Berenty is situated 90 kilometres west of Fort Dauphin and what was mostly spiny forest is now predominantly a sea of sisal fields. There is a network of well-kept and wide trails which invite you to explore depths of the reserve, meeting its inhabitants. Home to six different species of lemur, the ones you will come across are habituated, allowing for some close up encounters and great photographs. You may also spot snakes, reptiles and frogs, as well as the south’s largest Madagascar fruit bat colony.
Birdlife is also perfectly viewable in the reserve without binoculars, including parrots, eagles and paradise flycatchers amongst others. In the area you will also find an interesting ethnological museum, which depicts the life of the local tribe, the Antandroy, as well as a model reconstruction of an Antandroy village.
There are some fantastic nocturnal walks to take advantage of, giving you the chance to witness the white-footed sportive lemur, red-and-grey mouse lemur, and grey mouse lemur.