Andohahela supports 12 species of lemurs, 129 species of birds, 75 species of reptiles, 50 species of amphibians, and more than 1,000 species of plants, making it one of Madagascar's most biodiverse parks.
Andohahela is accessible by road from the city of Fort Dauphin. Accommodations range from campsites to basic facilities in local villages. The best time to visit is from June through late October.
Guides can be arranged at the park office in Ampasikabo.
Province: Toliary (Tuléar)
Protected area status: National park
General location: Southeastern
Location and Access: 40 km northeast of Fort Dauphin
Climate: Dry tropical
Average temperature: 20-26°C*
Precipitation: 60-200 cm*
Description: On the eastern slope the terrain is mountainous with a dense tropical rainforest while the western slope of the park is hot and dry and includes the rare spiny forest. There is also a zone of transition forest between the forest types.
Lemur species: LEMURS: (diurnal): Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi verreauxi, Eulemur fulvus collaris collaris, Hapalemur griseus meridionalis, Lemur catta (nocturnal): Microcebus rufus, Microcebus murinus, Lepilemur mistelinus, Lepilemur leucopus, Cheirogaleus major, Avahi laniger, Daubentonia madagascariensis
The western slope of the park is home to the Triangle Palm (Dypsis decaryi, found nowhere else in the world)
Dominant ethnic group(s): Antanosy, Antandroy
Official web page
Additional notes: 65% of birds are endemic.
Pictures on this site were taken with a Konica Minolta
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