User Reviews – Isalo NP

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Alan   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2019 Reviewed: Feb 1, 2020

Email Alan  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Day walk through Isalo National Park
Overall rating
4/5

Spent a full day walking through the park, including a visit to the Piscine Naturelle and through canyon. Very pleasant any enjoyable, though very hot and with not a lot of shade. With a good guide, as we had, we saw a good amount of wildlife, including some wild lemurs very close up. Highlight was probably the scenery, which was quite spectacular and really quite varied. The Piscine Naturelle was nice and very welcome for a swim in the heat, but not the highlight. Some ups and downs, but on the whole the walking was not too difficult and made for a good day.

Tore   –  
Norway NO
Visited: October 2018 Reviewed: Feb 12, 2019

Email Tore  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Average
Overall rating
3/5


To be honest, I was not particularly impressed with our visit to Isalo. The area we visited was relatively crowded, not particularly rich in wildlife (although our guide was good did what he could). However, it is worth to keep in mind that most of what you see is not to be found outside Madagascar. It made me sad to realise that the beautiful Verraux's Sifaka we found was the last remaining of its kind in the area. Although with quite some effort we were lucky to find interesting wildlife (Ring-tailed Lemurs, Chameleons a few snakes and some birds), we met quite a few that were not so lucky. Weather was fine, and as we started early it wasn't too hot and we 'missed' most of the crowds. Scenery is great, but it is hard to be very impressed by the waterfalls and pools. One point of advice; if you have a sensitive stomack, don't bother going for the served lunch in the park. You will waste time there, it is crowded and noisy. Rather bring some fruite and spend the time searching.

Rushy lad   –  
Australia AU
Visited: April 2018 Reviewed: Sep 9, 2018

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Magic of Madagascar
Overall rating
4/5

Why do you go to Madagascar? To see unusual & different wildlife, experience a different culture. Isalo National Park and surrounding countryside has this and much more.

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