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Address: off of RN2, Marozevo, Madagascar

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This is the place to see reptiles like chameleons up close. There are a number of enclosures to enter and view first hand. It was a nice place to stop and take a break enroute... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 August 2016
Fairfield, Connecticut
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

It's really a great pity that the owner does not maintain these facilities better. I really feel sorry for the animals that are kept in horrible cages.

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Montvale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This was my opportunity to get some amazing photos of at least a dozen different species of chameleons, some of which we had seen along the roadside but we could not get close enough to get good photos. We also saw fruit bats, geckos, and boa constrictors in this nature farm.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is the place to see reptiles like chameleons up close. There are a number of enclosures to enter and view first hand. It was a nice place to stop and take a break enroute from Tana to Andasibe. Our guide was knowledgeable and spoke English very well.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

stopped here on our way to Andasibe NP; it's small, privately run and has animals in large enclosures. It's pretty basic and it not a flash zoo. There are chameleons, iguanas, geckos, tiny native frogs, bats and a small number of butterflies. Also 1 snake and crocodile. Our local guide spoke some English, and being on the edge of a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The place is fairly small, but still has lots of small animals. I especially liked the chameleon display. Very knowledgeable guide with good English.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Didn't have high expectations. We were the only ones there. But ended up spending an hour and half there. Had a very knowledgeable, patient naturist/guide who spoke English very well. Really enjoyed the Chameleon enclosure which is full of many different kinds and sizes of chameleons hidden in dense growth of all different types of trees and plants. Was fun... More 

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Whitefish, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

If you work at it, you can find reptiles and amphibians in the wild in Madagascar, but the Pereyras Nature Farm makes it easy to see beautiful specimens in one place. There is a room just for chameleons, with beautiful Parson's and panther chameleons, among other types. Another room has the amazing leaf-tailed geckos that can camouflage themselves by looking... More 

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Larkspur, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Having visited reptile farms in the US, my expectations for this Reptile Farm were not very high. But it turned out to be fun. The chameleon enclosure was clean and packed with plants and chameleons. It was ok to handle them and one even climbed up on top of my head (see picture). We saw snakes, geckos, bats, and more.... More 

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Agoura Hills, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014

We stopped here for about 1 hour on our way from Andasibe to Antananarivo. We had a good English speaking tour guide who knew all about the large variety of chameleons, gecko's, frogs, snakes and butterflies. This is a bit like a zoo but the wildlife looked to be well cared for and had plenty of space to move around... More 

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

Reserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic is at Marozevo, on National Route NR2 between the towns of Manjakandriana and Moramanga. There is a good selection of chameleons and other reptiles in several walk-through greenhouses, where you have an excellent opportunity to get close up photos and handle the lizards. The multilingual guides accompany you and are knowledgeable about the different species, but... More 

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