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The Mitsinjo Reserve

#4 of 5 things to do in Andasibe Features Animals
Andasibe, Madagascar
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Not as well developed or staffed

This community-owned reserve was not as well developed (trails were poor) and the community guide... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Phoenix, Arizona
Nice nature walk for a reasonable price

Mitsinjo Reserve is a small forest reserve run by local community, less known than Andasibe... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Zuzka M
Bratislava, Slovakia
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

This community-owned reserve was not as well developed (trails were poor) and the community guide assigned to us was not at all good. And Mitsinjo Reserve would not allow you to bring your own local guide. We'd been using Morris for the previous 2.5 days...More

1  Thank Luv2TravelFarNWide
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Mitsinjo Reserve is a small forest reserve run by local community, less known than Andasibe National park, however I think it is a better choice. We took two tours there, afternoon 2-3 hours walk (at around 2 pm) and 2 hours night walk (at 6:30...More

1  Thank Zuzka M
Reviewed 14 May 2017

What an amazing couple of hikes I did around this private reserve. I had great guides who were both knowledgeable and passionate. Got to encounter so many different species and in the comfort of having relatively few other people around. Seeing Indri up close with...More

Thank Siranthony11
Reviewed 21 January 2017

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...More

Thank Jasmine V
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...More

1  Thank Rob F
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...More

1  Thank spmcc123
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...More

Thank dustyfootprints
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...More

1  Thank ADM1959
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.

Thank rtwtripper1
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Skin197
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