Tourism in the Ankarana
The reserve was set up in 1956 in response to the first explorations of caves, which quickly revealed the extraordinary tourism potential of the Ankarana. The reserve has now become a national park which is managed by Madagascar National Parks (formerly ANGAP). This NGO is the main interlocutor for all that concerns the natural parks in Madagascar. It manages 43 nature protection areas including those of the Montagne d’Ambre and the Ankarana (http://www.parcs-madagascar.com).