Top ChoiceNational Park in Parcs Nationaux Masoala et Nosy Mangabe

Parc National Masoala-Nosy Mangabe

This 2100-sq-km national park contains one of the best primary rainforests in the country. It is famous for its vegetation, which includes rare hardwoods, bamboos, and dozens of species of fern, palm and orchid....

Top ChoiceNational Park in Parcs Nationaux Masoala et Nosy Mangabe

Nosy Mangabe

Part of Parc National Masoala-Nosy Mangabe, this thickly forested and mountainous tropical island is one of the crown jewels of the Antongil Bay. With huge soaring canarium trees arising from flying buttress...

Wildlife Reserve in Mananara

Aye-Aye Island

This small, privately owned island in the middle of the Mananara River is home to about 15 aye-ayes (and other lemurs). A sighting isn't guaranteed but this is where you stand the best chance of seeing them in...

Agricultural Centre in Maroantsetra

CPALI

This worthy NGO works with rural farmers living on the edge of biodiversity hotspots to develop sustainable livelihoods that support both people and ecosystems. Its main activity is the production of wild silk...

Nature Reserve in Manompana

Ambodiriana Forest

Rare species flourish in this protected humid forest, including the mouse lemur, the candy cane palm (Dypsis paludosa) and a parasitic orchid (Gastrodia madagascariensis). The forest is managed by the association...

Park in Mananara

Parc National Mananara Nord

The remote 240-sq-km park encompasses some of the last remaining lowland rainforest in the country. An additional 10 sq km of islets and surrounding reefs are protected as a marine park, the largest being Nosy...