Parc Ivoloina
Parc Ivoloina
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DrEmma1975
Cape Town, South Africa32 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I have returned for a second visit as my 1st last year was so wonderful. The guides are so knowledgeable and are able to show you things like minute silver frogs that we would have walked straight passed. The park should be commended for their education projects aimed at local school children and communities as this is such important work. The sanctuary is beautiful and very well maintained even after heavy rains. I suggest that you don’t try drive by yourself unless you have a 4x4 or high vehicle as the roads are bad, especially during rainy season. They have a number of different lemur species, along with frogs, snakes and the exquisite giant chameleons. While the park is relatively small, it is very well worth going for the beautiful tropical scenery, very knowledgeable guides and animals.
Written 8 February 2020
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dhruvdp
Mumbai, India339 contributions
Nov 2019
Its a small zoo with different species of Lemurs. Take a guide along as that is of great help. There is waterfall also in case you feel like visiting it. Lemurs are beautiful and great to interact with. Roads to this place are really bad so ensure you go by a four wheeler. Also, no transport to come back so ensure that your vehicle waits for you. Must visit if you are in the city.
Written 22 November 2019
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Stefan E
Stockholm, Sweden57 contributions
Nov 2018
Actually on our way north we came across this place that was:
1. Not crowded by tourists (like us)
2. We had a great English speaking guide for some of the stay that pointed out the
most interesting plants and animals and the left us alone strolling around!

Take a taxi from Tamatave and just walk around (the taxi will wait for no cost at all as always in Madagascar).
Written 21 August 2019
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Omer A
Hamburg, Germany99 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
The road to the park is bumpy, only a 'tuk tuk'(rickshaw) or a 4x4 can go there. Apparently, there is only one guide and we waited 50 minutes for him.
Park itself is good. Few free lemurs, alot caged ones. But according to the guide, they are being preserved, and will be set free in the future. More animals like turtles, snakes and chameleon are also present. The guide gave us great insights into the the trees and plants too. There is a small and nice waterfall there too where one can take a swim.
I would've given 5 stars to this place, but I am not sure about the guide's story of the animals being preserved.
Written 4 January 2019
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Simon G
Rosewell, UK73 contributions
Nov 2018
There is much to like about the park. There are plenty of attractive walks and always the chance of seeing some wildlife (though unfortunately I only managed to see one wild lemur, asleep at the time - as this was the main reason for the visit, I was a little disappointed). There is also a zoo area where you can see a number of different types of lemur, chameleon and tortoises (unfortunately all caged). Overall I was slightly disappointed as there did not appear to be the abundance of wild lemurs that I was expecting.
Written 20 November 2018
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IntermediA House
Madagascar143 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
Parc Ivoloina gives an overview to Madagascar's fauna and flora. The guides have great knowledge of the endemic biodiversity as well as local culture and history. The parc is worth visiting as it includes rare species. It is also convenient for academic study trips as the guides offer circuits. It is worth noticing that pork is taboo and visitors should abide by local taboos
Written 29 June 2017
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Eritay
Arlington, VA88 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
This park is about half an hour north of Tomatve at the end of a bumpy dirt road. I much prefer to see Lemurs in the wild, and many of the Lemurs here are in cages. But the NGO funding the park is conservation minded and is trying to save some of the species that are critically endangered. There are also some captice chameleon, too. Our guide was knowledgeable and eager to share information. There are some Lemurs roaming free in the area, but as I visited on a rainy day I did not see any. In sum, not the best place to see Lemurs, but if you are in Tomatave, have the time, and have not seen Lemurs, it is worth the trip.
Written 6 April 2017
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benet p
11 contributions
Mar 2017 • Friends
After visiting the Lemurs park in Antananarivo, the lemurs at the Parc Ivoloina were a slight disappointment.
Most (80%) were in cages, apparently for rehabilitation but it was pretty cool to see wild lemurs high in the trees.

The walk around the park was amazing though. A friend and I trekked all the long routes; a particular highlight being the 'Belle View' at the top of the park. The view was fantastic; you can see all the way to the ocean and beyond.

A very good use of an afternoon.

Getting to the parc is slightly harder... many many potholes and large puddles to avoid,
Written 28 March 2017
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clglondon
Southampton, UK36 contributions
Mar 2017 • Business
Ask for the tour guide called Flavien. He gave us so much interesting information. He stayed longer with us to explain more about the parc.
They do a nocturne tour at 5.30pm too.

I loved it and I got to feed a chameleon.
Written 4 March 2017
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Dave F
Houston, TX58 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
Parc Ivoloina is about 25 minutes north of the Toamasina airport. So, if you haven't seen any lemurs, this is an easy way to do so before you leave. Be forewarned that the last couple of miles of "road" to the parc are dirt and are VERY rough. It took almost 15 minutes to get to the parc after turning off the main road. We were in a nice sturdy SUV and were glad we were. One of our friends had taken a Tuk-Tuk to the parc a few months before, so it can be done.

Besides lemurs, the parc also has some tortoises and chameleons, but the emphasis is on the lemurs. There are 3 different tours offered, 1 hour, 2 hour, and 3 hour. Other reviews have described them, so I won't try here. We didn't have a lot of time, so we hired a guide and took the 1 hour tour. I checked how long our tour actually lasted; it was about 1 hr 10 minutes. Our guide was very knowledgeable and added a lot vs. just reading the signs at each enclosure.

The lemurs are in large cages and appear to be well cared for. They are typically being rehabilitated before release back into the wild. There were some lemurs way up in the trees, but they were too high up to get a good view of them.

Overall, the parc is a nice way to see some lemurs, but it's not the same as seeing them in the wild in other parts of the island. On a positive note you will probably see more different types of lemurs here than other places. We saw 10 different types of lemurs here.
Written 13 January 2017
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