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Isalo National Park

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Get your ring-tailed lemur fix here

This is a great place to visit with plenty of interesting scenery and flora and fauna to see. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike C
Waterloo, Canada
Different than any other N.P. But over rated!

The canyon walking was very enjoyable thanks the ability of our guide who pointed out anything... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Palermo, Italy
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Distinguished by a canyon and beautiful, rolling plains, the Parc National de Isalo is an attractive reserve of Madagascar's land and wildlife.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Isalo, Madagascar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit with plenty of interesting scenery and flora and fauna to see. The sandstone formations are reminiscent of the Grand Canyon and Zion NP in the US. But you won't find neat plants like pachypodium ("mini-baobabs") and friendly ring-tailed...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The canyon walking was very enjoyable thanks the ability of our guide who pointed out anything moving even of minimal interest ... but we saw only a few lemurs and a couple of Camaleons. The setting is beautiful and it’s worth a visit.

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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

2 days ago my partner and I trekked the National Park in Isalo. The 7 hour trek was magical up and down the hills, water oasis to relax and swim, watching Lemurs and exotic birds as well as butterflies on the way. The guide was...More

Thank willie1975
Reviewed 14 July 2018

The geological features of this sandstone massif are breathtaking. The geology formations trail is very special. Canyons filled with rainforests, crystal clear streams and waterfalls and ring tailed, brown and sifaka lemurs makes this park the most popular in Madagascar.

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 14 June 2018

We did two half-day hikes in Isalo National Park — one loop hike near the Isalo Rock Lodge and another out-and-back canyon hike that took in several pools and waterfalls. Although we only saw a tiny slice of such a large park, the amount of...More

1  Thank Ilan R
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This amazing rainforest with its lemur species and biodiversity in general, makes it up for one of the best places to visit on the whole island...

1  Thank Jonas149
Reviewed 20 May 2018

We only saw a small corner of the park on a day hike with our excellent local guide, but were stunned by the spectacular and varied scenery. The plateau is dry, with spectacular rock formations and views over the canyon and the surrounding plains. The...More

2  Thank Peter225
Reviewed 17 May 2018

A 81,540 hec land, and we saw a tiny portion, those with more time will have a wonderland of views and awesomeness. A place where half the pop of chameleon live, eroded sandstone, golden plans, craggy pinaccles of terracotta rock, valleys, canyons, waterfalls and tombs...More

Thank Waranga
Reviewed 17 May 2018

This is the largest National Park in Madagascar and it's hard to describe how incredible it is. Sweeping plateaus of Aloes and Pachypodiums, blue palms, blue and green pools, waterfalls, and rock formations to gaze at endlessly. Pay attention to the little things, gape stunned...More

Thank Porter A
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Lovely walk in the park. Initially you climb up through greenery and shade on some rocky steps. At the top you are on a flat plain between the sandstone mountains. The mountains are stunning with green and yellow lichen. Breath taking scenery. Walk takes about...More

1  Thank Kerryn72
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Response from willie1975 | Reviewed this property |
Including with a tour guide
Andrew P
24 October 2017|
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Response from phaedra o | Reviewed this property |
Each national park in Madagascar has its own registered guides (e.g. in Isalo they are around 60 I think) that you have to hire to go in. Even if you go with an agency, they will have to book one of these guides for each... More