Tampolo is a right near the Masoala National Park on the east coast of Madagascar, and is one of the last remaining substantial areas of forest. There is a significant amount of research that is being conducted in the Tampolo forest which means that most lodges are situated right in the middle of research areas. Most places on and around the island are only accessible via boat or on foot.
The Masoala National Park is Madagascar’s biggest protected area and has at least ten different lemur species, including the red ruffed lemur, a species only found in the specific region. The Aye-Aye is also a common sight. The city offers an all day excursion on a boat, equipped with a guide and a cook or by foot which will take 3 days.
There are many different plants that surround the area, making it a perfect spot for bird watching. It is also home to many different insects and reptiles, including a rare kind of gecko known as a leaf-tailed gecko. This is definitely a place to visit if you are interested in nature, and being so close to a scientific research area could be exciting if there are new discoveries during your stay.
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