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Established as a national park in the 1990s, Andringitra consists of granite outcrops, high mountains and deep valleys, and 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 (ring-tailed being quite frequently seen), plus 55 species of frog. There is plenty for botanists to see here too, with more than 1,000 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 section of rainforest in Madagascar.

The park also offers some of the most scenic trekking in Madagascar. At 2,658 metres above sea level, Pic Boby d’Imarivolanitra is the island's highest accessible peak and provides a dramatic backdrop to the barren plain; it 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.

Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: brown mouse lemur, golden bamboo lemur, ring-tailed lemur, small-toothed sportive lemur, red-fronted lemur
  • Where: Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
Suggested accommodation is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Tsara Camp

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.