Diego Suarez and surrounding
The northern region of Madagascar offers a wide panel of top attractions, from the sea to mountains through the national parks and reserves. The region enjoys a privileged marine climate.
Situated at about forty kilometers from the West of Diego, Windsor Castle peaks at 391m. The landscapes, the villages and the plantations of mangoes, going through les Salines (the saltwalks) are fascinating in spite of the difficult track.
Climbing (or driving up ) there is rather rough but the surprising sight on 360 ° of the bay of Diego, the Indian Ocean and the canal of Mozambique is worth the adventure.
Real spectacle of sculpture and colors, the red tsingy will offer a magnificent recollection to the fascinated and patient visitors. Shaped by the wind and the rain, they are unique in Madagascar..
Different from the sharp monoliths as the grey tsingy, these red tsingy are whimsical and short-lived formations to discover absolutely.
From a dozen kilometers from Diego, we will take a sandy track of 5 km which will lead us to three bays.
Renowned for their wild beauty, the Sakalava bay, the Pigeons bay and the Dunes bay will dazzle you with their long beaches of white sand and its turquoise blue sea....
Situated at a height between 800 and 1475 meters, the Amber Mountain has the merit of being the first national park created in Madagascar in 1958.
This volcanic massif is brimming with a very big variety of fauna and flora with a high rate of endemicity : there are epiphyte plants, tree ferns, strangling lianas, as well as huge trees such as Canarium Madagascariensis, etc. Typical of the wet forests, The Amber Mountain is also a sanctuary of orchids…
With its 18 225 ha, the massif of Ankarana is a set of calcareous rocks that the erosion sublimely cut in sharp peaks. This karstic formation with unusual forms is only the western extension of a basalt plain situated 50 meters over the sea level dating from the Jurassic era.