Croc Farm

Farm in Ivato

This is an unusual place: a commercial crocodile farm that breeds crocs and sells their meat and skin, as well as a zoo where you can see the reptilian giants in all their basking glory, along with lemurs, chameleons and even the rare fossa (striped civet).

The park’s about 3km from the airport. A taxi will cost around Ar15,000 return from Ivato, including an hour’s wait.

The displays on crocodiles are highly informative: many of the biggest specimens (well over 6m) have been brought here because they were becoming a danger to humans in their natural habitat. You can eat crocodile in the park’s restaurant (mains Ar20,000).