It’s an early start to kick off the trip, leaving the city at around 6am, we will drive to Andasibe village which is also still sometimes referred to by it’s French colonial name; Perinet. Although only eight square kilometres, Analamazoatra Reserve in Andasibe boasts nine species of Lemur, including the Indri Indri. The Indri’s morning calls can be heard piercing through the forest and on arrival we will begin the day with a trek in search for the Indri families in the area. Although the paths are often easy to follow, sometimes pushing further into the bush is required to spot these exquisite creatures in the trees. An adventurous walk to kick off these two weeks searching for lemurs!
This afternoon, depending on numbers, optional walks can be arranged including one focusing on the birdlife of the region. This evening, after dinner, we will head out once again with a local national park guide in search of the smallest of the lemur species; the mouse lemurs. Although nocturnal, these creatures can often easily be spotted along the 1km roadside route followed this evening. As well as spotting tiny lemurs, it’s often common to see colourful chameleons, frogs and exotic insects.