Isalo National Park
Isalo National Park in the south of Madagascar offers some of the island’s most impressive scenery with spectacular sandstone cliffs rising from the plateau. This is also a sacred place for the Bara tribe and mounds of stones scattered throughout the park mark their burial sites. The massif, its deep canyons and waterfalls offer rewarding hiking for adventurous visitors and is home to sifakas and ring-tail lemurs too!
Isalo National Park is one of Madagascar’s most popular national parks and offers a diverse terrain with a sandstone massif dominating the landscape with canyons carved into them and pockets of rare endemic plants. There are a number of hiking circuits which will allow you to explore the park and its canyons as well as taking in Isalo’s lemur species of Verraux’s sifakas, brown and ring-tail lemurs.
A particular highlight for visitors to Isalo are the various natural swimming pools, the most popular of which is the piscine naturelle. Enjoy a refreshing dip in a natural pool following an hour long hike with a picturesque palm-fringed setting complete with waterfall. Alternatively the Namaza trail leads to the Cascade des Nymphes another natural pool which is frequented by ring-tail and brown lemurs too.