The rainforests of northeastern Madagascar are leading areas for ecotourists as they are some of the most biodiverse areas on the planet. This is the wettest place in Madagascar with up to 6000mm of rain per year. The region gets rainfall throughout the year and the driest time to visit tends to be November and December. Here you can find extraordinarily rich wildlife, from minuscule chameleons to weighty indri lemurs.
Travel access can be tough (most visitors fly). You can visit the privately owned Aye-Aye Island near Mananara and the remote town of Maroantsetra. From here you can reach the extraordinary island of Nosy Mangabe famous for its aye-ayes. The Masoala National Park is an exceptional place to visit. Two percent of all of planet earth’s animals and plant species reside here. Some species like the aye-aye, the red-ruffed lemur, the Madagascar red owl and the extremely rare serpent eagle are endemic to the peninsula and thus found nowhere else.
Beyond the Masoala peninsula lies Madagascar’s vanilla and coconut growing region of Sava, named after its four main towns, Sambava, Antalaha, Vohemar and Andapa. The last of these is the highland base for the remote pristine rainforests of Marojejy National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve.

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