The landscape is very mountainous, ranging from 254–1560 metres.
Flora and fauna
Zahamena National Park is particularly famous for its birdlife — it hosts 112 bird species, 67 of which are endemic to Madagascar. The park is a habitat for the threatened Madagascan serpent eagle and the critically endangered indri (one of the largest living lemur species).
Fees and permits
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.