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This was our first stop on a 2 week tour of madagascar. The walking in the Forrest was quite tough but it was fantastic to see so many lemurs in their natural habitat. Well worth a visit. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable.
We visited in August as the only month my friend could travel. This is not the best month for birding or for the giraffe-necked weevils, but we still saw some of the lemurs.
Hiking can be quite tough in places as you go up and...More
Ranomafana National Park is one of the busiest parks in Madagascar. There are a lot of guide at the entrance so don't book a tour in advance, you will pay double if you do so!
there is a lot of wildlife you can spot in...More
To get the best out of any of Madagascar’s national parks you need to have a good experienced guide and after doing quite a bit of research on Ranomafana I realised it was obvious who the best guides in this place are –...More
Absolutely one of the best wildlife experience we've had! We took a night walk and a 5 hour day trek.We saw many chameleons, different species of bamboo lemurs, sifaka and birds. The guide we had was excellent - super knowledgeable and friendly.
Loved walking amongst fauna, old old trees, eucalyptus trees, going off the beaten track, following guides to see Golden Bamboo Lemurs, streams, bamboo Palm, orchids, ferns, travellers fern, black and red wild coffee, blue poisonous berries that lemurs eat, Australian Iron bark trees, Black bellied...More
I traveled to Ranomafana with my girlfriend for New Year's Eve 2017, and we had a wonderful time. I found the national park to be a great experience, and we saw lots of lemurs, chameleons, and other wildlife. A few quick learnings...
1. You need...More
I absolutely LOVED this national park. It's incredibly beautiful and the wildlife is of course unique to Madagascar for much of it. I can't recommend visiting here enough. You have to see for yourself!
We visited the park on a rainy afternoon and had Theo as a guide: had an amazing time. Theo is able to imitate the call of different species of lemurs and birds and he managed to spot all three types of Bamboo lemurs of the...More
We did three walks in the park. The two day hikes yeilded 5 varieties of lemur and the night walk added a further one, the mouse lemur. Highlights were the chameleons and lemurs of course. The walk was great but challenging in parts- large steps...More
Yes, what the others wrote is correct - as far as I can tell. We had a hired driver and although I have driven all kinds of vehicles all over the world, I was mighty glad that we didn't have to in Madagascar. There is a... More
Yes, what the others wrote is correct - as far as I can tell. We had a hired driver and although I have driven all kinds of vehicles all over the world, I was mighty glad that we didn't have to in Madagascar. There is a "main road" through the park but it is of very poor quality and delivers a "whole lotta shakin goin on" ride in the unceasing need to avoid ruts and potholes. All the tour groups we contacted advised us strongly AGAINST hiring a car. I have done it elsewhere in Africa with no problems, but I would advise against it in Madagascar unless you are very adventurous. A bike might be better, but I wouldn't bet on it.