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Leaf-tailed gecko in Masoala National Park

Masoala National Park [dead link] is in the Antsiranana Province of Madagascar. It is one of six national parks on the east coast of Madagascar that make up the UNESCO World Heritage site Rainforests of the Atsinanana.

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Masoala National Park comprises land and sea areas. On land, there's several different types of vegetation; mangrove, rainforest, coastal forest, marsh and flooded forest

Flora and fauna[edit]

50% of Madagascar's plant and animal species can be found in Masoala. Highlights include the gold dust day gecko, the red ruffed lemur, the Masoala fork-marked lemur and the hawksbill sea turtle. In the ocean you may spot humpback whales and different dolphins.

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The national park is on the east coast of northern Madagascar, the nearest towns being Maroantsetra and Marofinaritra.

Fees and permits[edit]

Entrance fees are the same for all of Madagascar's most-visited national parks, with a portion of the fee generally shared with the local communities in an effort to promote conservation. Guide fees are an additional charge. Fees are accurate as of October 2014:

  • 1 day: 25,000 Ar per person
  • 2 days: 37,000 Ar per person
  • 3 days: 40,000 Ar per person
  • 4 days: 50,000 Ar per person
  • Malagasy nationals: 1,000 Ar per person per day.
  • Children of any nationality: 200 Ar per child per day.

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Map of Masoala National Park

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