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The Mitsinjo Reserve

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Address: Andasibe, Madagascar
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I can't recommend Mitsinjo highly enough. The guides are fantastic and much more reasonably priced then the Andasibe National Park. This is also a completely community run reserve... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I can't recommend Mitsinjo highly enough. The guides are fantastic and much more reasonably priced then the Andasibe National Park. This is also a completely community run reserve so you can physically see where your money is going. They run a womens heath center, amphibian breeding center and are currently building an environmental education center just to name a few.... More 

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour with Justin. His in depth knowledge of the plants and animals at a scientists level was much appreciated by our group of retired biologists and botanists. We were able to see many species of plants and animals with his ability to locate them in such a large forest.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

If Madagascar is to save its forests, more places like Mitsinjo need to be established. Community members, under the tutorship of an extraordinary German couple I gather, have preserved the forest, learned to identify just about everything, learned the major languages... My guide had virtually no formal education but could rattle off Latin, English and French names for just about... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The guides were friendly and informative and we saw brown lemurs, bamboo lemurs and Indri in addition to a variety of geckos, birds and frogs and even a snake (non poisonous) We went twice to walk in Mitsinjo as the National Park seemed to have much larger groups of tourists and we had a guide to ourselves. In Mitsinjo there... More 

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We have previously visited Andasibe (twice) and much preferred Mitsinjo. Why? Firstly it is quieter and feels less touristy (for those with mobility issues, I should add the ground is also a little more up and down than in Andasibe). Secondly, it is run by a local community association who are doing tremendous work to re-plant rainforest corridors, to safeguard... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We were stunned that this reserve isn't higher up on others' lists. Yes, it is small, but it also is uncrowded, well maintained and allows for the unique experience of feeding wild Indri Indri. We wish we had gone twice.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

went from 6pm-7.15pm, quite a short walk, very dark, need low powered torches; did not see much despite having 2 guides with us - a couple of tiny frogs and the smallest lemur, about the length of a lead pencil! Plus a green chameleon. May have been due to the time of the year when we visited. Track was muddy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Not as spectacular as some of the other reserves, and the forest is less dense, but if you get your guide to talk to one of the park's guides you can feed the Indri Indri. They're wild (they don't live in captivity) but a few of them can be coaxed down to take some leaves from you and it's an... More 

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Gainesville, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

My husband and I had three full days in the Andasibe area, arranged by Za Tours. While we were excited at the prospect of visiting the more well-known parks in the area (Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, which is made up of two parts - Mantadia National Park and Analamazoatra Reserve), we were quite keen on visiting Association Mitsinjo as well. Association... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

Just off the main road, about a 10-15 minute walk from Maree Guesthouse. I recommend stopping bye if you are in Andasibe

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