Most visitors to Ankarafantsika come for the birds and Coquerel's sifaka, although Milne-Edwards lepilemur, the mongoose lemur, the western wolly lemur, the grey mouse lemur, the fat-tailed dwarf lemur, and the endemic golden-brown mouse lemur are also found in the park.
The park is readily accessible (about a 2-hour drive) from Mahajanga. The Park Office is located in Ampijoroa and there are facilities for overnight stays as well as camping. Birdwatchers often hire a boat for Ravelobe Lake.
Ankarafantsika can get extremely hot from April through October so be sure to bring sun protection. Province: Mahajanga (Majunga)
Protected area status: National park
Location and Access: 450 km northwest of Tana and 115 km south of Majunga
Climate: Tropical forest
Precipitation: 100-150 cm
Lemur species: 8
Dominant ethnic group(s): Sakalava
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