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The town of Morondava is the gateway to Kirindy and the many attractions in this part of the west, including the well-known Baobab Avenue, the Tsingy de Bemaraha and Kirindy Reserve.
Kirindy's dry deciduous forest is just a two-hour drive from Morondava, passing through the avenue de baobabs en route. Kirindy really is one of the most rewarding wildlife areas in the country with so many different species on offer. It is the best area to find the fosa – Madagascar's largest predator - and it is also home to the tiniest of lemurs, and the world's smallest primate, the Madame Berthe's mouse lemur, which weighs just 30g. It is also home to the giant jumping rat, collared iguanas, narrow-stripped mongoose and various birds, reptiles and amphibians.
The best time to visit Kirindy is September to December.