Isalo National Park, Isalo

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Trek and swim in one of the natural pools of Isalo National Park, a reserve known for its diverse terrain and wildlife. See Verreaux's sifakas and red-fronted brown lemurs, as well as reptiles like the Madagascar ground boa, white-lipped bright-eyed frog, and Malagasy rainbow frog. You'll need to hire a guide to take you through the 850 sq km (328 sq mi) park, which encompasses sandstone columns, deep ravines, scenic waterfalls, Bismarckia-lined oases, and grasslands. Along the way, look for elephant's foot plant with its magnificent yellow flower, do some bird-watching, or visit a village with zebu (cattle) farmers. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Isalo National Park and many more Isalo attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Isalo travel itinerary planner .
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  • Our hike in the NP Isalo was besides hiking in Ankarana and snorkeling in Nosy Komba one of our highlights during our trip in Madagascar. After sometimes strenuous paths through barren landscapes, over rock and stone, small, beautiful oases suddenly appear. There are natural beaches with palm trees and beautiful waterfalls and small streams. After a few hours we arrived at the natural pools, where we could bathe alone, a dream!!!
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  • Nice and not difficult walks - very nice views, waterfalls and lemurs. Really a lot of places to walk around. Do to miss it.  more »
  • Small hike to the "Blue Pool and black Pool" along the river and Climbing in the river from one stone to the next. The greatest thing was that our guide Roland found countless exotic insects, from stick insects to lantern beetles and extremely well camouflaged spiders. Unforgettable.
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  • Just fantastic. Dramatic changes of landscape is amazing. Natural pools canyons savanah & tropical forest all in one. Must see & do the at least one full day trek.
  • Great place with a wonderful and diverse landscape. It was crowded for madagascan standards but still basically empty. You'll see plenty of Wildlife and there is a beautiful natural "swimmingpool" for a refreshing bath after a long hike.
  • Astonishing landscapes and lots of natural sculptures graven by time and weather. Enjoy also the natural piscines with waterfalls.
  • The Isalo National Park is notable for is varied terrain. Located in the central southern region of Madagascar, the park includes areas of grassland, steep canyons and sandstone formations, all dotted by occasional pools lined by palm trees. As in many of the country’s national parks, guides are required. Tours can be arranged to last as short as several hours or as long as several days.
  • Very nice place! Great guides for a great hike. The canton is just amazing! Also the pools where you can swim. And the end of our trip we paid for a three course up at the picnic place. 35.000 totally worth it! And we saw the lemurs including the rare white one :)
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