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.
Andasibe has enough to do that you can fill a day or two before, after, or in between visiting Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. There is swimming pools, walking trails, horse riding, canoeing, lemurs on islands, and crocodiles.
Andasibe is well-known for being home to a huge number of wild lemurs but it is also the home of Lemur Island – a tiny reserve that protects a number of habituated lemurs. Yep, an island of tame lemurs, Including some resident bamboo lemurs, black & white ruffed lemurs, brown lemurs and one diademed sifaka. That's where semi-tame lemurs jump on your head. You will have excited to meet these friendly locals.
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.
You can get excellent photos as the lemurs come right up close.
Lemur Island, a private lemur sanctuary accessible only by a canoe, where rescued lemurs clamber for food and petting from their visitors. You will enjoy a ‘lemur on the shoulder’ experience. Guests are guaranteed a plethora of memorable encounters, whether during a leisurely canoe ride down the river at dawn or in the afternoon, or on a walk through the forest to witness the life abounding here.
Lemurs are clean-looking. But mainly greedy. These spoilt island brats have the appetites of 18-year-old boys and are willing to do anything to get that piece of banana that you have to offer. Get ready! - many lemurs will be intent on boarding a canoe! Lemurs pirates!
After seeing the world lemurs at the national park – lemur island will the cherry on top of a delicious cake of a day.
Watch more photos about The Lemur Islands here.