Two of Madagascar’s most popular reserves straddle a 15,500ha area of dense and damp forest in eastern Madagascar to form the Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, home to incredible diversity, including 11 lemur species. The unique experiences on offer at each park means that the Andasibe National Park and Mantadia National Park are each becoming destinations in their own right.
A walk through the forests of the Andasibe National Park is accompanied by the unforgettable whale-like song of the Indri – a species of lemur standing a metre high and resembling a panda bear – for which the park is renowned. Unlike Andasibe, the Mantadia National Park is appealing thanks to its verdant environment featuring rugged hiking trails through untouched rainforest abundant in a stunning array of wildlife. A lake in this park is fed by a magnificent waterfall providing cool respite from the tropical heat.
Fitting of a tropical rainforest, the climate of the park is humid and receives a high annual precipitation, keeping the park lush and green. The park is accessible by a well-maintained road that winds its way from Antananarivo to the seaside town of Toamasina, making it an ideal stopover en route.
- The greater park consists of two different national parks
- An area of great diversity, shown in its impressive number of 11 different lemur species
- The Andasibe National Park is renowned for being the home of the Indri, the largest species of lemur
- The Mantadia National Park showcases superb hiking and nature trails
- The Mantadia National Park also features a lake fed by a magnificent waterfall
- The park is easy to access by a well-maintained road from Antananarivo and Toamasina