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Oh my! Madagascar's zoos will bring out your wild side
Embrace your wild side at one of Madagascar’s many epic Zoo Parks
Madagascar’s zoos and wildlife parks invite you to get in touch with the Red island’s wild side. Get an up-close view of majestic lemurs, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and even some really classy butterflies year-round. You’ll also get to learn in a fun and interesting way about the conservation efforts underway to help ensure the Madagascar’s many endangered species will survive and thrive for the next several millennia.
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BOTANICAL AND ZOOLOGICAL PARK OF TSIMBAZAZA
Tsimbazazais a zoological and botanical tropical park in Antananarivooffering visitors who do not have time to visit all Madagascar's natural environment, to get acquainted with the flora and fauna of Red Island. The beauty of this amazing natural attractions attracts hundreds of tourists and locals seeking to enjoy rare animals and exquisite tropical plants. Plenty of photos opportunities! Here you get an opportunity to click amazing pictures to cherish the lifetime memories. Have a nice time!
PARK TSARASAOTRA. WILDLIFE RESERVE IN ANTANANARIVO
In the middle of Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo, there is a small green oasis in the north of the town. It is known under its name Tsarasaotra which means bird‘s island. The area of 0,25 km² size includes lake Alarobia and a second smaller lake and some shore sides. The park is a refuge for many birds that can be easily watched and photographed here – among them 14 endangered species that only occur in Madagascar.
LEMURS’ PARK. LEMURS ON A DAYTRIP FROM ANTANANARIVO
How to see lemurs on a daytrip from Antananarivo? Lemurs' Park is a private park, located at the gates of the capital, where you can also watch a dozen species of endemic birds and chameleons, turtles, etc. The site is also a botanical park. The lemurs in this park are free, so it´s not a Zoo. It's a good place to visit if you haven't had the chance to see lemurs elsewhere, or if you need one final lemur fix before you go!
IVATO CROCODILE FARM, ALSO CALLED “CROC FARM”
Spanning three hectares, this lush green oasis is ideal for day trippers from Tana or as an entertaining pastime before catching a flight or after your arrival on the island. Not only can you observe crocodiles, but also some 80 animal species and various plants and flowers from Madagascar. Trained guides will show you the smallest chameleon in the world, free-living Sifaka lemurs, fossa, snakes, frogs, parrots and tortoises etc…
ARBORETUM ANTSOKAY – AN EXCITING WILDLIFE IN THE SKY, IN THE TREES, ON THE GROUND
Arboretum Antsokay is a botanical garden specialized in the flora and fauna of Southwest Madagascar that should not be missed by anyone. This is the one must-see attraction. Essentially a 40 hectares distillation of the entire spiny forest in one place, it's a fantastic collection of 900 plant species, 90% endemic to the region. There's a classy interpretation center, a small museum, shop and some excellent bungalows, Auberge de la Table, with pool. Excellent meals à la carte is served at the stylish restaurant Dry Forest, situated in the heart of the reserve.
THE LEMUR ISLANDS – GET READY! LEMURS PIRATES!
After spending the time at Mantadia National Park and Analamazaotra chasing lemurs through the gorgeous rainforest you are thought that you had already seen too many lemurs for one day… You are wrong… There is no such thing as too many lemurs for one day.
There is some controversy over the Lemur Islands. Some people say Lemur Island should not display captive lemurs since they don’t keep them for conservation, restoration, or research but only as a tourist draw. On the other hand, they are providing a rescue service since all the lemurs they have were given to them, were previously in captivity, and some in not-so-good conditions. While not affiliated with any conservation programs, the island does provide a home for some lemurs that were formerly captive as pets and rescued and can’t live in the wild.
THE FARM “MADAGASCAR EXOTIC”
The farm “Madagascar exotic”, a valuable hot-spot for nature lovers. This place was founded by Mr Peyrieras (that is why the farm is also called Réserve Peyrieras), who is a true expert in Madagascar fauna. The vast area includes a small river and a natural pool. The reserve is located in a beautiful valley in the middle of mango and lychees plantations. From a hill, where a historic building dating from the beginning of the 20th century is built, visitors can admire the nice landscape with its ravines covered by lush forest. Here has a large collection of Chameleons. Also amphibians, snakes, lizards and crocodiles live here.
NAHAMPOANA PRIVATE RESERVE – EXOTIC TROPICAL PARK
The old botanical garden of Reserve de Nahampoana can be found seven kilometres east of Fort Dauphin. This well-maintained garden, formerly named Garden of Acclimatisation, covers an area of 50 hectares. Good hiking trails wind through the vegetation typical of the east and south of Madagascar. Nahampoana Reserve serves as an alternative to the overpriced Berenty, when it comes to a close encounter with Sifaka's, which are the stars of the park. Their small, white, fuzzy head, with a black face and snout balances graciously when they move over the ground in their famous “dance".
Every lemur species native to the south of Madagascar lives in this park. During the early morning hours various groups of lemurs, such as Verreaux's Sifaka, Ring-tailed Lemur or Brown Lemur, usually play in the trees and on the ground near the old colonial style building. Lovers of nature prepare to discover in this oasis of greenery 6 species of lemurs including 2 nocturnes (including the famous microceb, tiny lemur 10 to 13 centimeters high, which can be observed during a nocturnal visit if you stay sleeping), turtles, crocodiles, chameleons, birds and other animals that contribute to the magic of the place.
AKANIN’NY NOFY (PALMARIUM)
Akanin’ny nofy (Palmarium), known as the ‘nest of dreams’, this peaceful and relaxing haven is home to white sand beaches, forests, scattered orchids, strings of lakes and mangroves, all factors that have made the reserve to one of the most popular visits in the Canal des Pangalanes. Located on a peninsula of about 35 ha. on the shores of Lake Ampitabe (which is separated from the Indian Ocean by a mere line of very thin coastal dunes, that sometimes are a few meters width only), this protected area is home to nearly 100 000 palm trees specific to Madagascar. The gardens showcase native Malagasy plants like Ravenala, the Madagascar or Traveler’s Palm, local crops like vanilla and pineapple, and a few radiata tortoise. For years, Akanin’ny nofy (Palmarium) has been famous for its many very tame lemurs. Ten species of lemurs live in freedom in the reserve, as well as reptiles, amphibians and crocodiles. Visitors can watch Indris, black and white ruffed lemurs, crowned lemurs and black lemurs count among the curious inhabitants of the reserve. This is even a place to watch the rare bizarre Aye-Aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) with a portion of luck.
PARC TROPICAL DE FARANKARAINA
Farankaraina Tropical Park, or Parc Tropical de Farankaraina, is located on the Masoala peninsula in Antongil Bay, in the NorthEast of Madagascar. The park covers an area of 1,650ha forest and is home to the Aye-aye, Madagascar's rarest lemur species. The park has set up four tracks for visitors to explore the nature of the park. Track A (4.1km) leads from the encampment to Vohilingoza's Beach. Track B (2km) follows the Farankaraina River in the north-east direction. Track C (1.2km) also follows the Farankaraina River, but on the other side and towards the north. Track D (1.5km) starts as Track C and continues direction east.
It is one day-night excursion. The tour starts with a visit to a small nature reserve north of Toamasina to come eye-to-eye with twelve different species of lemurs, and also frogs, chameleons, birds, and much more. Discover the magic of Madagascar at Park Ivoloina. Ivoloina is close enough for a day trip but with so many things to do and see, one can easily spend several days exploring nine kilometers of well-maintained hiking trails, scheduling a nocturnal lemur visit, touring gardens and orchards, exploring historic ruins, or relaxing by the lake.
Created in 1898, it was originally an experimental garden, and offers now a good insight view of lemur species, as well as a selection of Madagascar’s flora. The park is a project of the primate department of the Duke University and makes a sensational effort in lemur breeding and conservation. Lemur will come to eat bananas in your hands. Operated by the non-profit organization Madagascar Fauna & Flora Group (MFG), 100% of the proceeds from your visit to Park Ivoloina directly support conservation and education efforts in eastern Madagascar.
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