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Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Insight guide to Madagascar.
Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Insight Guide to Madagascar.
Philip is the author of the Insight Guide to Madagascar.
Please visit our coronavirus page to stay informed about the latest developments in Madagascar.
There is very little crime in the parks and reserves of Madagascar and Amber Mountain is no exception. In our opinion it is perfectly safe to visit Amber Mountain National Park (Parc National Montagne d’Ambre). Most visitors will visit some towns as well as parks and normal safety procedures should be followed in urban areas. Read ‘Cities & Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below for more information.
For current information about traveling to Amber Mountain NP and around Madagascar in general, it is worth checking the government travel advisories (see the ‘Safety & Security – Madagascar’ link below).
Before coming to Madagascar, it is important to visit your local travel clinic as several vaccinations are recommended. Malaria is of particular concern throughout the country and in Amber Mountain in particular. This is especially the case in the Wet season when there are more mosquitoes around. Aside from covering up with long-sleeved tops and long trousers in the evening, the use of mosquito repellent (those containing DEET are most effective) is highly recommended.
There is no dangerous wildlife in Madagascar. All Malagasy snakes are effectively non-venomous, but there are some venomous scorpions and spiders. Bites or stings are, however, rare. Most visitors are more concerned with leeches, which are found in all rainforests on the island and in Amber Mountain as well. These little creatures are very off-putting but are totally harmless. Wearing closed shoes, tucking trousers into socks, and using insect repellent will help to keep them at bay.
For more information, please read the 'Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions' below.