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Another Little-Visited Treasure in Northern Madagascar

Churchmanb
Visited: Dec 2010 Reviewed: Aug 06, 2013

Although not as off-the-map as Ankarana (for reasons I cannot fathom), Ankarafantsika is a goldmine of lemurs and countless other creatures that you would NEVER see if not for your brilliant guide with superhuman powers of animal-finding.
One of the main draws here are the diverse landscapes.
You walk through a shaded forest with a network of broad paths littered with critters, then cross a grassy plain watching birds of prey doing indescribable injustices to small fuzzy victims, then emerge at the edge of a massive erosion canyon.
Photography heaven? Yes, but if you've driven here, you will know that erosion is one of Mada's PRIME problems.
And that's not getting any better.
Be sure to visit the nearby coastal town of Mahajanga, rife with great food and culture. I really can't say enough good about this place, but be sure to get a place with a pool (not too pricey here) and check out he nightlife after gorging.
Also try to get further north to the fantastic Ankarana Reserve.

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