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Hiking and trekking
in Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve

Little known and infrequently visited, the Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve is one of Madagascar’s secret jewels. Nestled deep in the remote and rugged mountains of northeastern Madagascar, Anjanaharibe-Sud contains some of the last intact stands of virgin mid- and high-elevation rainforest left in the entire country. It is a place of outstanding beauty and solitude, a place that offers a glimpse into the primeval past.

Access to this remote reserve is not always easy, but for those adventuresome travelers who take the time and make the effort, the rewards are great. A visit to Anjanaharibe-Sud is always a memorable experience.

In addition to its remarkable biodiversity, Anjanaharibe is home to many rare and unusual species of plants and animals which are found almost nowhere else. Three of these include the Takhtajania, the black babakoto (indri), and the simpona fotsy (silky sifaka).

Anjanaharibe-Sud offers an outstanding wilderness and cultural experience for those in search of rugged adventure. Hiking in the reserve ranges from relatively easy to very strenuous, and includes several trails.

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The Ranomafana Trail leads to several small hot springs, one of which is a sacred site used to worship the ancestors. The trail meanders through dense rainforest, then passes a short distance outside the reserve through the tiny village of Andranomafana before crossing the Marolakana River to the hot springs. White-fronted brown lemurs (komba) are commonly seen along this trail, with the possibility of spotting indris (babakoto) and silky sifaka (simpona) as well. Although not long, this is a fairly strenuous trail due to its primitive state and a difficult river traverse.

The Takhtajania Trail climbs a ridgeline to a site where the very ancient and rare species of tree called the Takhtajania grows. In addition to seeing the Takhtajania, it is also possible to see indris and silky sifaka, as well as red-bellied lemurs. This moderately difficult trail passes through open forest, often abloom with flowers, and affords many beautiful vistas overlooking the seemingly endless waves of rainforest-covered mountains.

The Summit Trail continues from the Takhtajania site to the peak of Anjanaharibe-Anivo — at 2064m, the highest point in the reserve. This multi-day, very strenuous hike climbs through the mid-elevation rainforest to the high cloud forests, where perpetual mists keep the trees draped in lichens and mosses.

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