Amber Mountain National Park is situated in the far north of Madagascar, 40 kilometres 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 birdsnest 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, leaftailed 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 4 kilometres from the park gate. This village is a relaxing place to wander around and catch a flavour of rural Malagasy life. Small stalls sell seasonal fruit amongst crumbling colonial houses, little tin-roofed bars sell rum to locals perched on wooden benches and chickens and ducks scrabble all over the place.
Suggested Amber Mountain National Park and Joffreville itinerary
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Amber Mountain National Park and Joffreville, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Amber Mountain National Park and Joffreville
Places & hotels on the map
Places near Amber Mountain National Park and Joffreville
- Joffreville Ambohitra less than 5 miles away
- Northern Madagascar 10 miles away
- Ankarana Special Reserve 28 miles away
- Nosy Mitsio Archipelago 48 miles away
- Nosy Be 84 miles away
- Nosy Komba 86 miles away
- Ankify 90 miles away
- Baobab Beach 102 miles away
- Maroantsetra 204 miles away
- Nosy Mangabe 209 miles away
- Anjajavy Private Nature Reserve 215 miles away
- Masoala National Park 223 miles away
Accommodation choices for Amber Mountain National Park and Joffreville
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Amber Mountain National Park and Joffreville. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.