The impressive canyons, strange rock formations, dramatic gorges, waterfalls, pools and wildlife attract visitors year round, making this one of the most popular parks in Madagascar.
Reasons to visit Isalo National Park include:
The climate is dry and warm throughout the year, with seasonal rainfall from January to March. Baby lemurs are born in October and November, and weaned in February/March.
From Tolaria airport in the south, it's about a 4 hours drive to Isalo. If you are coming by road from Ranomafana or Fianarantsoa you will travel through some of the most beautiful scenery that the island has to offer. You will even pass through Madagascar’s small wine growing region.
Le Relais de la Reine and Hotel Jardin du Roy are considered to be amongst the finest hotels in Madagascar and they are situated just beyond the southern boundary of the park. For something a little different Satrana Lodge offers safari style tented accommodation.
Set in pretty gardens near Isalo National Park, this hotel offers a range of facilities including an outdoor pool and spa services.
A stylish, modern hotel with stunning views over the surrounding rocky landscape.
You'll enjoy a warm welcome here, one of the best hotels in Isalo which offers great value for money.
Satrana Lodge offers tented accommodation evocative of an African safari and is superbly placed for visiting Isalo National Park.
Time: GMT +3 hours
Flights from Europe to Madagascar take about 10/11 hours.
Language: Malagasy and French are Madagascar's official languages. English or German is spoken by a municipal workers and guides.A basic working knowledge of French will make communication easier.
Most nationalities require a Madagascar visa, obtainable from the High Commission in London (or on arrival into International Airport.
Malaria is present in most of the country. No vaccinations are compulsory.