SIFAKA JOURNEY

Your friendly guide will warmly greet you upon arrival at the port or airport, and assist you in locating your designated car and driver, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable start to your journey.
Payment:after excursion.


Sifaka is the Malagasy name for the white lemur, and Propithecus tattersalli is the scientific name of the species found in northeastern Madagascar.
You can encounter this species of sifaka in the northeastern region of Madagascar, specifically within the Vohemar district, nestled in the Daraina forest. The forest is situated approximately 240 km (5h12min) from Diego-Suarez and 108km (1h44min) from Ambilobe.
Physical Description: This sifaka is distinguished by its dense and silky fur, which is typically white with shades of gray on the back and limbs. Their head is often entirely white, with sometimes gray patches around the eyes. Their eyes are usually orange or golden, and they have a black muzzle. This sifaka has a long, non-prehensile tail, almost as long as its body. They have powerful hind limbs and opposable thumbs, aiding them in agile tree movement.
Distribution and Habitat: It is endemic to Madagascar and is primarily found in the dry forests of the northeast of the island. They inhabit coastal regions and transitional areas between dry forests and scrublands. Their habitat is threatened by deforestation and land loss due to agriculture and other human activities.
Behavior: Like other sifakas, it is primarily arboreal and spends most of its time in trees. They are known for their unique mode of locomotion called "vertical clinging and leaping," where they propel themselves from one tree to another in large leaps. They live in family groups led by a dominant pair and communicate with each other using vocalizations and gestures.
Diet: Sifaka's diet is primarily herbivorous. They mainly feed on leaves, flowers, fruits, and young shoots found in their forest habitat. Their diet may vary depending on the seasonal availability of food resources.
Sifaka is a distinct and fascinating species adapted to life in Madagascar's dry forests. Their distinctive beauty and arboreal lifestyle make them a valuable species to preserve for future generations.