The Parc National d'Andasibe-Mantadia is considered the best place to see indri, the largest lemur, and two of the 62 resident groups have been habituated to humans, 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 as well, including the two-foot long Parson’s chameleon and the tiny nose-horned chameleon. Frogs are plentiful as are birds with Madagascar blue pigeons, coral-billed nuthatches and the Madagascar long-eared owl all making regular appearances.

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Andasibe Hotels

If you are planning a Andasibe holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Grace Lodge Andasibe

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Grace Lodge has spacious bungalows with a small deck outside, modern ensuite facilities and comfortable furnishings. The hotel's restaurant serves an excellent selection of French, Chinese and Malagasy cuisines, which can be eaten in the dining hall or outside on the deck. The hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool where guests can take a dip to cool off from the fierce African heat. The hotel is a few metres from the entrance of Andasibe National Park.

Vakona Forest Lodge Andasibe

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Vakona Forest Lodge offers comfortable bungalows in a peaceful and natural setting. Each bungalow has an outside terrace and an ensuite and guests can sleep safe in the knowledge that they are fully protected by mosquito nets. In the middle of the accommodation complex is the hotel's restaurant from which stunning views of the nearby lake can be had. In the evenings, guests can pass the time playing snooker or relaxing in the lounge. The lodge is situated within its own private reserve, just 1km from Andasibe National Park.

Andasibe Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Andasibe.

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