Kirindy Private Reserve
With the Mozambique Channel to its west and encircled by lush natural landscapes, the Kirindy Private Reserve lies on Madagascar's beautiful western coast. This privately managed reserve provides a sanctuary for a host of endangered ecosystems namely dry deciduous forests, and a collection of wildlife which includes the giant jumping rat, seven endemic lemur species and an array of bird species that inhabit this swathe of unique vegetation. Known for its extreme seasonal changes, this reserve is most popular after the rainy season when verdant landscapes explode into existence. Visitors can look forward to night hikes, spotting the giant umbrella-branched baobab tree, catching a glimpse of a variety of nocturnal mammals, reptiles, and insects filling the spectacular night skies.