Zoological and Botanical Park Ivoloina (Parc Ivoloina) is one of the main attractions in Toamasin. It pleases travelers by a great variety of flora and fauna, exciting excursions and acquaintance with the wildlife of Madagascar. If you should choose between a visit to Ivoloina or the reptile Park Kalimba, many tourists prefer the first option, because here you can see not only reptiles of the island, but also to observe a variety of mammals and a large variety of waterfowl and migratory birds.
The Park is located 12 km North of Toamasina and has an area of 282 hectares. The Park Ivoloina was founded with the aim of protecting the wildlife threatened by extinction, and is operated by the international consortium Madagascar Fauna Group. The uniqueness of the Park is that most animals appeared in its territory as a result of confiscation from poachers and thanks to the social program for the conservation of rare and endangered species.
Visitors arriving at the Park get an opportunity to see about 10 different species of lemurs, including red-bellied, white-fronted and blue-black varieties, as well as many species of turtles, parrots, chameleons and other animals belonging to endemic species. The Park Ivoloina includes about 75 varieties of plants, among which wild orchids, flowering laurels, and coconut trees are of particular interest.
There are more than 2.5 miles of walking trails allowing you to admire the flora and fauna during a leisurely stroll in the Park. There is a Center for environmental education teaching everyone the basics of ecology on the basis of graphic panels and illustrations. Visiting the Park, you can relax on a beautiful lake, take a ride on the water on a wooden canoe and swim in an amazing waterfall. There is a wonderful restaurant "The Thirsty Dronga" in the Park. It offers visitors a wide range of beverages and snacks. There is a small camp, where you can pitch a tent, and a kiosk that sells postcards, t-shirts and other souvenirs. This amazing Park attracts more than 15 thousand visitors annually.
Daily 09:00 - 17:00