Ranomafana National Park is located in the Southeastern part of Madagascar, among tropical rain forests and the bustling river Namorona. With an area of more than 41,500 hectares, the Park is a home to several rare species of animals, birds and plants. The Park covers a small area of pristine forest, located 60 km to the East of Fianarantsoa, and de facto, it is the last piece of the relict jungle. The altitude of the area covered by its boundaries vary in the range of 400-1200 m.
The name of the Park Ranomafana is translated as "hot waters", because of the large number of sources and the turbulent river, which plays a huge role in the ecosystem of the Park.
In 1986, an endangered bamboo lemur specie was discovered in this area. That discovery gave a start to the creation of the Park. Thus, in 1991 the Park of Ranomafana was created, and its main goal was to preserve the unique diversity of the local fauna.
Today it is home to 12 lemur species, including such rare as the woolly lemur, red lemur, Eastern bamboo lemur.
Night tours can be considered as one of the " punchlines" of the Park. They are very popular among tourists. The fact is that at night you can see lemurs and other animals, which are nocturnal.
Haute Matsiatra, Fianarantsoa 301, Madagascar
Phone: +261 20 75 523 02
E-Mail: [email protected]
21° 13′ 0″ S, 47° 25′ 0″ E