Introducing Réserve Forestière de Kirindy
The Réserve Forestière de Kirindy, 60km northeast of Morondava, covers about 12, 500 hectares and was established in the late 1970s as an experiment in sustainable logging and forest management. Today it’s still mostly visited by researchers, but travellers who spend a few days here could be rewarded with a glimpse of the fosa (Cryptoprocta felix). Madagascar’s largest predator – not to be confused with the fossa – is an elusive puma-like creature. The best time to spot a fosa is in October. If you don’t get to see the fosa, you might be lucky enough to see one of Madagascar’s most charming rodents, the giant jumping rat.