The green oasis of the deep south
About 90 km southeast of Vangaindrano in the South of Madagascar lies the Midongy du Sud National Park, also called Midongy-Befotaka. The area has been protected since 1953, but only acquired the status of a national park in 1997. The Midongy National Park has an area of 1920 km² and is divided into two main areas divided: the Soarano and the Befotaka forest. The unique landscape of this national park is permeated by extremes: Steep mountains and deep valleys covered by a lush humid rainforest, swamps and rivers in the lowlands. Surprisingly, here is found one of the most wettest regions of Madagascar. It rains almost every day. Because of these climatic conditions and its rugged orography, Midongy du Sud is named after Masoala the second largest contiguous rainforest of the island. The altitude varies between 700 and 1680m at the highest point, Mount Papango. The climate is extremely humid throughout the year and the temperatures are rather cool compared to other areas of the island: the annual average is 18 °C. The main ethnic groups that live here is the people of the Bara and that of the Antaisaka.
We offer the possibility to include this hard to reach national park in one of the following tours: The splendor of the slopes terra incognita and Splendor of the slopes - east coast and south