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Isalo National Park

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Amazing National Park with awesome scenery

Isalo National Park is a huge area to explore and we only had one day. Our lovely guide Roxy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maureen S
Darwin, Australia
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Isalo NP is offering a wide range of different hikes. We chose to trek up to the "Black Pool" what... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Parkhurst, South Africa
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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

Isalo National Park is a huge area to explore and we only had one day. Our lovely guide Roxy explained about the zebu cattle, the burial customs and the plants for their healing properties as we wandered along the pathway to the huge sandstone formation...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Isalo NP is offering a wide range of different hikes. We chose to trek up to the "Black Pool" what is a round tour through open plains,up and down the rock formations, opposed to burning sun, into dense forest narrow gorges until reaching the Black...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 205bernde
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited the park a little nervous as he is on crutches. Thankfully we had an amazing guide to slowly do the shortest hike with us. Because of the pace, our guide Santatra was able to offer us sooo much rich and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CarmenS4650
Reviewed 16 December 2018

A must come here. You must come. This national park is for nature lovers and those who would want to have a feel of nature and her beauty. Very relaxing and the waterfall was just astonishing.

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank RickiMartini
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Our guide William, chosen by our excellent tour agent Encounter Madagascar, was brilliant. He was knowledgable and enthusiastic and we found all sorts of insects hiding in the bushes. The camp site was a mass a tourists and we were off season so it must...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Charles B
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

We are a friends of 4 persons and had 11days trip in Madagascar, where we visited 3 different national parks, all of them has their own unique highlight and worth to visit. Our guide suggested us to put this natinal park in our list to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank RonaldBrwd
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

The park and the wildlife is impressive. It is important to hire a good guide. We found a food guide in the "Orchid" hotel in Ranohira.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 21juergenr
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Give yourself at least a day to explore this interesting area. Hire a local guide to explain the features and point out all the wonderful insect camouflages that Madagascar is so famous for. There some interesting endemic plants there too. Wear covered footwear, bring plenty...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JJawandering
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Wonderful place to trek, savannas and gorges, lots of lemurs. Huge rocks and amazing views. It can be strenuous trekking in places but well worth it. One of my favorite parks in Madagascar.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Julie C
Reviewed 4 November 2018

wonderful park, reminds you of both Utah in one place and rainforest in another. Do go and see the two natural lakes if you can, they are at the end of one of the loveliest hikes I've ever done.

Date of experience: October 2018
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16 September 2018|
Response from CarmenS4650 | Reviewed this property |
It's not clear at the moment. It's wet season now and that apparently makes it super sandy. During dry season is when it's clear. (According to my guide I had there a few days ago.)
15 September 2018|
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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