- Encounters with locals
- Hiking / Trekking
- Off the beaten track
The countryside is varied there. In the east rain forest at low and medium altitude, in the west high mountain prairies. Yet another site in Madagascar of extraordinary natural riches! More than 1,000 species of plants are found there, including 30 or so species of orchids and the Andringitra aloe, visible on the superb Andohariana plateau at 2,000 m.
As to the animals, 50% of Madagascars non-flying mammals live there. You can see ring-tailed lemurs being born in October and November.
Andringitra is where the territories of the Betsileo, Bara Haronga and Bara people meet. They live in such harmony with the environment that it is the only natural laboratory in Madagascar where human activity has encouraged biodiversity, rather than destroying it.