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The reserve is a protected area of the province of Toamasina between 930 m and 1040 m above sea level with a wet tropical climate with temperature ranging from 10° C to 27° C. It is located 140 km from Antananarivo eand 200 km frm Tamatave. It covers 12810 acres. The national parc of Mantadia is constituted by the special reserve.

ANALAMAZAOTRA and MANTADIA: the National Park itself.
The special reserve hosts 11 specie of endemic lemurs, including the famous Babakoto o Indri Indri, the biggest lemur together with multitudes of species of birds, reptiles, insects, frogs and various noturnal and diurnal species. Andasibe shows a luxuriant vegetation: tree ferns, lichens, orchids, epiphytes, healing herbs and sacred creeps.

ATSIRAKALALOTY “Palmarium” (Canal Panganales)
This private natural reserve is located in a 46 hectares peninsula. The peninsula provides a unique perspective on the endemic fauna and flora of Madagscar.You can find a variety of palm trees, xerophytes plants (adapted to dry weather), some acacia trees with yellow flowers, various spices and many orchids (including vanilla). Several species of lemurs live freely into the forest, used to the presence of man and mingling happily with him.

Located on the coastal strip to Farafangana Foulpointe,along the East coast, the canal of Panganales was once a series of shallow lagoons sheltered behind a line of coastal dunes. These lagoons eventually are totally isolated from the sea and are supplied with fresh water due to the innumerable rivers descending to the sea.Officially opened to navigation on September 1901,it became a waterway long 654 km. This inaugurated a period of flourishing trade in the East. The strip between Mananjary and Toamasina was converted in 1975, dug and enlarged to be navigable for boats.From Mananjary you sit on a barge in rustic wood and admire the axuberant nature. The channel winds like a silver ribbon through various landscape and at a time through great lakes.You will sea aquatic plants, the banks are now covered with thick forest or sand dunes. Everywhere you see nice villages. The people make you welcome signs, children throw themselves into the water to follow the waves of the boats. At 60 km from Mananjary is sotuated the village of Ambohitsara known for its “ white elephant” a stone statue venerated by the people.According to the legend, the statue comes from Mecca and attracts foreign researchers. Further North towards Nosy Varika, the channel disappears into the vast expanses of water and then continues its way between the dunes where the bed is someti mes heavily silted up, which makes navigation difficult. Approaching Mahanoro the surface is covered with water hyacinths and the region between Manambato and Toamasina consists of several lakes. The channel is vital to the residents.For many villages it is the only way to access and passage for transporting goods.

Among the best project for preservation of the environment,one of the most important is the Mananara North Biosphere.This is a reserve of 140000 hectares divided into a land reserve and a marine reserve.One of the last rainforests in Madagascar, the reserve includes a rich fuane and flora, as the endemic palm Dypsis Antanambesis. The marine reserve is formed specifically by several and rare ponds and during the night tour you can find the strangest of the lemurs, the Aye-Aye, with its unusual walk.