The Mountain of Life - Montagne d'Ambre

A little lower down, there is a sacred waterfall, surrounded by lovely ferns, the waterfall Antakarana for those who like shooting videos or taking selfies, with its landscapes worthy of a masterpiece, or the waterfall of Antomboka that tumbles down into the cursed lake and then a larger lake. In addition to these unique landscapes, which bear witness to the site being one of Madagascar’s wettest national parks, the Montagne d’Ambre, also referred to as the ‘mountain of life’ is home to a large variety of endemic fauna, such as the Brookesia, or leaf chameleon, the world’s smallest chameleon, hardly two centimetres in length, and the crowned lemur or the ring-tailed mongoose, a small carnivorous animal that runs through the grasses with extraordinary speed. As you walk through the park, you will be astonished to see the beauty of the flora, ranging from amazing lichens to orchids, palms and ficus, as well as the fantastic epiphytes or simple grasses.

To add to the attractions offered by the park, the forest of the Montagne d’Ambre has always been considered as a meeting-place between the world of the living and that of the spirits. In a word, a visit to the park will gave you an idea of the deep spiritual attachment that the local population retains with the immortal spirits of their ancestors.
This article was featured in Prime Magazine February 2019

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