Hiking trails and pathways will take you through scenes of rocks and ridges to spectacular viewpoints, which look out to a mighty sea of limestone tsingy tips. The best time for the trails is between April and November, when they are relatively dry. Crossing the long, famous rope bridge is sure to increase the adrenaline flow, or for a little more culture, meet the Antankarana ethnic group, who maintain a traditional life of farming and cattle rearing.
Ankarana is said to enjoy the highest density of lemurs in any of the reserves in Madagascar, thanks to the thick deciduous forests at the more isolated lower section of the park. Crown lemurs specifically are large in population, but dwarf lemurs, Sanford's brown lemur, perrier's black lemur and northern sportive lemur can also be found here. You may also come across fossa - Madagascar's largest mammalian carnivore – as well as tenrecs, ring-tailed mongoose and Madagascar stiped civet.
There are over 100 bird species to appeal to ornithologists, as well as a wide variety of reptiles, bats and frogs of all shapes and sizes.