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Info required on Masoala National Park

OtherJames Hipkiss

I am thinking of hiking and also possibly packrafting across the Masoala National Park in Madagascar. I have a couple of months previous jungle experience but it would be my first own planned jungle venture.

It would be a hopefully relatively leisurely trek camping in the jungle and photographing the wildlife. I may be solo or with my girlfriend. I would like to get in contact with someone who has knowledge of this area regarding existing trails in the park, specific dangers or hazards with the wildlife, plants or parasites, and any social problems I should be aware of. I know that illegal logging takes place and that many locals are unhappy with the protection of the park seeing it as resource that they are unable to make use of.

Any information on the area or contacts in the area would be appreciated.