This secluded camp is situated in the Tsaranoro Valley just outside Andringitra National Park’s north-west boundary. Accommodation consists of 15 spacious tents set around a central area, pitched under thatched roofs on wooden platforms. The adjacent private reserve is a good place to see ring-tailed lemurs.
Managed by WWF since 1993, and declared a national park in 1999, Andringitra is one of the most biologically diverse areas in Madagascar.
The park has over 100 species of birds, more than 50 species of mammals, including 13 species of lemur, with ring-tailed being quite frequently seen, and 55 species of frog. There is plenty for botanists to see here too, with more than 1000 plants species known to inhabit the park.
Situated south of the town of Ambalavo, Andringitra covers an area of 31,160 hectares, and is characterised by mountains. It contains three separate ecosystems: low altitude rainforest, montane forest and high-altitude vegetation. Together these constitute an essential link in the longest remaining unbroken chain of rainforest in Madagascar, which stretches 180 kilometres from Ranomafana National Park in the north as far as Pic Ivohibe in the south. It offers some of the most scenic trekking in Madagascar. The park houses the island’s highest accessible peak at 2658 metres above sea level; Pic Boby d’Imarivolanitra provides a dramatic backdrop to the barren plain and is a mecca for rock climbers, who consider it to be one of the world’s most challenging climbs.
In addition to the natural attractions Andringitra has many sacred places and fascinating customs, making it a mystical and picturesque area to visit.
- Ideal for viewing: brown mouse lemur, golden bamboo lemur, ring-tailed lemur, small-toothed sportive lemur, red-fronted lemur
- Where: Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar