Housing a wild nature with singular beauty, the Isalo National Park is a site that will undoubtedly seduce lovers of great escapades!
A great place to explore
Located between Ihosy and Sakaraha in southwestern Madagascar, the Isalo massif is one of the most visited destinations on the Big Island. The site is accessible by the national road nº 7 which leads towards the South-West, in the city of Ranohira to 243 km of Tulear and 683 km from the capital Antananarivo. Its famous national park is particularly known for its ruiniform relief carved by erosion and which culminates between 820 m and 1240 m of altitude. The landscape is adorned with sumptuous panoramas and impressive canyons that offer both a magical and mystical side to this place inhabited by the Bara ethnic group.
Dream touristic tours
The Isalo National Park has an exceptional variety of birds, two-thirds of which are endemic species. The traveler will also be able to realize it when he will cross the various tourist circuits that he will be able to practice on foot or in all-terrain vehicle. Among the must-see courses are Masalo with its stunning scenery and extraordinary labyrinths. It is a circuit of intermediate difficulty level running 42 km by car and 2 km on foot. It will offer you the opportunity to photograph beautiful postcard landscapes.
Discover local customs
Another popular route for travelers is the "natural swimming pool" circuit where visitors will enjoy the incomparable moments spent in the heart of a wooded savannah and a beautiful natural botanical garden. The 3-hour, 3-km drive and 3-km walk will also provide a unique opportunity to discover the cultures and beliefs of the local population. Those who are preparing to visit this great place should not forget to wear walking shoes, to bring their hat, a lot of water and a flashlight.