Specificity of the Park
A listed World Heritage Site World Heritage Site, Andohahela represents the biological diversity of the extreme south-east of Madagascar. It is also the only protected area in Madagascar with a dense moist forest south of the Tropic of Capricorn, which is rare at the global level; and transitional “training” between the Eastern and Southern Ecoregions. It is a considerable water reservoir, and with the development of ecotourism, it represents a great economic potential for the region.
The following species should be monitored as a priority: Eulemur fulvus collaris, Hapalemur griseus meridionalis, Lemur catta, Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi.
Flores of Andohahela National Park Park
More than a thousand species of plants:
• Five of the 11 Didieraceae species endemic to southern Madagascar exist in the Andohahela National Park (Decarya madagascariensis, Alluaudia humbertii, Alluaudia procera, Alluaudia dumosa, Alluaudia ascendes).
• Local and regional endemic species such as trihedral palm or Dypsis decaryi and Hapalemur griseus meridionalis
Fauna of Andohahela National Park:
• 207 species and varieties of ferns, of which more than 90% in humid forest
• 12 species of lemur including 05 in dry forest,
• 129 bird species,
• 65 species of reptile,
• 50 species of amphibians including 04 in dry forest
How to get there
National Road N ° 7 (towards Tulear), junction Ihosy (PK 593) on RN 13, then on Amboasary for Ankazofotsy, Ranomainty for Mangatsiaka, Ankariera for Tsimelahy Manambaro for Malio and RIP 118 for Manangotry.
State of the road: secondary, practicable in any season.
Approximate travel time from Antananarivo: 3 days.
Location of the Park
GPS: Between 24º30 ‘- 25º02’ South Latitude and 46º32 ‘- 46º 54’ East Longitude.
The park is located in the extreme south-east of Madagascar, 40 km north-west of Fort Dauphin and 30 km as the crow flies to the west of the Indian Ocean. It is located in the Anosy Region and straddles the two districts of Fort Dauphin and South Amboasary. It is surrounded by the villages of Tsimelahy, Mangatsiaka, Malio, Ihazofotsy and Manangotry
Area: 76,020 ha
The Andohahela NP, with its very important hydrographic network, constitutes a water tower for the region of Anosy and Androy. The main rivers and streams of the region take their source.
120 to 1972 meters
Hot and humid climate for the eastern slope of the humid forest with an annual rainfall of 1500-2000 mm; dry climate in the plot of the thorny Bush and finally the climate of the transition forest between the extreme climates of the first two plots.
Ideal time for the visit
November to January
Opening hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Park was created in 1939 under the status of Integral Natural Reserve (RNI 11). In 1999, the Andohahela National Park was awarded the Best New Ecotourism Projects, which earned him the Silver Otter Award in London.
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