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Madagascar - The North Region

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Regions of Madagascar - The North
Regions of Madagascar - The North

THE NORTH

INTRODUCTION
Scarcely populated but with a rich mix or ethnic groups: Antakarana, Sakalava, Tsimihety, Betsimisaraka and Antandroy, this region is isolated from the rest of the country by the rugged Tsaratanana mountain range. In spite of being closest to the equator, its particularly long dry season of seven months, followed by intense rainfall from December to April, gives this northern area of Madagascar an identity unto itself. Secluded coves, tranquil lagoons, windswept promontories, expansive grasslands and altitude rainforest offer an infinitely varied and broad palette of sceneries, people, fauna and flora.

MAJOR CITIES:
Click on the cities below for an overview of the entire area, including access, lodging, protected areas and local activities.

ANTALAHA
 
DIEGO SUAREZ (Antsiranana)
 
MAROANTSETRA
 
NOSY BE
 
SAMBAVA
 
VOHEMAR

NATIONAL PARKS AND RESERVES:

Ankarana Reserve
Montagne d'Ambre
Lokobe Reserve
Nosy Komba
Nosy Mangabe
Nosy Tanikely
 

 
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