Réserve Spéciale Ankarana in detail

Flights & getting there

Mahamasina village is approximately 100km southwest of Diego Suarez and about 40km north of Ambilobe along the RN6. The main park entrance at Mahamasina is accessible year-round and easily reached by taxi-brousse; drivers can drop you off at your hotel or at the park entrance, and you won’t have problems flagging a vehicle for your onward journey. Be aware that you’ll likely have to pay the whole Diego–Ambilobe fare (Ar15,000).

To reach the western half of the park (via the western entrance), you’ll need your own vehicle. All tour operators in Diego Suarez can arrange 4WD hire to Ankarana, as well as multiday excursions or day trips from Diego.