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National Park in Parc National Andasibe Mantadia

Parc National Analamazaotra

This is the most popular park within Parc National Andasibe Mantadia. The real draw of this reserve is the rare indri, Madagascar’s largest lemur, whose unforgettable wail can be heard emanating from the misty fores…
National Park in Parc National Andasibe Mantadia

Parc National de Mantadia

Part of the Parc National Andasibe Mantadia, this park is located about 17km north of Andasibe. Created primarily to protect the indri, Mantadia also hosts the black-and-white ruffed lemur. A quiet, beautiful area w…
Nature Reserve in East of Antananarivo

Vohimana Forest

Established as a private reserve in 2001, this crucial 1.6-sq-km corridor links the Andasibe area parks with the forests of the south. It's administered by the NGO Man and the Environment, which is developing it as …
Nature Reserve in Réserve Spéciale d'Analamazaotra

Parc des Orchidées

This little park is at its most attractive in October to December when the orchids are in bloom. By late summer it’s almost completely dried up. There’s no signage so you need a good guide to fully appreciate it. En…
Historic Building in Lac Mantasoa

Laborde’s Home

In 1833 Frenchman Jean Laborde helped spark an industrial revolution in Mantasoa. His former home is a lovely traditional, wood-clad house. Inside there are old photographs and a fair amount of biographical informat…
Chinese in Moramanga

Le Coq d’Or

A neat painted cafe off the main road, serving soupe chinoise (noodle soup with fish, chicken or vegetables), fried chicken and other Madagascan meals. Highly rated by locals.
Museum in Moramanga

Musée de la Gendarmerie Nationale

Exhibits cannons, police uniforms, a vintage taxi-brousse, and an enormous bunch of dried marijuana.
National Park in East of Antananarivo

Parc National Andasibe Mantadia

Comprises two parks: Réserve Spéciale d'Anamalazaotra and the Parc National de Mantadia.