Amber Mountain National Park
Amber Mountain National Park also known as Montagne d’Ambre in the far north of Madagascar is one of the most bio-diverse parks in the country. Home to over 150 species of bird, mammal and reptile, Amber Mountain is a unique montane rainforest. As well as offering rewarding wildlife viewing it is home to waterfalls and crater lakes which make for impressive hiking.
Situated in the far north of Madagascar is Amber Mountain National Park. The park was established by the French colonial government in 1958 in recognition of the uniqueness of the environment which combines a volcanic massif with rainforest with altitude ranging from 850 to 1,475 metres.
Today Amber Mountain is still popular with visitors to Madagascar and is home to a huge variety of flora and fauna including enormous bird’s nest ferns as well as habituated Sanford’s brown and crowned lemurs and all manner of chameleons, geckos and frogs. There is also rewarding bird watching on offer too, whether you consider yourself an expert or not with the Madagascar crested ibis and the ground-roller being particularly photogenic. The beauty of the park also makes it ideal hiking territory with the spectacular Cascade d’Antomboka and the Cascade Sacrée waterfalls as well as a series of crater lakes providing popular walks.