Parc National de l'Andringitra, Ambalavao

4.7
#3 of 7 in Nature in Fianarantsoa Province
Take a trail through pristine nature at Parc National de l'Andringitra, a World Heritage Site and part of the rainforests of the Atsinanana. Established in 1999, the park ranks among the country's most biodiverse places, with 13 species of lemur among 54 mammal and 50 amphibian species. Imarivo Lanitra peak stands at 2,658 m (8,720 ft) in a granite outcrop, a symbol of the park's rough terrain, high mountains, and deep valleys and ridges. Ranging from wet tropical forests to montane sclerophyllous forest with bamboo and lichen at high altitudes, the park also features over 100 bird species. Add Parc National de l'Andringitra and other attractions to your Ambalavao trip itinerary using our Ambalavao tour planner.
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  • Hello Everybody What a highlight that was! We, Michael&Adrian, can highly recommend you this agency and its tour through the Andringitra National Park! It was simply amazing. Our compatriot and friend...  more »
  • Come here if you want to be off the beaten tracks. We hiked one day up to the high mountains which was exhausting but with all the effort as you will be rewarded with beautiful nature and fantastic vi...  more »
  • Trekking with Mario and the team was the highlight of our trip to Madagascar. My teenage daughters and wife were almost alone in the park, camping, hiking Pic Bobby, swimming in the natural pool and p...  more »
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  • Apparently one of the most beautiful national parks in Madagascar and not as crowded as the others. The route is not very difficult, but varied. However, it is worth preparing for the trip. In the park there are prepared places for camping with cottages where you can light fire. Beautiful views. Remember that it is at a high altitude and the temperatures at night are very low.
  • Five stars National Park. Looks like Yosemite except you don't find tons of annoying tourists and the wildlife is beyond expectations. Don't forget to bring a lot of water during your hikes. Don't hesitate to share some food with your guide and porters. We had campfire dinner and shared marshmallows with them. It was my favorite moment of my entire stay. Also it's getting really cold at night if you stay at Andriampotsy base camp to reach the peak at sunrise. So bring warm clothes (even if it's Madagascar, it's cold). One last thing : if you have hiking gear you don't need, you can leave them to the guides and porters
  • Wonderful park for those who love adventure and hiking
  • One of the best hiking spot to go in Madagascar. We have done 3 days of trekking of about 35km long there and it was just amazing. There are landscapes of all kind, from amazing waterfalls, mind-blowing mountains, deep valley and incredible land of rock. You can climb the 2nd highest mountain of Madagascar which reach 2630 meters high and will get you right above the clouds. The climbing is not very hard so it doesn’t require an olympic skills, if you can stand a 4h hours walk with regular breaks it would be ok. As it is a national park, no human activities are allowed inside it which makes the place untouched. Trekking is the main activity available inside the park and there are 3 mains circuits that you could choose between. There is also tropical humid forest which hosts a lot of endemic animals as lemurs. At night, the sky is so clear that you could enjoy all the stars of Southern hemisphere. The local guides are very kindhearted and knowledgable about the park. I really enjoyed listening to them playing local music along the way.
  • This park is a good park
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