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RANOMAFANA NATIONAL PARK


Situation : 21° 13' 01" South 47° 27' 19" East

Ranomafana National Park is all in forest, extends over 41 601 ha. World Natural heritage of Atsinanana in 2007 was classified. It shelters a big wealth in endemic biodiversity but in danger. We find the rare species and seriously threatened with lemurs there. The park is also the genetic reservoir of certain rare and endemic botanical species. It is crossed by numerous streams which are the tributaries of the river Namorona. The national park of Ranomafana is in the regions of Haute Matsiatra and Vatovavy-Fitovinany. It is the link between the South and the East by the forest corridor which connects it with the Andringitra National park. This park is known for its health resort of Ranomafana which allows curative treatments.

THE FAUNA


  • 115 species of birds around thirty of them which are strictly forest species
  • 90 species of butterflies;
  • 98 species of amphibians;
  • Some species of fishes;
  • And 62 species of reptiles: chameleons, lizards.

THE BEST OF THE FAUNA OF RANOMAFANA

  • Varibolomena or Hapalemur aureus is a diurnal lemur. It is key species of Ranomafana National Park and we can spot them Varimbolomena circuit
  • Around Henst Accipiter henstii, a bird species of prey and which is strictly forest.
  • The velvety philépitte Philepitta castanea.
  • Ground Rollier of Crossleyi Atelornis crossleyi.
  • The very rich Ibis of Madagascar Lophotibis cristata or Akoholahinala.
  • Varibolomavo or Grand Hapalemur, Prolemur simus.

THE FLORA


Ranomafana forest is classified a rain forest. Before the park creation, this forest was exploited. Today, only the parts remote from the road are still considered as of the primary forest and categorized as hard core. We find Apocynaceae, Euphorbiaceae and Rubiaceae there. The most common épiphytes is Asplenium nidus of the family of Aspleniaceae and orchids of the kinds Bulbophyllum, Angraecum, Aeranthes, Aerangis and Jumellea.

TOURS


GMT+3's TOURS WHICH PASS BY IN RANOMAFANA N.P





CLIMATE


RANOMAFANA N.P'S CLIMATE

The region of Ranomafana is under a tropical humid climate. The average of the temperature varies from 14 to 200C with a minimum of 2-30C and a maximum of 370C. The temperature may vary from a year to one another depending on the occurrence of tropical cyclone. The average rainfall in a year is about 4000 mm but it changes a lot from year to year. The precipitation is the most between October until March. In August, it is almost zero. The relative moisture is in the order of 90-97%.

WHAT TO BRING ?


BE PREPARED

Don’t forget your raincoat; wear some hiking shoes (not slippery) and take a powerful lamp and some batteries for nocturnal walk.