Wildlife & Animals – Andasibe-Mantadia NP

Philip Briggs
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By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Insight guide to Madagascar.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Insight Guide to Madagascar.

Philip is the author of the Insight Guide to Madagascar.

Andasibe-Mantadia is one of Madagascar’s flagship parks and offers great overall wildlife viewing. Most people only visit the Andasibe part of the park, which is home to 11 species of lemurs, including the indri, the largest lemur alive. To see the charismatic black-and-white ruffed lemur, you need to travel to the Mantadia section of the park.

Wildlife Highlights

The ultimate highlight in this park is seeing and hearing the indri. This is the only park where these teddy-bear-like creatures can be seen in the wild. Their call, an incredibly loud wail, is something you’ll never forget. Night walks are another highlight. The main focus is on mouse lemurs as well as chameleons and frogs, which are easier to spot at night.

Best Time for Wildlife Viewing

Andasibe-Mantadia can be visited throughout the year. Indri sightings are more or less guaranteed at any time. Many reptiles and some mammals, such as tenrecs and dwarf lemurs, are harder to see in the drier months from June to September as they are less active. Although it can rain at any time, the wettest months are from January to March and at this time hiking in the forest can become more difficult.

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