Accessible from the town of Mahajanga, Ankaranfantsika is around a 2-hour drive away. This area of dry deciduous forest is a superb place for visitors and has much of the same wildlife as Anjajavy.
There are 130 bird species, including the Madagascar fish eagle, 8 types of lemur, including the western wooley lemur, sportive lemur, mongoose lemur, and is the only place to see the golden-brown mouse lemur. There are also many types of reptile and it's possible to see crocodile in Lake Ravelobe in the northern part of the park.
Trails are clear and well-marked making walks fairly easy and there are simple yet comfortable accommodation options for visitors.