In this authentic exotic paradise, the surprise and wonder pairs up with discoveries. Have you ever met the smaller lemurs in the world? The special reserve of Ivohibe’s peak is home to the famous Microcebus rufus, who will impress you by their beauty. At the corner of trails, you will also come across the iconic, recognizable by its ringed tail, Madagascar Maki.
The special reserve of Ivohibe’s peak is subject to two types of climates: tropical humid on the eastern side and a warm climate on the West side. The dry season and fresh ranging from June to October is the perfect climate for a visit, but it is also quite possible to go throughout the year. For information, the special reserve of Ivohibe’s peak is open to visitors every day of the year, except on Sundays. Opening hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
Departing from Antananarivo, you need to pass by Fianarantsoa by the national road 7 (Bush-taxi at the bus station Fasan’ny Karana). Then take the fork to Ihosy, with distance of about 110 km, will lead to Ivohibe. The track, a secondary road which is in a very bad condition, ideally suitable for off-road vehicles.
Most hikes in the reserve of Ivohibe’s peak have for starting point, the Tsara Camp. It’s the nearest address to the park and the most appropriate for a good meal. For a more than a day visit, plan camping since you will spend the night under the stars. At Ambalavao, hotels in bougainvillea and the Residence of the Betsileo provide quality services, whether in terms of accommodation or catering.
To fully enjoy your visit in the reserve of Ivohibe’s peak, we recommend a small picnic basket.
Other attractions are on this axis of the national road N°7. The Andringitra national park with “Pic Boby”, its high peak, is also at your fingertips. If you go back to Antananarivo, make a stop at Ranomafana’s national park and enjoy a spa water therapy.
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