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Anja Reserve

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Address: B.P. 29 Ambalavao, Ambalavao 303, Madagascar
Phone Number:
+261 33 09 590 62
Fee: Yes

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Great place to see the ring tailed Makis

A small, locally run reserve and a great place to see the ring tailed Makis. Worth to take the 2 hour tour to climb over some boulders and enjoy some nice views. The setting is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

A small, locally run reserve and a great place to see the ring tailed Makis. Worth to take the 2 hour tour to climb over some boulders and enjoy some nice views. The setting is very scenic with a bit of forest surrounding some bare hills. Best to go early to enjoy the morning light.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

A walk of three hours or so through dry forest, with a bit of clambering up and down big rocks. Wear trainers for this. Great views of Ring-tailed Lemurs, which are used to people so you get quite close, but not tame - still wild. The views from the rocks were great and we also saw lizards, chameleons and snakes... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

This low key Park is led by the local community, meaning that all money earned supports the locals rather than being taken away. They have excellent guides who really enjoy giving you a tour, and light up when you pick a longer trip. The pricing structure here is also more logical than elsewhere: If you go for a bigger tour,... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

When I saw the map of this reserve, I was underwhelmed, but one we started our light hike through it, I was won over. There were loads of ring-tailed lemurs in the area. They were not put off or shy around humans, but they were not approaching us for food either; they were still very wild. Being September, the babies... More 

Thank PilotDags
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

You won't see so many katas anywhere else in nature. There are several large kata families in the park and considering a rather small surface, you just have to meet them. The park does not give you any safari feeling, because the animals are so used to visitors that they hardly react when you come closer. Still, it's a good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed it here we saw lots of wild life, we hiked all the way up it seemed a little dangerous climbing up the rocks and using old bits of rope but it was so much fun and the view at the end of it was amazing. Defiently recommend this, me sure you wear suitable foot ware (light trainers)

Thank Yasmin Z
Uvaly, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Very nice private reserve, many lemurs, a good guide, the higher the price. We recommend that you attend a longer circuit (3 or 4 hours), you will also see impressive rock formations. Good availability of Ambalavao

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

One of the best parks in Madagascar with excellent views and very good opportunities to encounter ring tailed lemurs. Go for the longer tour of 3-4 hours were you are able to combine lemurs with caves, cliffs and nice view of the scenic landscape.

Thank MattiasAndIda
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

As we drove up Route 7 from Isolo, we stopped at this reserve. The forest reserve of Anja was designated a protected area reserve 1999. It is quite small with an area of over 30 hectares and we took about 40 minutes to do the trail. The main attraction of this reserve are the the semi-tame ring-tailed lemurs - and... More 

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Gainesville, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Our group of students loved Anja Reserve. Anja (or Anjaha) is a Community Reserve, so is managed by the local community rather than being a national park. It is quite small, and at least the trail we took was a really easy hike. In fact, one of our students was on crutches and he was still able to participate. Even... More 

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