For all nature lovers, the Andrafiamena-Andavakoera protected area is an authentic jewel of biodiversity. Located in the northern region of Madagascar, the site is designed to meet tourist standards.
Became a protected area, the Andrafiamena-Andavakoera site, located in the Diana region between the city of Diego Suarez and the port ofAnkify, is a true biodiversity reserve whose natural wealth attracts many tourists wishing to discover the endemic species of Madagascar. This protected area covers 80 000 hectares with a relief ranging from 26 meters to 760 meters of altitude and of which 11 000 hectares include several types of forests. As part of the essential tourist circuits of the "Big Island", the protected site shelters in particular the famous lemur "Ankomba Jôby" or Propithecus Perrieri, also known under the name of "Proprithèque de Perrier".
Managed by a non-governmental organization called "Fanamby", the protected area of Andrafiamena-Andavakoera includes several types of forests: dry forests, transitional forests, rainforests, wetlands, or wooded savannas. The richness of the fauna and flora includes 7 species of lemurs, 5 species of amphibians, 28 species of reptiles and abundant birds, while the forests are home to 62 families of plants. To allow visitors to better discover the forest of Anjahankely and its lemurs, many trails have been created and tourist services have been improved, including accommodation services.
Thus, the tourists who wish to visit this magnificent place will have the choice between several circuits. The 2 ½ hour "Black Sifaka" trail is, as its name suggests, the circuit that will give you the privilege to meet the star species of this protected area. Those who want to admire the forests and enjoy the beauty of the site can take the circuit "point of view". It crosses several landscapes of forests, plains and savannas, and lasts about 4 hours. It offers a wonderful panorama of the Ankarana massif with Amber Mountain and the Analamerana Reserve. As for the more seasoned tourists, they will be able to choose the "hikers" circuit of 6 hours which connects the National Park and Ankarana.