Place of magic
Madagascar is an island that hosts numerous national parks, nature reserves and unique special protected areas. Finally, the nature on this island is worldwide something absolutely unique and one of a kind and therefore deserves very special protection. Among the numerous varied and fascinating national parks, however, there are always one or two representatives that stand out a little more than others. The Ranomafana National Park is such a representative. The Ranomafana National Park is about one of the last mountain cloud forests on this planet, which is why the area is also under the very special protection of UNESCO stands. At the same time, the park opens its gates and doors wide to tourists, because the park should not exist isolated from its environment. Rather, the tourists are an important source of income, which ensure that the preservation of the park can remain guaranteed in the future. The Ranomafana National Park was first established as such in the founded in 1991, spans a Area of more than 40,000 hectares and is an integral part of many of our tours and trips due to its uniqueness and sheer unfathomable beauty. Our Travel for nature lovers almost always include a side trip to the Ranomafana National Park and also on our classic individual trip from Antananarivo to Tulear an extensive stay in this park is an absolute must. So that you can also enjoy the Indescribability of this fascinating piece of nature experience, we have compiled the following information. These will give you an approximate idea of what will and can await you in Ranomafana National Park, although words can never truly reflect the full beauty of this region.
The fascination Ranomafana
Ranomafana translates as hot water. Accordingly, the name of this place refers to the nearby thermal springs, which were extremely popular in ancient times and which are near the main village Ranomafana can be found at an altitude of a good 800 meters. The associated national park, on the other hand, lies at an altitude of a good 1,300 meters and is home to more than 100 species of birds, numerous insects and reptiles, as well as 12 different species of lemurs. Many species, which are at home in the dense mountain cloud forest, could not be discovered until today and also the number of plants in the Ranomafana National Park is only roughly estimated until today, if at all. Hardly any other region on the island of Madagascar offers so many opportunities to discover new animal or plant species and this can also be a fascinating challenge for you in your Madagascar vacation be. On the other hand, Ranomafana is also a reminder that the unique natural treasures of Madagascar have in large parts already disappeared forever from this planet and that especially the population of the island, but also the tourists traveling there are challenged to the greatest extent.
Impressions of Ranomafana National Park
When you reach the parking lot at the gates of the park, first head towards the river. Neatly paved paths and a staircase lead you down until the roaring sound of the river reaches your ears more and more. Suddenly, the undergrowth opens up right before your eyes and you catch a glimpse of the river, spanned by a makeshift bridge that also serves as the entrance to the park. Until a few years ago, on this spot stood the so-called golden bridgewhich was unfortunately razed to the ground by Cyclone Ivan in 2008. But do not worry: even the makeshift new bridge grants you a safe passage towards Ranomafana National Park. Directly behind the bridge, the densely overgrown jungle awaits you. Wild ginger, bamboo, countless ferns and many other plants characterize the vegetation and already by the impressive soundscape you can tell that you are leaving civilization further behind with each step. The trail now takes you further up a densely forested slope. Numerous reptiles and insects will now cross your path for the first time and if you turn left on the trail, you will descend to the Sakoroa waterfall, where you will see an extensive bath in a really unique scenery can take.
A good two kilometers further on, the path forks again and if you turn left again, you will reach the viewpoint with the distinctive name of Bellevue. There reveals itself to you not only a spectacular view of the truly incomparable panorama of the surrounding landscapebut you have equally found here the ideal place for a little rest including picnic. In Ranomafana National Park you can do different tours, which you should always do with a well trained guide. This will lead you not only into the Secrets of this magical forest but also ensures that you get in and out safely. In addition, he will adapt the specific tour through the national park entirely to your wishes. In this context, we work only with the most experienced specialists and, in addition to extensive tour planning, we also take care of the Overnight accommodation on site. If you are working on the magical play of colors, the fascinating creatures and the truly unique natural sites of this impressive national park, we would be pleased if you contact us directly. We can then provide you with the appropriate offers from our Individual travel up to our Tours and Theme Travel familiarize and give you a unforgettable stay in Ranomafana National Park give.
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