Ankarana Special Reserve, Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Cross a deep ravine on a suspension foot bridge and admire Jurassic limestone formations at Ankarana Special Reserve, a wildlife reserve with some of the highest population density of primates in the world. Dark karst pinnacles, cave systems, and underground waters with dry deciduous and semi-deciduous forests cover 18,220 hectares (45,023 acres). Watch closely to see crowned lemurs, Sanford's brown lemur, Perrier's black lemur, brown mouse lemur, and dwarf lemurs, and you can also spot chameleons and leaf-tailed geckos. Many birds inhabit the area, including paradise flycatcher and the common jery. Plan to visit Ankarana Special Reserve and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) attractions using our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) trip planning site.
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  • The trek in the park is relatively easy and boring, you can spot lemurs, snake if you're lucky and some weird insects. I guess it all depends how lucky you are with the guide, ours was not very...  more »
  • We spent one full day (with lunch at a restaurant just outside the park) here and had a good time. We saw lots of cool wildlife and the Tsingy hike was good albeit very hot. I was a bit...  more »
  • The territory of the park is quite large, but Tsingy was our main interest. The landscape is fantastic, probably the closest analogy could be the lava fields of Iceland.  more »

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