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Ankarana Reserve

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Beautiful place to see wildlife, birds, and tsingy

We spent one day hiking in the park from the east entrance. It was interesting to see the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Birds, lemurs and reptiles.....and rock formations

A great walk, we did not complete some of the more difficult paths but saw the crown lemurs in a... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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“bat cave”(13 reviews)
“national park”(7 reviews)
“lots of water”(3 reviews)
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent one day hiking in the park from the east entrance. It was interesting to see the different types of vegetation. It was quite dry when we were there but there was obvious damage from a cyclone that had badly damaged the area earlier...More

Thank chasemarta
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

A great walk, we did not complete some of the more difficult paths but saw the crown lemurs in a group at low level, the rock formations are spectacular, the tsingy an example of erosion over many years. The hole in the river where the...More

Thank rod_heather
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This was our favorite park/hike of our trip. Our guide was sensational and took us on the longest hike available (4-5 hours), covering semi-dry forest, dry forest, caves, vistas, lemurs, footbridges, and of course the breathtaking tsingy. We learned more history about Madagascar from our...More

Thank kenhallinan1
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We wanted to stay in Ankarana for 3 days, but in the end just spent 1 full day there. On the website it seems as if they have several full day tours, but actually you can do them all in 1 day with still time...More

Thank Petra E
Reviewed 11 May 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

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 23 December 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.

Thank smallbug_11
Reviewed 18 December 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

Thank Elizur
Reviewed 12 November 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

Thank JimSTL1021
Reviewed 9 October 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

Thank KristinaG1096
Reviewed 11 April 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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Emily H
11 June 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
Theo T
11 February 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