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Ankarana Reserve

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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar
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Loved the hikes

This was my second park in Madagascar. I enjoyed the hikes very much. The trails were in good... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2018
Linda T
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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
via mobile
one of the best places in Madagascar to see wildlife and the famous limestone tsingy

Other than the tsingy, you can see countless crowned lemurs and Sanford's brown lemurs. And if you... read more

Reviewed December 22, 2017
smallbug_11
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San Francisco, California
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“bat cave” (13 reviews)
“national park” (7 reviews)
“two days” (5 reviews)
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar
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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

This was my second park in Madagascar. I enjoyed the hikes very much. The trails were in good condition and well marked. The hike to the Tsingy is uncomfortably hot on a sunny day. You are totally exposed to the sun and it's easy to...More

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

Other than the tsingy, you can see countless crowned lemurs and Sanford's brown lemurs. And if you are as lucky as I, you might be able to spot a fossa.

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Reviewed December 17, 2017

They raised fees , force you to take a guide for a fee and if it is late during the day that you arrive they will not let you in again next morning

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Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

We spent the day here walking the trails and viewing the enormous diversity of wildlife here both large & small. Plenty of beautiful birds, chameleons from large to only a few inches & Geckos that are wizards at camouflage. And of course there were plenty...More

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

The park is stunning with so much variety of the types of activity and strenuousness of the walks, they vary from a short climb over the Tsingy to exploring the caves underneath or a leisurely hike to the sink hole that can be extended to...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Thanks to our guide Fredrica* for helping us trek and climb rocks. The air is dry so lots of water is required. We spent 2 hours here. Began in the jungle and moving on the lava to tsingy and finally to the bat cave. The...More

Thank s_voltage
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Reviewed April 7, 2017

Ankarana National park is the most visited park in the North. Doing the Grand Tour, for around six hours walk, is just amazing. Visit the cave, the Perte de rivière or underground river unfinished. So rich in nature, lemurs and birds. Lemurs found in the...More

Thank ChristianRaktondrjoa
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

We visited the parc for two days wich was too much (and the entrance+guide were quite expensive: 65000 ariary per person + guide). However, what we saw was nice. The tsingy are spectacular and there is some nice wild-life (crowned lemur, sandford's brown lemur, sportive...More

2  Thank Chloe A
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Reviewed December 30, 2016

The trip to Ankarana Reserve was a wonderful, unforgettable experience despite blazing heat. Almost right at beginning of the path, I had a close encounter with a crested coua eating fruit and a lovely rufous-colored male Malagasy paradise flycatcher with very long tail feathers, soon...More

5  Thank Maria_the_Snorkeler
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Reviewed December 27, 2016

A nice park to visit with the mangnificent grey tsingy and many lemurs, chameleons etc. A must-go if in the area, can be combined in one day with Tsingy Rouges if so desired.

1  Thank iloverocknroll1984
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Emily H
June 11, 2017|
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Response from ChristianRaktondrjoa | Reviewed this property |
Hello, The guide was very knowledgeable and funny ! But in Ankarana reserve, there is no choice for a guide, like recommendation. They work as a turn system. So you just go to the park office, and they will tell you who is... More
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Theo T
February 11, 2015|
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Response from Pensionado | Reviewed this property |
Le Relais de l'Ankarana is simple but clean and you have hot water. Guide in the park is obligatory. Ankarana NP is a large area that consists of two parts. From Le Relais you will be able to walk in one section, very... More
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