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||VISIT CAMP BANDRO
How to get there
From Antananarivo you need to go to Ambatondrazaka. From there you can take your own transportation or a public taxi brousse which takes around 45 minutes and costs 2'000 Ariary.
Board and Lodging
Once you arrive at the entrance of Andreba, a welcome sign near the road will give you directions to Camp Bandro, that is located just outside the village at about 100 m from the sign. From the Camp you can see the edge of the Lake Alaotra. At the moment there are four rooms available (see price list for details, pdf ), so you might want to make a reservation. Another option is our camping facility which is 5'000 Ariary per night and tent.
There is no restaurant in Andreba but a little market and some epiceries. One of our cooks can prepare lunch or dinner for you at the Camp. There is also the possibility to order breakfast for very little money (see price list for details, pdf).
What you can do and see
In order to see the Alaotra Gentle Lemur, the Bandro, you will have to book a pirogue. A guided boat tour on the lake and into the Bandro Park costs 10'000 Ariary per pirogue (1,5 – 2 hours, max. 2 persons per boat). During the tour you will also have the possibility to observe the impressive avifauna of Lake Alaotra.
You will have to get up early as the Bandro is best seen at dawn. But to experience the daybreak on Lake Alaotra is well worth it - the atmosphere is very quiet and peaceful at this time of day. Note that there might be an entry fee to the Bandro Park of 10'000 Ariary which has to be paid to a community association.
To make a reservation for Camp Bandro please call the MHRN office in Antananarivo at +261 341 383 480 or the office in Ambatondrazaka at +261 341 014 760 or send a email to reservation@MHRN-info.net