A piece of heaven that you should not miss, rich and unique ecosystems, breathtaking green landscapes, resort of thermal water which makes it different from other parks, in brief the total disorientation is waiting for you in the national park of Ranomafana. With all of these treasures, the park is classified world natural heritage in 2007 by the UNESCO.
Extended on more than 41 601 hectares, the park has uncountable fauna and flora species and the majority are endemic. Regarding fauna, the park has 115 species of birds; 62 species of reptiles; 90 species of butterflies, rodents and insects, 16 species of chameleons and many others. Also don’t miss observing 12 species of lemurs that are very easy to stop except in case of rain.
Besides, the park is a real nest with orchid, precious wood and carnivorous plants which are everywhere in the forest.
Consisted of rainforest, the rate of humidity of the park is upper than 90 %. Therefore, during your visit, it is recommended to bring adequate equipments like raincoats and rainy boots to avoid muddy paths.
The national park of Ranomafana is accessible all year long. We can get there by car or by train. The train traveling is recommended for more adventure.
ACTIVITIES AND CIRCUITS
Six circuits are proposed to you during your visit of the national park of Ranomafana. To discover the essential of the park in one day like the observation of the flora and fauna, the green landscapes and the magnificent waterfalls; opt for circuits Sahamalaotra, Aureus, Vatoharanana and Amboditanimena.
For the searches and the explorations, you have a circuit completely done for the flowers and the ornithology. Finally, for a deep discovery of the park you can choose the circuit Soarano-Valohoaka which will be done in 3 days, this will make you discover the whole park, visit the Tanala villages, observation of the biggest and primary landscapes of forest and the highest waterfall of the park.
The national park of Ranomafana is at 421km from Antananarivo in the southern part of Madagascar. The road is asphalted so accessible to any type of vehicle.
For the average budgets, “Chez Gaspard” and the “Hôtel Grenat” will be the good choices, the prices of rooms of these hotels are from 20$. For more comforts, the overnight stay price is from 30 $, we advise you “Setam Lodge”, “Hôtel Domaine Nature”, “Centrest Sejour”, “Hôtel Thermal” or even better “Karibotel”.