After breakfast (no later than 8), departure from the hotel and head to Andasibe National Park. En-route, you will visit the Peyrieras Exotic Park. The park is renowned for spotting chameleons, birds, uroplatus (leaf-tailed geckos) and other invertebrates (it is important to note that some of these animals are kept in cages or enclosed spaces).
You will then arrive in Andasibe National Park at around mid-day where you will head straight to your hotel. You have the opportunity to enjoy the hotel facilities this afternoon, before embarking on a nighttime walk of the hotel's grounds at around 18. You will be able to observe nocturnal creatures: mouse lemurs, different species of frogs, chameleons and lots of insects (This walk usually lasts between 1 - 1.5 hours). Overnight in Andasibe
Overnight in Vakona Forest Lodge, Andasibe National Park
Meal plan: Breakfast
A protected area on the island, Andasibe National Park is an incredible place to see the biodiversity Madagascar has to offer, with a range of flora and fauna. A convenient drive from the capital, Andasibe National Park has eleven endangered species of lemur, birds including the Madagascar falcon, a colourful range of snake and lizard species, as well as a record breaking number of amphibians. Visitors are almost guaranteed a sighting of the indri (a species of lemur). There are treks catered to every need, from a range of activity levels to catering to different interests.
Indri are black and white lemurs native to Madagascar, and are one of the largest species in the world. Also known as Babakoto, Indri are monogamous mammals famed for their vocals. They travel around in small family groups and communicate with other groups by "singing" and "roaring". These distinctive songs, which can be heard as far as 4km away, can last anywhere between 45 seconds to 3 minutes and are best heard at dawn and dusk.