Where to go, what to do while in Madagascar.
ISALO NATIONAL PARK
Isalo National Park was founded in 1962 and is one of the most popular national Parks in Madagascar. Located in the southwestern part of the country, it is has one of the best biodiversity nature in the country having been formed from sandstone mountains dating back to the Jurassic era.
WHAT TO DO/SEE
- Bird watching
The park has 77 species of birds, where 70 percent are endemic – such as the Benson Rockbill, which is only found in Isalo.
- Camping in the Isalo National Park
There are two campsites in the Isalo, these are the Namaza and Analatapia, and these have the best facilities when it comes to camping. They provide you with tents where you can easily put your sleeping bags and get refreshments before enjoying the stars when nightfall sets in.
- Culture tours
Get an opportunity to visit the Bara people the indigenous habitants of the Isalo Park. The Bara people have a very profound cultural life; with elaborate cultural customs that they are always willing to share.
- Hiking in the Isalo National Park
Hiking at Isalo is a must do; hikers can choose among several hiking trails at the park:
- The Masalo trail; It passes through the southern part of the park and you get to view the largest part of the park when you use this route.
- The Namaza circuit route; while you are using this route you will be able to view the different canyons and caves that are found along the way.
- The piscine naturelle; This route leads through the part of the park where you will be able to view the glorious waterfall in the park, the different caves and canyons where you can easily rest from when you are tired and get refreshed using the available water body.
- The canyon des singes; Translated to ‘the canyon of monkeys.’ Just as the name suggests, you will be able to see the different species of lemur the endangered monkey species jumping from one tree to another.