Andringitra National Park

The Andringitra National Park is located in the Region of Upper Matsiatra whose Chief-Location is Fianarantsoa. Fianarantsoa is the Province in Madagascar where this great national park of wonders is found and its 47 km south of Ambalavao. The park was established in 1999, the park has got rough terrain, which includes the mountain peak Imarivolanitra which is at 2658m established in deep valleys and ridges with an Area 31,160ha in the Region of Ihorombe

The park is one of the most biologically diverse and endemic places in all of Madagascar’s national park and as a country at large with over 100 different species of birds, over 50 species of mammals, and 55 species of frogs. 29 species of Micro mammal Andringitra National Park is one of six national parks making up the UNESCO Rain forests of the Atsinanana.

Over 1000 species of plants are known and recorded inside the Andringitra National Park with differing vegetation depending on the forest, but the most interesting vegetation is that of mountains with small tress, more branched with a tendency to sclerophyllia.

15 species of lemurs, 79 species of amphibians, and 50 species of reptiles, 8 species of carnivores, 50 species of non-flying mammals. There are over fifty species of mammals, including thirteen species of lemur. Andringitra’s ring-tailed lemur population has notably thicker fur than the rest of the island’s population. This is likely an adaptation to the colder climate at high altitudes.

The fifteen species of lemur found in this park include, Ring tailed lemur, Southern lesser bamboo lemur, Golden bamboo lemur, Greater bamboo lemur, Common brown lemur, Red-fronted lemur, Red-bellied lemur, Milne-Edwards’ sifakas which can be seen during day time. Brown mouse lemur, Greater dwarf lemur, Small-toothed sportive lemur, Peyrieras’ woolly lemur and Aye-aye which can be spotted at night.