Special Reserve "Ankarana"
Réserve Spéciale Ankarana is found in the north of Madagascar, just over 100kms south of Antsiranana (or Diego Suarez) and covers an area of 18,220ha.
Ankarana is famous for its limestone karst pinnacles called "tsingy". The limestone also results in subterranean caves systems and a vast network of underground rivers. Crocodiles are found in these river systems, some surviving in almost totally dark conditions.
The Reserve is home to eleven species of Lemur, with fossa, tenrecs, mongoose and civet being found across the area. Birdlife in this Reserve is prolific. Ankarana is a great place to get close to Crowned Lemurs in its wild deciduous forests.
Features of Ankarana: Karst landscapes, endemic flora and fauna, hiking and caving.
Time to Visit: The best times to visit are April - November
Access: from Antsiranana by sealed road