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Ranohira (Madagascar)

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  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
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4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
About 155 miles from Toliara by car/bus
When to go
From April to October (dry season), hurricane danger between late December and mid-April

Reviews of Ranohira

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Ranohira is the homeland of the Bara people, in the Ihorombe region, in the heart of the savannah and the great plains. This little city with 6,000 inhabitants has little value other than being the gateway to the immense Isalo Natural Reserve.

My suggestion:
Open your eyes! Abundant wildlife fills this supernatural place.

This 330-square mile park is one of richest and most unusual nature areas in Madagascar. In an extraordinarily beautiful setting, with sandstone formations carved by the wind, rain and erosion, the Isalo Reserve offers a wide variety of majestic landscapes. In this outstanding reserve, 70% of the bird species are endemic.

Isalo is also a haven for many species of diurnal and nocturnal lemurs. You can also see all kinds of reptiles and amphibians. Maybe you’ll get the chance to discover the species of endemic frog Boophis albilabris occidentalis, which lives around the Cascade des Nymphes during the rainy season?

Lemurs, Madagascar