Amber Mountain National Park is situated in the far north of Madagascar, 40 kilometers south of Diego Suarez.
Whilst Diego can be hot and dry Amber Mountain is always cool and fresh with mist hanging over the trees. There are huge strangler figs, quinine trees and enormous bird's nest ferns.
Wildlife of Amber Mountain National Park
The park is rewarding for walkers with several beautiful trails threading through the forest. Two trails lead to waterfalls, the Cascade d’Antomboka and Cascade Sacrée. On foot you have the chance to discover all the smaller wildlife such as the leaf-mimic chameleons, tree boas, leaf-tailed geckos, butterflies and pill millipedes which curl up into perfect balls. There are seven lemur species in the park, including the crowned lemur and Sanford’s brown lemur, and hikers usually see at least one if not two of the diurnal species.
There is no accommodation in the Amber Mountain National Park itself, but Joffreville is an excellent base, just four kilometers from the park gate. This village is a relaxing place to wander around and catch a flavor of rural Malagasy life. Small stalls sell seasonal fruit among crumbling colonial houses, little tin-roofed bars sell rum to locals perched on wooden benches and chickens and ducks scrabble all over the place.
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Places near Amber Mountain National Park and Joffreville
- Joffreville Ambohitra 6 kilometers away
- Northern Madagascar 16 kilometers away
- Ankarana Special Reserve 45 kilometers away
- Nosy Mitsio Archipelago 77 kilometers away
- Nosy Be 134 kilometers away
- Nosy Komba 138 kilometers away
- Ankify 144 kilometers away
- Baobab Beach 164 kilometers away
- Maroantsetra 328 kilometers away
- Nosy Mangabe 336 kilometers away
- Anjajavy Private Nature Reserve 345 kilometers away
- Masoala National Park 359 kilometers away
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