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Amber Mountain national park
Known for its water falls and crater lakes, the Amber Mountain National Park is one of the most biologically diverse parks in all of Madagascar, with 75 different species of birds, 25 species of mammals and 59 species of reptiles at least.
The Park was created in 1958 and covers 18,200 hectares of prominent volcanic massif, to preserve the regions biological treasures.
When it comes to flora and fauna Amber Mountain is more or less an extension of the eastern rainforest, although it does have a number of endemic species not found in the south south. The forest is lush with over 3.5 m of rain each year making the forest massif a “Water tower” and a botanist’s heaven.
Of the seven lemur species in the park, the most notable are the crowned lemur and Sanford’s brown lemur. The reptile and amphibian life is also diverse, and includes frogs, geckoes, chameleons and snakes. Birdwatchers won’t be disappointed with the large variety of bird species that have been recorded in the park.
During the dry season the park is ideal for walking and has roughly 20 km of maintained tracks allowing close contact with the amazing wildlife.