Andranomena Special Reserve

Covering some 6,420 ha, this special reserve is roughly 30 km north of Morondava and can be reached by car using the road to Belo-sur-Tsiribihina. Indeed, one passes through this reserve on the way to Kirindy, which is in fact a much better place for lemur-watching. Species in Andranomena include the gray mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus) and possibly Madame Berthe’s mouse lemur (Microcebus berthae), Coquerel’s giant mouse lemur (Mirza coquereli), the fat-tailed dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus medius), the pale fork-marked lemur (Phaner pallescens), the red-tailed sportive lemur (Lepilemur ruficaudatus), the red-fronted brown lemur (Eulemur rufifrons), and Verreaux’s sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi). Unfortunately, the reserve has been impacted by illegal logging and slash-and-burn agriculture, and there are no amenities for visitors.