The Analamera Special Reserve is one of the lesser known and still as good as unexplored special reserves on Madagascar. Analamera covers an area of just over 370 square kilometers and is located about 20 kilometers southeast of the Montagne d`Ambre National Park. The special reserve was created as such in 1956 and extends from the east coast of Madagascar to the karst plateau of Analamerana. Dry rock formations and a dense deciduous forest characterize the scenic appearance of Analamera. For the agricultural efforts of the surrounding area, the reserve is of utmost importance, as it is used as an important source of water will. Large rivers such as the Irondo or the Loky cross the special reserve and are responsible for the irrigation of rice fields. If you want to travel through this special reserve, it is best to start in Diego Suarez and go by the Off road vehicle to the reserve. There, some simple accommodations also invite you to a longer stay, so that you can explore the protected area extensively. If you want to stay overnight in the reserve, you can stay at the Camping as a simple and uncomplicated method but you have to bring all the necessary things with you. If you book one of our tours and thereby have a Detour to Analamera Special Reserve plan, we can of course help you with this. A favorable season for a visit can be the months of from may to september be recommended. During this time the Temperatures average at 28°C and the probability of rain is relatively low. In the rainy season itself often complicate you torrential rains wandering around the park and sometimes even make it impossible to visit the protected area.
Analamera is home to many spectacular and unique plants. Wild coffee plants, different palms as well as three of the eight different baobabs are at home in this area. Also numerous animal creatures feel very well in Analamera. Among them are also the Perrier Sifakas which are probably one of the most endangered lemur species on the island of Madagascar. Also the Sanford lemurs or the crowned lemurs, which are also very endangered, can be observed in Analamera under favorable conditions. In addition there are numerous also endangered bird species such as the Van Dam Vanga or the Madagascar Pond Heron. Reptiles are also not exactly rare in Analamera. Somewhat threatening at first sight are perhaps the various boas that live in the forests of this area. However, these snakes are absolutely harmless for humans and therefore do not pose a risk.