Hear the eerie song of the indri wailing through the Madagascan forest
Andasibe National Park has mountain peaks stretching up to 1,260m into the sky, while the lush rainforest is home to a massive variety of lemur, reptile, invertebrate and birdlife. And it’s all just a refreshingly short hop from the nearby capital city of Antananarivo.
Perhaps the most famous lemur you’ll see here is the indri. It’s extremely long and powerful back legs can propel this acrobatic creature a whopping ten metres into the air. Spectacular as this sight can be it’s the sound of this lemur that will linger long in your memory. Unlike most lemur, which grunt, the indri sings an eerie, wailing tune. Listen through the other sounds of the rainforest, and you can hear it up to three kilometres away.
As well as the indri, you’ll find nine other species of lemur in Andasibe National Park, including dwarf and mouse lemur, and the lesser-spotted aye aye. With so much to see, your expert guide will help you be in exactly the right place at the right time and offer you a unique excursion in one of Madagascar’s most famous national parks.