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Where to go, what to do while in Madagascar.


Ranomafana National Park is in the southeastern part of Madagascar in Haute Matsiatra and Vatovavy-Fitovinany. With more than 41,600 hectares (161 square miles) of tropical rainforest, it is home to several rare species of flora and fauna.

Meaning ‘hot water’ in Malagasy, due to the hot springs found in the area, Ranomafana National Park is one of the most picturesque national parks in Madagascar. The park was established in 1991 with the purpose of conserving the unique biodiversity of the local ecosystem and reducing the human pressures on the protected area.


  1. Birding

Bird species including ground rollers, blue vangas, short-legged ground rollers and brown mesites can be seen.

The Ranomafana is home to more than 115 species of birds. There are close to 30 endemic species of birds isolated to the region around Ranomafana including, but not limited to, the Henst goshawk, endangered crested ibis, velvet asity and Rufous-headed ground roller.

  1. Wildlife viewing

You will be pleased to see over 12 species of Lamur and 62 species of reptiles at Ranomafana.

  1. Other activities to undertake at the park include:
  • Swimming at the great thermal baths of Ranomafana
  • Hiking
  • In addition, a visit to the Kelilaliana Botanical garden.