Anja Park

A project initiated in 1999, Anja Park is a small (8ha) community-managed reserve 15km south of Ambalavao, visited on a 1-2 hour walk to see habituated lemurs including plenty of ring tailed lemurs (you may even get the ‘lemur on the shoulder’ experience). The surroundings are beautiful with impressive rock formations and interesting arid-adapted flora. It is a sacred area for the Betsileo people whose caves and tombs can be found high up in the cliffs.

For the energetic and nimble, a climb up the rocks yields superb views over the landscape. As much as this is not the most natural experience, it offers great photographic opportunities, your entrance fee and tips help the local community and the lemurs tend to be healthier than, for example, at Berenty.