Marojejy National Park in Madagascar

Visiting a National Park is always an excellent option no matter where you are in the world. I recently discovered one in a travel report and today I would like to write about it. This is the Marojejy National Park , which is in Madagascar , specifically in the Sava region, in the northeast of the country. With an area of ​​more than 55,000 hectares, it is concentrated around the Marojejy massif, a mountain range that exceeds 2,000 meters in altitude.

In 2007 it received the distinction of World Heritage Site , and had previously been called a Natural Reserve and National Park. In this park there is a great variety of habitats that are distributed by zones. In the lower elevations there is a beautiful jungle that intermingles with the forests that are in the upper parts. In the areas of the summits there are cloud forests with bushes that are a true natural spectacle.

Flora and fauna

Thanks to its diversity of habitats you can find a great variety of animal and plant species, with almost 120 species of birds, 150 of reptiles and amphibians and more than 10 of lemurs. One of the lemurs out there, the silky sifaca , is one of the 25 most endangered primates in the world. The helmet vanga is the bird that has become an icon of this National Park. In terms of flora, there are more than 2,000 species of flowering plants.


Camping area

In Marojejy there are 3 camps where you can stay to rest while you are doing the route. The one in Mantella is at 450 meters of altitude, that of Marojejia at 775 and that of Simpona at 1250, right in the center of the montane rainforest. Simpona is the base camp for all those who want to ascend to the summit, a difficult ascent that can last about 5 hours despite being only two kilometers long.