Ankarana Park

Specificity of the Park
Special Reserve, Dense Dry Forest, Tsingy and its Stand and Canyons Forest.
The landscapes of the Ankarana Special Reserve
Landscape consisting of a spectacular Tsingy extensive in a caducifoliate dry dense forest formation.
Fauna of the Ankarana Special Reserve
• Fifty (50) species of molluscs and a large number of tsingy snails
• Half of the bat species in Madagascar, fourteen (14) species
• Sixty (60) species of reptiles and amphibians
• Eleven (11) species of lemurs
• Sixty (60) species of reptiles and amphibians
• Ninety six (96) species of birds
Flora of the Ankarana Special Reserve
At least three hundred thirty (330) species in seventy seven (77) families. Most trees carry deciduous leaves and many flower from September to November.
How to get there
• From Antananarivo: On RN4 to Ambondromamy (410Km), turn right on the RN6 until Ambilobe (609Km),
continue to the village of Mahamasina (entrance to the Park) located 29 km from Antsiranana.
• From Antsiranana: on RN6 to 108 km
• From Ankify: take the RN6 to Ambalavelona (Ambanja) for 15 km and continue to Mahamasina for 129 km through Ambilobe.
• From Mahajanga: On RN4 to Ambondromamy, then the RN6
Location of the Park
The Ankarana National Park is in the DIANA region in the district of Ambilobe. 04 peripheral rural communes: Marivorahona, Antsaravibe, Anivorano-Nord and Ambondrona
Area: 18,225 ha
Region: Diana
11 streams take source inside the Park.
2 132m
Humid tropical type
Embossed forest landforms of complex shape with ridges and steep and irregular slopes.
Ideal time for the visit
All year
Opening hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Ankarana would have been used as a refuge by the Antakarana people. An Ankarana cave served as a tomb for the Antakarana Kings.
Antankarana, Tsimihety, Antemoro and Antandroy.