Vakona Private Reserve, Andasibe

For a luxurious ecotourism experience, visit Vakona Private Reserve, a private park with lodges set on a hillside that slopes into a lake. This private reserve has a crocodile park amidst lush greenery and an island with a lemur sanctuary that houses the rare indri--one of the largest lemurs. Take a canoe ride on the lake or horeback ride to explore the forest. If you are lucky, you can spot an endemic cat-like fossa, a relative of the mongoose that resembles a small cougar. Put Vakona Private Reserve into our Andasibe online vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We have visited the lemur Islands and the crocodile farm. We would strongly recommend NOT to visit either of these places. In the Lemur Island the animals are trained to perform tricks (i.e. jump on tourists, hang from the tree upside down and wait until you make the picture). None of this behavior is natural for lemurs as you can see in the nearby National Park. Moreover plenty of lemurs are packed in a small Isle while in their natural habitat a single family needs hectars of rainforest to feed. We were literally sad and even angry after the visit seeing the exploitation of the animals.
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  • The lemurs on these small islands are former pets and rescued animals that are extremely tame and probably could not survive in the wild on their own. It's an opportunity to see these amazing animals ...  more »
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