Why Visit Kirinday
- The best place to see Madagascar’s only large predator - the elusive fosa
- Exceptional night walks looking for nocturnal species of lemur and chameleon
- Superb dry, deciduous forests with brilliant wildlife viewing and photography
- Its location from the Avenue of Baobabs allows visits at sunrise and sunset
A little more about Kirindy
One of the most rewarding, yet least visited wildlife habitats in Madagascar, the remote Kirindy Reserve sees few visitors. In addition to the excellent brown lemur sightings, it is the most reliable place in Madagascar for sightings of the cat-like fosa and one of the best places in the country for night walks, to seek out the numerous nocturnal lemurs and chameleons found here.
With a dry forest setting and lack of thick vegetation, everything here is easy to see making Kirindy particularly good for photography. The road to the park is bumpy and the journey slow but this is the best place to look for a number of endemic dry forest species like the giant jumping rat (not as bad as it sounds), narrow-striped mongoose and pygmy mouse lemur. Kirindy is also a great for birding with over 70 species, including the cuckoo roller, Madagascar Harrier Hawk and the rare white-breasted mesite. Add to this its proximity to the famous Avenue of Baobabs and it is easy to see why this is David Attenborough’s favourite park in Madagascar and the reason why we include it for our group tours to Madagascar– our clients love it!
Beyond the Ordinary
Kirindy Reserve actually has its very own mini Avenue of Baobabs, where on a clear night you can see the trees unmistakeable silhouette against a backdrop of the Milky Way.