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Northern Madagascar is home to one of the country's primary rainforest areas, Amber Mountain National Park.

As well as here you can enjoy a scenic drive out to the tiny fishing village of Ankify on the northwest coast, via Ankarana National Park.

Amber Mountain National Park

Amber Mountain National Park is situated in the far north of Madagascar, 40 km south of Diego. The park is rewarding for walkers with a large number of trails through the forest. 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 and hikers usually see at least one, if not two of the diurnal species including the crowned lemur and Sanford’s brown lemur.


Ankarana Special Reserve, MadagascarAnkarana, located three hours south west of Diego Suarez, is one of the best places in Madagascar to see the famous limestone tsingy. The limestone massif rises up from the forest, and though a few tiny succulent plants cling to the rocks, the tsingy is largely bare and spiky limestone. A few pathways wind through the rocks, and hiking is challenging, but rewarding with some spectacular views out over the reserve.

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Places to visit in Northern Madagascar

Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Northern Madagascar, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

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