When to go
The climate in the region is of the tropical dry type, with contrasting seasons and constant heat. The dry season lasts from April to November. Winds are moderates with prevailing trade winds.
How to get there
Ankarafantsika is located 115 km to the south of Mahajanga. Take a regular flight with the Madagascar/Tsaradia airline to the capital of Boeny, then go by car as far as the Park. You can also take the RN4 main road from Antananarivo, enjoying the scenery during the eight-hour drive.
Where to stay
You can stay at the hostel inside the Park or at one of the many hotels in Mahajanga. You can choose between: Les Roches Rouges, Hôtel Zahamotel,The Baobab Tree Hotel & Spa, Coco Lodge and Sunny Hôtel.
Where to eat
During your stay at the Ankarafantsika National Park, you can obtain meals inside the park or bring a picnic. In Mahajanga, we recommend eating at Papi Râleur, the relaxed atmosphere of La Petite Cour or the restaurant of Chez Karon.
What to see
Take advantage of your stay in Ankarafantsika to visit the raffia workshops and chat with the craftsmen working there. A visit to the Cirque Rouge is also a must when staying in Mahajanga: legend has it that it was the site of an ancient species, close to the dinosaurs.