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“Rain-o-mafana”

Ranomafana National Park
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“Rain-o-mafana”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

I would recommend this, but make sure you bring adequate rain gear, even for the dry season. It rained non-stop. We had a very good guide for the day walk. I would skip the night walk, as it is swarming with other groups and you don't see very much walking along the side of the road.

Visited October 2013
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“lots of wildlifeT”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Trails are steep and it is a very popular place so dont expect to be viewing the lemurs etc on your own but it is a very beautiful and rewarding place to visit.

Visited September 2013
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“One of my favourites! :)”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

This park is stunning!
Every tour guide I spoke to in any of the parks said the same thing, that this one was the most important and diverse of all of the national parks in terms of flora and fauna.

At the beginning of the trip I went straight North and was a little shocked by the deforested moonscape that is unfortunately the majority of Madagascar and a huge issue, so was so pleased when as soon as I started heading South of 'Tana' the landscape and architecture absolutely stunning!

This park had an excellent range of lemurs, many only found here. It could be considered, as my reference book pointed out quite difficult walking for some people and the lemurs can only be found by climbing frantically through muddy embankments and trees, up hills etc like a monkey...but well worth it!

I was hoping to see a fully sized Giraffe Beetle, however we only found some extremely tiny baby ones which was amusing :)

I recommend doing the walk tha t takes you back along past the waterfall and back to the lovely little village at the bottom of the hill,the locals and things you see along the way are nothing short of delightful!

Ask the guide where to find some 'Toka-Agasy' to ease you muscles at the end of your walk ;)

Visited December 2012
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