In the northeastern part of Madagascar is the Mangerivola Special Reserve, which covers an area of a good 120 square kilometers. Founded in 1958, the reserve is located just over a kilometer from the 50 kilometers west of Tamatave, but is nevertheless characterized by significantly more difficult access. Few travelers take the Strains of the journey Mangerivola, as a special reserve, is therefore still a special place. Relatively strongly isolated. Yet it is precisely this reserve for your Madagascar vacation has to offer numerous highlights and sights. If you decide to take a trip to Mangerivola, you will be pleased to know that the climate in this reserve is pleasant all year round. Pleasantly warm is. At the same time, the Mangerivola Reserve is also very humid and there are numerous rainy days throughout the year. Therefore, visits between the designated Rainy months November and March less recommended, as the stay in the Mangerivola Reserve at this time would be much too strenuous. Since tourism infrastructures are lackingIf you want to stay overnight, you will have to change to camping, which is allowed in some places in the reserve. For a trip to the Mangerivola Reserve you should plan several days, because the journey alone is already very time-consuming: first you drive to a small town called Anjahamana and already on this part of the route the road proves to be exceedingly ruthless. Afterwards you have to drive the Rest of the journey on foot behind him. The distance to the entrance of the Mangerivola Reserve is about 20 kilometers and involves a walk of about a day's length. In the reserve Mangerivola you will then meet a evergreen moist forest, with the respective habitats of the flora and fauna there changing significantly depending on the altitude. The Peak Mangerivola is the highest point of the reserve and is located at 1,484 meters. Densely vegetated valleys and hills, with numerous lakes, waterfalls and river courses welcome you to the Mangerivola Reserve and provide you with spectacular sights and experiences.
Bird watching in particular is often on the agenda for visitors to the Mangerivola Reserve. After all live About 100 different species of birds in the reserve, of which 63 species are endemic and 22 species are locally endemic. This means that the habitat of these species is limited to the Mangerivola Reserve. The very rare serpent eagle is one of the birds that can be observed in the Mangerivola Reserve. They are joined by the red owl, the brown mesite or even the red row. Besides the birds also play different lemurs such as the black and white varis, as well as 45 species of amphibians and 20 species of reptiles play an important role in the animal observations. In the environment around the Mangerivola Reserve settle primarily Members of the Betsimisaraka ethnic groupwho live in conditions that are by no means easy. Cattle breeding and agriculture are considered the two hobby horses of this population group and both represent for the forestation of the reserve a continuous threat The forest is a major threat to the population. Forest stands have to give way to clearing for cropland and pasture, which in the long run severely endangers the population. Meanwhile there are some projects designed for sustainabilityThese projects are intended to improve the living conditions of the Betsimisaraka and at the same time protect nature in the Mangerivola Reserve. Other negative factors, such as the overexploitation of precious woods, can only be prevented to a limited extent by these projects.