Superb Primary Forest and wildlife in Montagne d'Ambre National Park
Isolated rainforest block in the far northern region with excellent walking trails.
Just 27km south of Diégo Suarez in the very far north, savannah gives way to an isolated block of evergreen montane forest as featured in David Attenborough's series 'Life in Cold Blood'. The Montagne d’Ambre National Park covers 18,200ha and is often regarded as the island's most scenically attractive park, with features including four crater lakes and three waterfalls. An abundance of wildlife is also a large draw card for those wanting an Amber Mountain tailor made holiday.
With a well-planned system of trails covering about 25km and fanning out from the picnic spot Les Rousettes, the massif is one of the best places to go hiking in Madagascar. While most trails are graded as easy, some, such as the trail to Cascade d’Antomboka and beyond, can take half a day covering some relatively arduous terrain. Climate in the park is on average at least 5°C cooler than in Diego Suarez, with higher, unpredictable rainfall. Most visitors see Sanford’s and crowned lemurs, and the animated northern ring-tailed vontsira (mongoose) is easily seen by day. Birders may see Madagascar crested ibis, spectacled greenbul, Ambre Mountain rock-thrush and white-throated oxylabes. The rich reptile and amphibian life includes many species of chameleon, leaf-tailed geckoes and snakes. The park is also usually included in the itineraries of butterfly enthusiasts.
Far & Wild Customer Reviews
Find out what our customers think of their adventures!Read all reviews
Excellent service from start to finish
Our brief was 'Unknown Adventure' and they delivered!
Michael & Teresa travelled to São Tomé and Príncipe in December 2018 on a trip organised by .
An amazing experience showcasing the sights in India
Karen, Judy & Rachel travelled to India in August 2019 on a trip organised by .
A real trip of making memories
Heidi & Family travelled to Malawi in July 2018 on a trip organised by .
Even in the middle of the Serengeti our Travel Co-ordinator was on hand to sort any hiccups.
Plan with an Expert
Have a look at our original holiday experiences and then contact us with your brief, or call 01768 603 715
A detailed itinerary in 24hrs
Our experts will send you a detailed holiday itinerary within 24 hours. It's our service promise to you.
Tailor-made doesn't mean expensive! Ask about our price promise and book with financial security.
A detailed itinerary in 24 hours
Speak to a Madagascar expert to start planning your adventure
Call an expert on
01768 603 715