Highlights of Madagascar

Ankarana National Park

Scroll

A massif of sharply-eroded karst limestone pinnacles (called tsingy locally) with sunken patches of dry deciduous forest containing a high density of primates, Ankarana National Park boasts beautiful lakes, underground rivers, sinkholes (cenotes) and caves with evidence of ancient civilisations, and the world’s only cave-dwelling crocodiles.

Ankarana, accessed through Diego Suarez (Antsiranana), combines well with Montagne d’Ambre and Eden Lodge or Nosy Be. It is a park for the adventurous who are happy to accept camping or simple rustic accommodation and enjoy hiking through varied scenery encountering wildlife like crowned lemur, Sanford’s brown lemur, northern sportive lemur, big headed gecko and two species of leaf tailed gecko. At least 14 species of bat roost within Ankarana’s caves and forests including some enormous colonies of straw-coloured fruit bats. Access can be difficult in wetter months, although wildlife viewing can be rewarding at such times.

Accommodation Near

Ankarana National Park

Iharana Bush Camp

A wonderful rustic Bush Camp with stunning views of the Tsingy. ...

Ankarana Lodge

Comfortable accommodation close to Ankarana National Park, one of Mada...

Inspiration

Wildlife Holiday Ideas

Madagascar
13 Days
Price from
2313
Tour type
Family Holiday
Madagascar
15 Days
Price from
3187
Tour type
Group Tour
Madagascar
6 Days
Price from
1773
Tour type
Tailor-Made Tour
Madagascar
15 Days
Price from
4583
Tour type
Group Tour
Madagascar
17 Days
Price from
5313
Tour type
Group Tour
Madagascar
10 Days
Price from
2945
Tour type
Tailor-Made Tour
Madagascar
13 Days
Price from
3625
Tour type
Tailor-Made Tour
Madagascar
19 Days
Price from
3993
Tour type
Tailor-Made Tour
Madagascar
17 Days
Price from
5356
Tour type
Group Tour
Madagascar
10 Days
Price from
3395
Tour type
Tailor-Made Tour Family Holiday
Madagascar
17 Days
Price from
7158
Tour type
Tailor-Made Tour
Madagascar
21 Days
Price from
5223
Tour type
Tailor-Made Tour
Madagascar
13 Days
Price from
3232
Tour type
Tailor-Made Tour
Madagascar
10 Days
Price from
2493
Tour type
Tailor-Made Tour Family Holiday
Madagascar
16 Days
Price from
2937
Tour type
Tailor-Made Tour