The intimate Berenty Reserve, nestled at the southern extremity of Madagascar, stands as one of the island’s most renowned and frequently visited nature reserves.
Spanning the Mandrare River, it encompasses deciduous riverine gallery forests alongside a compact area of spiny forest, characterised by plants adorned with thorns.
While celebrated for its dense lemur population – especially the most famous of them all – the Ring-tailed Lemur, the reserve is equally exciting for avid birders, with numerus endemic species, which will be our main targets. Notable species include the sough-after Madagascan Sandgrouse, the colourful Madagascan Green Pigeon, the elusive Torotoroka Scops Owl, and possibly even the striking Madagascan Cuckoo-Hawk, enhancing the allure of this unique reserve.
Easy– lots of on-foot birding in difficult terrain, but nothing overly enduring. Accommodation in this region of Madagascar is scarce, with only two options available.
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