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Ankarana Reserve

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Address: Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar

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Beautiful walk in nature

Amazing landscape on grey tsingy, beautiful plants and trees and a lot of camaleons, lemurs and other typical malgasy endemic animals, even some snakes. It is necessary to have a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Amazing landscape on grey tsingy, beautiful plants and trees and a lot of camaleons, lemurs and other typical malgasy endemic animals, even some snakes. It is necessary to have a local guide to enjoy the tour better

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Ankarana has everything you want from a national park in Madagascar - tsingy, birds, lemurs and chameleons galore! We went for 1 full day and 2 half days, which was more than enough to visit the tsingy from different perspectives and search for wildlife. I'd definitely recommend the small hike up to one of the mountain-top viewpoints - you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The Tsingy will take your breath away. We went to Madagascar at the beginning of the rainy season so we were told that we couldn't do the big Tsingy in the west and were advised to go to Ankarana if we really wanted to see Tsingy. I can't even imagine what the Big Tsingy must look like if this was... More 

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shoalhaven,australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by the Tsingy of Ankarana. We had been to the larger and more famous Tsingy I the east of Madagascar, which took days of travel and very expensive, and in the end where beautiful, but not more beautiful than these smaller Tsingy in the North of the Island. We saw beautiful flora and Fauna, great rock... More 

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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This park is different than most parks in Madagascar. Great hiking, beautiful sites, waterfalls, reptiles, and the Tsingy is something to see. Rainy season limits the places you can visit, but it was still amazing. The road to get here is a tough one, so be ready for 3+ hours of bumps.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

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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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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Location: Africa  >  Madagascar  >  Antsiranana Province  >  Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

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