The National Park Zahamena is a unique attraction of Madagascar. It was created in 1927. The Park covers the area of about 42 hectares of tropical forest, half of them is a closed preserved area. There are interwoven noisy rivers, part of which flows into the picturesque lake Alaotra, in the Park. The lake itself strikes by its beauty and uniqueness.
The Park is home for rare and endangered species of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles, and species of flora, some of which are included in the Red list of International Union for conservation of nature.
Many of the Park animals are endemic, that is found exclusively in Madagascar. The most known representatives of fauna in the Park are the black lemur and the red owl. Vegetation of tropical forests is characterized by its biodiversity, which is associated with the elevation. Orchids and palms are the most numerous here.
Part of the Park is open to outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors will have a memorable, enchanting tropical forests and enjoying pristine nature.
There are several interwoven and quite noisy rivers, in the Park. The Park is crossed by several paths and routes, walking along which you will be able to enjoy the beauty of tropical forest and pristine nature. In 2007, along with five other national parks of Madagascar, the Park Zahamena was included in the list of protected objects of UNESCO world heritage site under the name of rainforests Atsinanana.