ISALO NATIONAL PARK
IHOROMBE (Ranohira), (NW)
22o58´S/45o15´E 81,500ha m, eroded plateau and rivers with wooded ravines
August to December ()
Birding Site Guide
Isalo National Park lies along National Route 7, SW Madagascar and is an area of geologically odd sandy rock formations with Palm Savannah. Benson’s Rock Thrush can be easily found around the chalets. In total 82 bird species have been recorded.
An excellent report and tour operator to try is Rockjumper Tours
Mammals: 14 species. Ring-tailed Lemur Lemur catta, Verreaux's Sifaka Propithecus verreauxi, Red-fronted Lemur Eulemur rufifrons, Gray Mouse Lemur Microcebus murinus, Coquerel's Giant Mouse Lemur Mirza coquereli, Red-tailed Sportive Lemur Lepilemur ruficaudatus.
Herptiles: there are 33 species of reptiles including Dumeril’s Boa Acrantophis dumeriliand 15 species of frogs including the Malagasy Rainbow Frog Scaphiophryne gottlebei.
Plants: Vontaka Pachypodium rosulatum, Aloe Aloe isaloensis and Satrana Bismarkia nobilis.
For lists of all the endemics look here. MADAGASCAR LIVING NATIONAL TREASURES