Anja Reserve, Ambalavao

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Must see · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
A woodland reserve dominated by fallen rocks, Anja Reserve sits centered on a freshwater lake at the base of a tall cliff. Spanning over 30 hectares (74 acres), pockets of forests between boulders and two small caves provide a home to bats and barn owls. Created in 2001 with funds from the United Nations Development Programme, the reserve is home to some 300 lemurs, planthoppers, flatida rosea nymphs, and Malagasy lanter bugs which congregate around countless flowers. Get a local guide and follow two main trails. The reserve is also known for a variety of lizards, including Barbour's day geckos, Madagascar's girdled lizards, and dangalia lizards. Take a look at our Ambalavao day trip planning site to schedule your visit to Anja Reserve and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We stopped at the Anja Reserve as we travelled from Isalo to Setam. As with all places we picked up a local guide from the small village beside the reserve, however I dont feel the guide contributed.....  more »
  • If you're British and of a certain age, like me you'll have very fond memories of 'Animal Magic', in which Johnny Morris was accompanied by the adorable Dottie, the ring tailed lemur. The Anja...  more »
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