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“A Must See in Madagascar”

Isalo National Park
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Isalo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Distinguished by a canyon and beautiful, rolling plains, the Parc National de Isalo is an attractive reserve of Madagascar's land and wildlife.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This amazing rainforest with its lemur species and biodiversity in general, makes it up for one of the best places to visit on the whole island...

1  Thank Jonas149
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"piscine naturelle"
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"ring tailed lemurs"
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"natural pool"
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"black pool"
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"flora and fauna"
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"rock formations"
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"brown lemurs"
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"grand canyon"
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"stick insects"
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"long walk"
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"picnic area"
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"day hike"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited in the beginning of March as Isalo was one of the few national parks still accessible due to it being the rainy season. I was initially hesitant to go because it is one of the most popular national parks in Madagascar and I was afraid the nature immersion would be effected by the park being saturated with other tourists but thankfully this wasn’t the case. I only saw a couple of other people on my 7+ hour hike and it was an amazing experience. I got to see the amazing landscapes, all the resident lemur species and so much other wildlife including many birds, a small snake, a boa, chameleons, scorpions, stick insects and many more thanks to a really good guide (Ronald). The emerald pool was an amazing experience too, do bring a swim suit to make the most of the experience!

Thank KayX108
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We only saw a small corner of the park on a day hike with our excellent local guide, but were stunned by the spectacular and varied scenery. The plateau is dry, with spectacular rock formations and views over the canyon and the surrounding plains. The climb down into the canyon was amazing, with constantly changing scenery and vegetation. Once in the bottom of the canyon you are surrounded by lush vegetation and plenty of water. I strongly recommend lunch which can be arranged through your guide and is provided by a team from the nearby town of Ranohira. We had the best grilled zebu kebabs ever, along with a tasty salad and even a cold beer! The hike up the canyon to the Blue and Black pools is definitely worthwhile. This is definitely a must and I would visit again, for at least a few days longer.

1  Thank Peter225
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

A 81,540 hec land, and we saw a tiny portion, those with more time will have a wonderland of views and awesomeness.
A place where half the pop of chameleon live, eroded sandstone, golden plans, craggy pinaccles of terracotta rock, valleys, canyons, waterfalls and tombs left in the rock high up forever by the local Bari tribe.

Thank Waranga
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

This is the largest National Park in Madagascar and it's hard to describe how incredible it is. Sweeping plateaus of Aloes and Pachypodiums, blue palms, blue and green pools, waterfalls, and rock formations to gaze at endlessly. Pay attention to the little things, gape stunned at the bigger ones. This is an international treasure, and a play ground to any of those in love with the natural world.

Thank Porter A
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