Pic d’Ivohibe Special Reserve. Adventures into uncharted territory
Pic d´Ivohibe Special Reserve is located south of Andringitra National Park in the southeastern Madagascar. It was created in 1964 and covers an area of 34,5 km². The climate differs depending on the altitude, which varies between 750 m and 2060 on the top of Ivohibe Peak. The vegetation is formed by tropical humid rainforest on the eastern side, mountain dense forest on the highlands and grassy savannas on the western part of the Reserve.
Due to its difficult access and the lack of infrastructure, this pretty isolated Reserve is still very few visited and little known. It can be reached by means of a four-wheel-drive vehicle, though the journey can be challenging. It is a place for real adventures and true nature-fans.
The park offers a habitat to seven different mammals: lemurs, mongooses, tenrecs, as well as 18 species of reptiles and 77 birds species, such as Rand’s warbler or grey-crowned tetraka. Among the lemurs you can spot rufous mouse lemur (Microcebus rufus), greater dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus major), southern bamboo lemur (Hapalemur meridionalis), ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta), red-fronted brown lemur (Eulemur rufifrons), red-bellied lemur (Eulemur rubriventer), and possibly aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis).
The rainy season starts on October and lasts until March. Camping is allowed at some points. Our team will accompany you: our professional guide, 2 MNP agents, a local guide, a cook and porters.
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