Great treap ! - 

Explore the Lesser Known Part of Madagascar: The Amber Mountain National Park

Written by Anthony En Decouverte- Translated by Clara Guest (globalvoices) - January 4th 2017
Travel - There are a variety of walking trails available, with circuits ranging from half-a-day to up to three days. During these walks, you will cross paths between 850 and 1,400 meters above sea level.

Amber Mountain Natural Park, Madagascar. Photo taken with author's permission.

If you do decide to explore this natural reserve during your stay in Madagascar, you will need to call upon the services of the professional guides of the Madagascar National Park (MNP). There are a variety of walking trails available, with circuits ranging from half-a-day to up to three days. During these walks, you will cross paths between 850 and 1,400 meters above sea level.

Amber Mountain National Park lies 14km south of Diego Suarez, in the north of Madagascar. Its humid tropical forest stretches more than 23,000 hectares across volcanic mountain. It is because of this humidity that the forest is a source of 85% of the region’s annual rainfall. Here you will also find six lakes, as well as several waterfalls and rivers.
Explore the Amber Mountain Park
Amber Mountain, Madagascar’s first natural park, is one of the most intriguing protected areas to explore in the country — mainly due to its reputation of being a great centre of biodiversity. Amber Mountain is a cool haven of serenity, where the atmosphere totally contrasts that of the sweltering heat of the surrounding Northern region.

On entering the area, you should be aware of a few ‘fady’ (Madagascan cultural taboos) and will need to respect them. Rest assured, your guide will inform you of these in advance. Amber Mountain National Park is home to a huge number of endemic species. So far, there have been reported sightings of 77 different species of birds, seven species of lemurs, and 24 species of amphibians.

The smallest lemur in the world, the brown mouse lemur, is often sighted in the park. Keep an eye out for these and for the crested ibis of Madagascar found lurking in the tree branches. Also, see if you can spot the Brookesia micra, the smallest chameleon in the world. This chameleon, even in adulthood, barely reaches three centimetres long! The Brookesia micra is also difficult to spot because it is often camouflaged so well in the foliage.

As for diversity of the plant kingdom in Amber Mountain, there are more than 1,020 listed species of plants in the park. Your guide will most probably commend the medicinal virtues of a great many of these plants. Rosewood trees are common, as are Famelona and even Ramy. Of course, it wouldn’t be a humid Madagascan rainforest without the ferns, traveller’s trees, choking creepers and orchids that all equally make up the surrounding scenery.


  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • linkedin
  • Mixx
  • MySpace
  • netvibes
  • Twitter
 

Events

Vintage world (Click on the title)

Eté 1967, les Procol Harum sortent le "slow qui tue", "A Whiter Shade of Pale", une des chansons les plus diffusées de ces dernières années et une des plus reprises. Et la dernière version se trouve dans le nouvel album de Santana,"Blessings and Miracles". Lire la suite, ici.


Going out in Paris


Paris - Jusqu'au dimanche 2 janvier 2022
Dalí, l'énigme sans fin

L'Atelier des Lumières vous propose jusqu'au 2 janvier 2022 une balade dans les oeuvres du plus insaisissable des Catalans, Salvator Dali. Une exposition immersive sur une bande son des Pink Floyd. A ne pas rater. Lire la suite, ici.



ATELIER DES LUMIÈRES
38 RUE SAINT-MAUR
PARIS 11E
16 EUROS

News flash

Un enregistrement inédit de Lennon mis aux enchères

Estimé entre 27 000 et 40 000 euros, une cassette audio avec un enregistrement inédit de John Lennon va être mise aux enchères à Copenhague le 28 septembre. Il y chante une œuvre inédite, réalisée en 1970 lors d’un séjour méconnu au Danemark.

 
Brésil-Le ministre de l'environnement fier acteur de la déforestation
Cynisme en politique ! Salles, l'ex ministre de l'environnement est un fier acteur pris la main dans le sac du déboisement amazonien pour enrichissement familial.
 
Le salon Livre Paris devient un Festival
En 2022, le Salon du livre change de nom et de formule. Il s'installera, du 21 au 24 avril, au Grand palais de Paris, mais aussi dans la proche couronne parisienne et, à terme, dans toute la France.
 
Une anthologie sur Jim Morrison bientôt en librairie
Massot Editions et Harper Collins annoncent la parution d’une anthologie de textes sur Jim Morrison, à l'occasion du 50e anniversaire de sa disparition.
 
Inquiétante montée de l'extrême-droite en Espagne
Des balles ont été adressées par courrier à des personnalités  politiques du pays. Ce qui va de pair avec la haine proclamée contre la gauche par des mandataires de Vox (extrême-droite), le parti qui monte outre Pyrénées. 

votre publicité

Banner