Madagascar: Lemur overload at Vakona Island Reserve

Lemurs can’t swim – so put them in an island! Vakona Reserve is a small island surrounded by river on all sides. It is filled with lemurs that have been captured from outside the national parks or bought from locals (and this often saved them rom becoming a meal). Lemurs are all confined to this island – as you take a canoe around and walk on the island – they literally jump on you. They are very used to people and being fed by them. This was a lemur insanity as they hopped on my head, shoulders, arms, and climbed up my legs. It’s a total lemur overload and an up-and-close experience. 4 species from the surrounding forest were present here (but no indri), and also the playful ring-tailed lemurs.