andringitra
ankarafantsika
ankarana
baie de baly
bemaraha
isalo
mantadia
marojejy
masoala
montagne ambre
ranomafana
tsimanampesotse
namoroko
 

ankarana


the ankarana national park is a dramatic landscape of limestone pinnacles ’tsingy’ in malagasy language, and caves. dry deciduous forest comprising baobabs and succulents abounds in the periphery of the tsingy massif and penetrates deep into large canyons, housing lemurs, birds and other endemic mammals.

different sizes and length of caves and tsingy at ankarana national park have provided refuge to the antakarana tribe, sometimes for long periods, human remains are still visible in several of them. caves were also used as places of interment by former kings of the antakarana and are therefore connected to many taboos.

permanent cave streams at ankarana national park are retreats for crocodiles particularly during the dry season when larger rivers dry up. caves show beautiful samples of stalactites and stalagmites and are also shelters for at least three species of bats.
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