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Ranomafana National Park

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Haute Matsiatra, Fianarantsoa 301, Madagascar
+261 20 75 523 02
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Lemurs!

We did three walks in the park. The two day hikes yeilded 5 varieties of lemur and the night walk... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kerryn72
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Melbourne, Australia
The park is spectacular but we weren't there long enough to appreciate all it has to offer

The focus of the guide was on finding lemurs, using a couple of runners with cellphones which was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Peter225
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Pretoria, South Africa
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“bamboo lemur” (23 reviews)
“night walk” (19 reviews)
“mouse lemurs” (10 reviews)
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Haute Matsiatra, Fianarantsoa 301, Madagascar
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did three walks in the park. The two day hikes yeilded 5 varieties of lemur and the night walk added a further one, the mouse lemur. Highlights were the chameleons and lemurs of course. The walk was great but challenging in parts- large steps...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The focus of the guide was on finding lemurs, using a couple of runners with cellphones which was all a bit frenetic, but we did see lemurs at close quarters. Perhaps it was communication, but we would have loved to have spent more time covering...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoy the night walk, recommended! 2 hours morning hiking is easy, the guide in national park was so helpful! Met a group of primary school students so we had a good photo time! 🙂🙂🙂

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Reviewed January 27, 2018

Once we shook off the feeling of so many groups heading out to the same places, we had fun going down steep forested slopes as the Lemurs scampered through the trees up above, especially the Golden Lemurs. Also the sheer number of Lemur species in...More

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Reviewed January 2, 2018

Yes this is great for seeing the lemurs, but I guess we were a little disappointed. Maybe we were just unlucky or we had just been spoilt at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (where we saw lemurs up close in the wild). We did see several lemurs,...More

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Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

I had anticipated this National Park as being the highlight of our trip and in many ways it was. We had two full days and went out into the park with a guide and spotter. As independent travellers we hadn't met many other tourists until...More

1  Thank Jean D
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Reviewed November 30, 2017

This was a great, but quite long hike through the park, where a number of different types of lemurs were found. It can get a bit busy around the areas where the lemurs are hanging out, but still well worth it.

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Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

This park was a real highlight for us. We saw a variety of lemurs including the endemic golden bamboo lemur. Our guide was excellent. The terrain is very hilly so wear appropriate footwear. It was dry when we were there but it would be quite...More

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Reviewed November 20, 2017

I went here in 2001 and it was a nice walk with a guide who showed us both flowers and lemurs. We did not meet anyone else. It's a great memory! This time we had made arrangements with a guide, but did not know we...More

1  Thank Kirsten Juni N
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Reviewed November 14, 2017

Fortunately, it was dry when we visited Ranomafana, even though it was the start of the rainy season. The hike we took was quite easy, and we saw several types of geckos (including the Satanic Leaf-tailed Gecko!), a Ring-tailed Moongoose, and several species of lemurs....More

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thundermidnight
January 25, 2016|
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Response from Barry D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, what the others wrote is correct - as far as I can tell. We had a hired driver and although I have driven all kinds of vehicles all over the world, I was mighty glad that we didn't have to in Madagascar. There is a... More
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mary p
December 2, 2015|
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Response from Jordijordijordi | Reviewed this property |
We made a trip first to Antsirabe. Yes I would suggest you around 12hours or better do it in two days. Sure.
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py2rkcd
March 23, 2015|
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Response from MillOaks | Reviewed this property |
It starts at sunset around 6 pm but you will need to get to the start so mast be leaving your accommodation half an hour earlier. More of a walk than a hike!
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