Ankarana Reserve in the north of Madagascar is known for its diverse lemur population including the photogenic crowned and sportive lemurs. Besides the ever-popular lemurs, Ankarana offers spectacular scenery with dramatic tsingy islands of limestone pinnacles proving particularly attractive.
Ankarana Reserve is home to an impressive landscape dominated by tsingy – limestone pinnacles – which give way to canyons and caves. Although found elsewhere this magical scene is very much typical of Madagascar’s unique landscapes, flora and fauna. Between the collapsed caves is forest which is fed by the river and home to a variety of wildlife, including the lemurs which Madagascar is renowned for with Sanford’s brown lemur and the sportive lemur being particularly good spots.
As well as the impressive rock formations, Ankarana is also home to the spectacular Lac Vert, a very beautiful crater lake and various caves. For the brave, take a visit to the Crocodile Cave which is home to the world’s only cave-dwelling crocodiles – not for the faint hearted!