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Ankarana Reserve

Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Don't try to do the bat caves and Tsingy in one day. You will die. Unless you're an athlete or a local who does this regularly, you can't carry enough water to survive that amount of exertion. We were so dehydrated I was losing my vision, struggling to talk and walk. I was considering drinking my suncream, then stumbled across... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Great trails and wildlife, one of the highlights of Madagascar,with excellent guides, and reasonable accommodation next to the park.

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Agoura Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We spent the night in the Arkarana area and it was great to break up our two hikes into different days. In the afternoon of first day we hiked to Tsingy and suspension bridge. The next morning we hiked to the caves. We started our hike near the campground and there were two groups eating lunch so this attracted several... More 

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Purrmerend
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51 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a big park, so do bring your walking shoes. The hikes can be difficult over the Tsingi's and streneous going to batcave. Bring a lot of water but it's worth it. Lemurs, birds and very different landscapes. Every corner is another surprise. Do take a guide, you see a lot more

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Lagos, Nigeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We spent only 1 day whih felt was short. In the morning went for Tsingy visit and afternoon for cave visit. Both were great.

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Castricum, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We made only a short hike in the park but saw the amazing "riviere perdu" (lost river), a large hole in the rocky ground that is in open connection with the distant Indian Ocean. There are brown lemurs in the forest. The other interesting sight are the tsingy, weird spiky rock formations.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

we enjoyed the views and wildlife here especially the bat caves and the suspension bridge in the main reserve, well worth a visit

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Pointe Aux Sables
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Tsingy Rary is most shocking scenery, the local guide is great, Mr. Goulam, he knows every plant and animal.

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minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Really warm, bring bug spray!!! We saw so many lemurs and also the pinnacles ( stingy ) are really something!!

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Gatton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This place was cool! First time I have seen the Tsingy, so I was fascinated! Some really good walks. You could fill in 3 days easy IF the whole park was open. When we were there some of the park was closed due to the rainy season being just finished, AND bandits being present in the area robbing visitors of... More 

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