A full forested park (41601 ha) classified World Natural Heritage of Antsinanana in 2007 is located at 70km east of Fianaratsoa. One can find there the rare and greatly endangered species of lemurs. The Varimbolomena or Hapalemur aureus, a diurnal lemur is the best species of the park with the Grand Hapalemur, Prolemur simus , one of the most endagered species in the world. There only remain some individuals, and Ranomafana is one ideal site to see this species that was thought extinct.
The water of the Thermal Station of Ranomafana whose sulfur composition in a true therapy for some diseases takes its sources in the park. The relief is hilly, the dense forest cut by beautiful cascades. You’ll appreciate the River trips with Subdesert Tour Operator.
Andringitra is located at 47km south of Ambalavao along the Maind road (RN 7)in the region of Haute Matsiatra. The park shelters the peak at 2658m, the highest eccessible summit of Madagascar. With a concentration of endemism and diversity, the biodiversity of Andringitra is preserved by the placing of the park on a slope and the gigantic rocky massifs. Some 1000 species of plants are known within the park and the vegetation differs according to the forest, dense and humid of lower or medium altitude. The Aloes Andringitriensis, endemic aloes of Andringitra, is renowned for its spectacular flowers which bloom from June to September. Lemurs, birds, reptiles will enchant your stay through its multiple circuit.
Isalo located in the region of Ihorombe. The park is at 279km south of Fianaratsoa and 80km from Ihosy. Criss-crossed by rivers,it stretches out over 81540ha. The massif of Isalo is a plateau of continental sandstone dated jurassic strongly eroded and cut by deep canyons of many kilometers of length. The park is an extraordinary ecosystem. An endemic rupicole vegetation made of Aloes, Euphorbes, Pachypodes and Kalanchoe grow on the exposed sandstone.
The flora of Isalo is typical of thisexceptional habitat, with a local great endemic majority like the Aloes Isaloensis which grow on the rock of the natural pool the whole year. One can find there the Maki (lemur catta)and the small bird Merle de Benson (pseudocossyphus benson)
The Tsingy of Bemaraha
located in the national park of Bemaraha. The national park of Bemaraha stretches out over1577100 ha with 100km long from north to south and 10 to 40km wide from west. Its southern part enjoys the status of national park with 72340ha of surface area. Its northern part that has the status of Integral Natural Reserve, covers 85370ha.It is in the south that one sees the Tsingy, spectacular pinnacles with an extremely difficult access. This Karstic formation stretches away as far as the eye could see, a forest of peaks and spurs of rocks gives an impressive unity. The Tsingy is classified in the world heritage of UNESCO since 1990 and it is one of the best protected areas of Madagascar. The visitors have access to the Tsingy through ways and platforms that are hung between the inaccessible rocks. The massifs Tsingy is covered with a dense and dried forest with 85% endemic plants of the big island and hosts many species of lemurs such as the Microcebus murinus, birds, reptiles and amphibians