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ANDASIBE/MANTADIA NATIONAL PARKS


Situation : 18°28’ South, 48°28’ East

Analamazotra Special Reserve is in Alaotra Mangoro. It is known for its rare orchids which bloom in the forest, the Indri indri which that we can observe all year long, its magnificent waterfall and the famous cultural rites of the inhabitants of its neighborhood. Mantadia and Analamazotra Reserve are the complex of Andasibe Mantadia. These two protected areas were identical but have its own properties. Mantadia extends over 15 480 ha

THE FAUNA


Mantadia forest insures the animal’s eternity by offering them refuge. 108 bird’s species are known in the park, which some play a role in plants survival as the Terpsiphone mutata. We find also 14 lemur’s species, 51 reptile’s species, the famous Boa of which manditra and 84 amphibians’ species. In Mantadia rivers, several endemic fishes which two are classified among endangered species by the Union International of the Preservation of the Nature (UICN): Ratsirakia legendrei and Rheocles alaotrensis.Finally, insects are the most numerous. Mantadia ecosystem depends on its animal small letters: they are the plant pollinators with flowers, the nourishing recycler’s elements of the ground and the organic waste. Lepidoptera and Beetles represent more half of the inventoried insects, with extremely rare species as the Urania madagascariensis, considered as being the one seven

THE BEST OF THE FAUNA OF ANDASIBE

  • Aye-aye or Daubentonia madagascariensis is endemic lemur, known as being the strangest and the most archaic lemurs.
  • Calumma parsonii uroplatus is the biggest chameleon of Madagascar.
  • Eulemur fulvus or Varika mavo.
  • The Boa Manditra, or Manditra
  • Indri indri, the biggest lemurs alive. Eulemur rubriventer, Avahi, Cheirogaleus. Propithecus diadem (Varecia variegata) in Andasibe Mantadia.

THE FLORA


Mantadia forests are the domains of lianas and epiphytes as the orchids, the froths and the ferns. Orchids are very varied with more than hundred of inventoried species. Some varieties of plants were introduced to Mantadia. They adapt themselves well and managed to establish a rather plentiful homogeneous formation. The guavas of China and the other species intrusive as Camelea sinensis, Rubus mauricana tend to colonize certain parties of the protected area. In border of the site push Eucalyptus, pinus and bamboo.

THE BEST OF THE FAUNA OF ANDASIBE

  • Orchids, Madagascar endemic plants, among which certain species as Cymbidiella falcigera; grow all year long, blooms between October and February
  • Pandanus sp or Vakoana. Endemic plant of Madagascar .
  • Cyathea sp or Fanjàna grows all year long.
  • Tambourissa sp or Ambora is a rotproof tree which the inhabitants of the region use for certain constructions.

TOURS


GMT+3's TOURS WHICH PASS BY IN ANDASIBE/MANTADIA N.P





CLIMATE


ANDASIBE/MANTADIA N.P'S CLIMATE

The eastern part of Madagascar is the wettest region of the island. The tropical humid climate is responsible for the constant rainfalls, although the amount of rain decreases while moving southwards. The “dry” season lasts from August to December, although a shower usually falls almost every day, so do not forget your rain gear when coming here! During the rest of the year, the months where it rains the most are February and March. The cyclone season lasts from the end of December till March. Please avoid a visit during these months because the cyclones can be very destructive and roads are often impassible. The hottest months, with an average temperature of 30°C, are March, April and December. Temperatures are cooler during the rest of the year, usually between 20° to 28°C on average. Only during August and September does the thermometer go below 20°C, and it can get even a little colder during the nights

WHAT TO BRING ?


BE PREPARED

Don’t forget your raincoat; wear some hiking shoes (not slippery) and take a powerful lamp and some batteries for nocturnal walk.