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“Lemur Island!”

Vakona Private Reserve
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Lemur Day Tour at Andasibe Rainforest and Vakona...
Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Andasibe
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 19 April 2018

This was a fun experience and opportunity to get up close to three varieties of lemur. The Brown lemurs jump on you and are very engaging and gentle! The lemurs are all being rehabilitated - many had been pets so are being given a new life. There are 5 islands with varying degrees of human interaction. Breeding is encouraged and the lemurs are surrounded by water (they don't swim) so are safe from predators. This would be great for kids I think.... I did prefer seeing them in the wild but it was also nice to get up close. We saw brown lemurs, bamboo lemurs and white and black ruffed lemurs on island 1. That's the only one tourists visit.

The nearby 'zoo' was better than I had envisaged- the crocodiles have a reasonable enclosure but the fossa and other animals are caged. It was the only place we got to see a fossa.

Thank Kerryn72
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We visited Lemur Island, the crocodile lake and related attractions. Lemur Island is an island in a river where there are a number of rescued lemurs that are very friendly, and is a must see. You will have them climbing all over you. We were initially hesitant, not wanting to visit if it was effectively a zoo, but it turns out that these animal are eventually relocated. The other attractions are also very interesting and the guide is well-informed.

Thank Peter225
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

I have mixed feelings after visiting this reserve. Whilst I admit it was very cool to have lemurs jumping onto your shoulder, it didn't feel quite right to have these wild animals "performing" through enticement of food. You do get to see them up close but the excitement of seeing them in the wild in the National Park was better I think. However, you are assured of seeing them, which is not always certain in the National Park. As well as visiting one of the islands with lemurs, we visited a zoo area, which had crocodiles, fossa, birds and a few chameleons.

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

We didn’t have enough time to visit the national park and decided to visit this nice private reserve instead. Of course the place is for tourists and the lemurs are more “domestic” than “wild” ...but the place is really great though

Thank Karina_MK_2017
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

A nice place to get a better view of the lemurs in the area. Good picture opportunities. A pity that some tourists really try everything to be on the picture with these poor animals.
The crocodile part is more a zoo, which is exactly the reason why I came to Madagascar: to avoid the zoo. The island is nice, if there are no other tourists, the crocodiles to be avoided.

Thank Hans K
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