Isalo is the Madagascar National Park. It is located in the province of Toliara, Madagascar. Its area is about 800 km². The Park is known for its wide variety of landscapes. There are 82 species of birds, 33 species of reptiles, 15 species of frogs and 14 species of mammals in the park.
There are virtually no animals and plants are poor. However, rocks of strange forms, deep canyons, mysterious caves and ancient tombs of the tribe Bara make this place one of the most unusual on Earth.
It is home for several species of lemurs, including a funny sifaka. Wildlife enthusiasts will also be interested in nolina tree with its rough bark and a very wide barrel nicknamed the "elephant foot" - as well as the amazing plants of this rare oases.
The reserve of Isalo is well-known by strange shapes of rock formations that can be seen from the road leading there. One of the most famous is called "La Fenêtre". It is a conglomeration of sandstone, which is like a window facing to the West. In the evening, you can admire the setting sun through this “window”. The panorama of picturesque rocks will impress photographers, providing many excellent shots. It is better to travel on foot at Isalo National Park. There are three major tourist routes: the first two are along the flow of the river and natural pools with crystal clear water where you can swim. The third route is also very attractive, although swimming in the ponds is not recommended there, there may be an aggressive fish.
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22° 33′ 30″ S, 45° 24′ 0″ E