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Ankarana Reserve

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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar
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Ankarana is something of Madagascar

Ankarana is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in Madagascar. At least two days should be... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2016
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Wonderful place

Ankarana National Park is a wonderful place to go. With a guide you will see tons of things... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2016
Aarhus, Denmark
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“national park” (7 reviews)
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar
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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
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Ankarana National Park is a wonderful place to go. With a guide you will see tons of things: lemurs, chameleons, snakes and views. And those views really are amazing. The batcave we visited was really cool. With the stalagmites and stalactites forming, bats flying (and...More

1  Thank KayaRosell
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Brilliant park, amazing to see the Tsingy ... very very spectacular. Also lots of wildlife... Seen Lemurs up close ... pretty amazing experience.

Thank MassiG
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This reserve offers a variety of activities from a boardwalk over the Tsingy to exploring the bat cave The bats were amazing and well worth the climb to and scrambling through the caves The area is very dry and the heat was quite oppressive so...More

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 16 September 2015

We visited the reserve as part of a 5 day trip, organised by the best travel agent ever - Oceane Aventures. That's not a free plug by the way, but a great way to visit the park. We started from the southern end of the...More

2  Thank voyagesmundo
Reviewed 8 August 2015

I spent three days in Ankarana East and West. Two days would have been sufficient. Both parts of the park are very different and well worth a visit. The caves in the west are amazing, whereas the east has the tsingy. Both sides have lemurs...More

4  Thank CalgaryTravelgal
Reviewed 18 July 2015

As much as me and my partner were disappointed with Amber Mountain, Ankarana made us very happy. Lots of lemur-spotting, chameleon-spotting and obviously an amazing rock formation. We enjoyed also a bridge visit and a walk itself. Just be careful with the tour guide you...More

2  Thank Malancholia
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We had wanted to go to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, but as it's so remote, and entrance was questionable at that time of year, we decided to go with the sure thing of Ankarana instead. We had never really seen stingy formations before, so...More

Thank kcoons7
Reviewed 9 July 2015

On our hike through the park, we visited two bat caves, saw numerous species of chameleons, lemurs, birds and insects, walked through baobabs, desert regions, and tropical forests, walked through and on the tsingy (incredible rock formations) and crossed rope bridges over chasms in the...More

1  Thank greenie233
Reviewed 2 July 2015

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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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