Andohahela

Andohahela National Park is located in southeastern Madagascar and is characterized by two extreme ecosystems: endemic dry spiny forest and tropical rainforest, as well as a transitional zone. The park also houses a wetland and is only place where the rare Triangle Palm (Dypsis decaryi) palm grows in the wild.

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)

Area: 76,020

Protected area status: National park

Year established:

General location: Southeastern

Location and Access: 40 km northeast of Fort Dauphin

Climate: Dry tropical

Average temperature: 20-26°C*

Elevation:

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.

FAUNA
Birds:
Reptiles:
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

FLORA:
The western slope of the park is home to the Triangle Palm (Dypsis decaryi, found nowhere else in the world)
Species:

Dominant ethnic group(s): Antanosy, Antandroy

Official web page

Additional notes: 65% of birds are endemic.
Andohahela

MAP/Satellite Picture




Gray Mouse Lemur (Microcebus murinus)



Ring-tailed lemurs paddycake



Territorial chase between a pair of Verreaux's Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi)



Verreaux's Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi)



White-browed Owl (Ninox superciliaris)



Red-fronted brown lemur (Eulemur rufus)



Verreaux's Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi)



Female Madagascar Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone mutata) in its nest



Aerial view of spiny forest of Andohahela and sisal



Alluaudia procera



Sifakas in a dry forest in southern Madagascar



Phelsuma modesta modesta gecko in Taolagnaro



Sifaka in a dry gallery forest in southern Madagascar


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