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Ankarana Reserve

#5 of 18 things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) Features Animals
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar
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Loved this trek and our guide

Thanks to our guide Fredrica* for helping us trek and climb rocks. The air is dry so lots of water... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
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Just beautiful

Ankarana National park is the most visited park in the North. Doing the Grand Tour, for around six... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Antsirabe, Madagascar
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar
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Reviewed 12 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
Reviewed 7 April 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
Reviewed 5 January 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
Reviewed 31 December 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

2  Thank Maria_the_Snorkeler
Reviewed 27 December 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.

Thank iloverocknroll1984
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We went first thing in the morning to beat the heat, so we were also one of the few people on some of the trails, which was nice. Our day was packed and planned by our wonderful guide Oscar. We started with following the dried...More

2  Thank Wanderlustloverss
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Our trip was organised by Cactus Tours Madagascar, Charlie was amazing. Our guide Edi was very knowledgeable and friendly. Ankarana Park is amazingly beautiful. The rock formations are very impressive. We saw a few species of lemurs while we were here and lots of birds....More

Thank Ashley1717
Reviewed 7 June 2016

It might not be very extense but it is very well set and the hike is very much worthwhile. The rocks are so sharp that only by flatenning some parts you are able to visit it. The cave is also very nice but not recommended...More

Thank Tigretonix
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Very nice and well preserved park. Best to explore with a guide that can select the best parts to see in relation to the period of the year. We went during rain season (it didn't rain while we were there) and we had the chance...More

3  Thank MRCHIT
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Ankarana is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in Madagascar. At least two days should be spent. The rock formations are so impressive that they will take your breath away.

1  Thank Stensholm
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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
12 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