Chameleon in bush in Madagascar

Masoala Peninsula


For those who crave a sense of adventure, the Masoala peninsula is the place to go. Mountain rainforests alive with wildlife, a rugged, beautiful coastline and towns unaffected by the outside world, offer unlimited exploration and warm welcome for the intrepid traveller.  In addition to the localised red ruffed lemur and spectral looking Aye-Ayes, the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean also offer the perfect spot for some of the country’s best whale watching.

 Visit Aye-Aye island, for a chance to glimpse these beguiling creatures

  • Watch whales come to calve in the sweeping Bay of Antongil
  • Rugged mountains and Lush rainforests offer challenging trails for the brave
  • Incredibly welcoming – and isolated - traditional towns and villages


Hard to reach, due to erratic flights and terrible roads into the main town (Maroantsetra) coupled with extreme weather, the saying goes you need “fitness and fortitude” to enjoy Masoala. The effort however is worth it as the region offers one of the largest and most diverse areas of virgin rainforest in Madagascar, in the most spectacular of settings. Add to this, the genuine Malagasy welcome, the abundance of tropical fruit and fresh seafood and you could spend your entire trip here and still leave wanting more.


Rumoured to contain the largest number of unclassified species in the country, every trek in Masoala National Park could lead to a new scientific discovery….  

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