by Sam K., Madagascar and South Africa specialist
Anjajavy Nature Reserve is located on Madagascar’s northwest coast and can only be reached by air. There is an abundance of wildlife here, from lemurs to chameleons, and is best experienced on a guided nature walk. The scenery is pristine and stunning, from white sand beaches to Tsingy limestone formations, and during my visit I was even able to have a private picnic on the beach.
Isalo National Park is best known for it’s varied landscapes, from sandstone formations and canyons to waterfalls and vast grassland.
Anakao is a fishing village that is best reached by boat. The remote location has made it virtually untouched and it’s natural beauty remains unaffected by the modern world.
There are many places throughout the country of Madagascar to spot lemurs. The seaside village of Manafiafy is home to five species of lemurs; the collared brown, southern woolly, brown mouse and fat tailed dwarf lemur. Spotting a fat tailed dwarf lemur is especially exciting, as these are very interesting creatures. They are the only known primate in the world that hibernates, and they are the only hibernating animal known to fully fall sleep during hibernation.
Lemur Island was where the animal became friendliest - I even had up to four on my shoulders at one time. The small reserve of Lemur Island also protects the five different species of lemurs.
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