After breakfast at the lodge, your guide and driver will collect you for the 4-wheel drive journey about 37km northwards along a rutted road to Mantadia National Park
. Here, you can complete one of the trails which will enable you to see some primary mid-altitude montane rainforest. Do note that the slopes in Mantadia are steeper than is the case in both Andasibe ('Perinet') and Parc Mitsinjo (Analamazaotra), so a reasonable level of fitness is required for the park. Trails are also for the most part, narrower in Mantadia.
Wildlife to be seen is much the same as is the case in Andasibe and Mitsinjo, but birders might see some of the rainforest-dependent Ground-roller species (notably Pitta-like and Short-legged) and in mixed-species feeding flocks, you may see the likes of Grey-crowned greenbul and White-throated oxylabes.
Mantadia is known for its population of the Critically Endangered Diademed sifaka, and lucky visitors also see Black and white ruffed lemur and occasionally, Red-bellied lemur.
After having completed a trail in Mantadia (this should take until late morning), return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, visit another attraction in the area such as Lemur Island, where some lemurs that have been confiscated from trappers, live on a wooded island.
Please note: in the rare event that road damage renders Mantadia inaccessible, we take visitors to the similar Maromizaha Experimental Reserve.