(Best time to visit this tsingy of bemaraha national park is From May till End November).
“Tsingy rock formations, Guided trekking, Canoe trip, Caves, Baobab Alley, beach, wildlife, villages and people.”
FROM ANTANANARIVO or TULEAR TO MORONDAVA – CAMP AMOUREUX RESERVE - BELO SUR TSIRIBIHINA - TSINGY OF BEMARAHA - MORONDAVA.
Fly from Antananarivo or Tulear to Morondava then meet our driver with an assistance guide at morondava airport then drive to marofandilia where camp amoureux reserves. The ride takes about 2 hours with truck road. After 20 km from morondava, stop at avenue of baobabs and photograph as much as possible. then continue to camp amoureux reserve . Night walk can be organized here at camp amoureux if you are not exhausted.
overnight at English big tent style . ( Bed and breakfast is included )
After morning breakfast, you and your personal guide will start to walk through the forest to see endemic wildlife including species of lemurs, birds, reptiles then return to the jeep heading to bekopaka village where tsingy of bemaraha park . You have to across a ferry boat with your jeep to reach belo sur tsiribihina. Here you will have lunch and take a walk to see local market and people. After our break in belo sur tsiribihina, drive to bekopaka with another 90 km with dust road. Arriving at bekopaka village, take your hotel and relax with nice breeze and hearing the nature. This is an adventure trip and is indeed quite has tough ride.
Recommended accommodation : hotel vazimba or olympe hotel for midrange option and hotel soleil for luxury option . ( Bed and breakfast is included )
Take your early morning breakfast from the hotel and drive to the starting point of grand tsingy of Bemaraha Park. This is probably the most rewarding half-day trip within the park as it goes deep into the limestone forest passing through several hanging bridges with the impressive karstic formations below your feet and photograph amazing landscape you have never seen elsewhere. The trail is not technically difficult and even children can cope with it, but you certainly should not suffer from vertigo! The look down from the hanging bridge is something to avoid for the easily fainted. Do not forget to order your picnic food with mineral water before you start the tour and this cost does not included in our tour. Recommended accommodation : hotel vazimba or olympe hotel for midrange option and hotel soleil for luxury option . ( Bed and breakfast is included )
After breakfast from the hotel and go to Manambolo River by pirogue to look for fish eagles and visit a cave with stalactites and stalagmites. This visit takes only one hour and then back to the car and drive to morondava. Take a break in belo sur tsiribihina village and having lunch then continue again to morondava. Stop at the famous Baobab Avenue by the sun set on route. This is the best time of day to see the trees, as their colors change and their long shadows are most pronounced. We arrive at Morondava, where you are free to relax for the rest of the day. Recommended accommodation : hotel baobab café or renala du sable d'or or hotel chez magi for midrange option and hotel pallissandre for luxury hotel option . ( Bed and breakfast is included )
PRICE : 1 100 Euro for 2 people.
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PRICE : 1 300 Euro for 2 people.
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CAMP AMOUREUX RESERVE :
This is a small and flat Special Reserve (64, 2 km²) that has been recently opened for tourists. It lies 30 km northeast of Morondava and about 10 km from the Baobabs ´Alley. Andranomena is mainly composed of dense deciduous dry forest, and comprises some seasonal small lakes where local endemic aquatic plants grow. More than 75% of the flora and 60% of the fauna living in the Reserve is endemic and several species are rare and are included on the Red List of Threatened Species. The Reserve is pretty rich in animal wildlife (similar species as in Kirindy): there are 12 different lemurs species (Verreaux’s sifaka, red-tailed sportive lemur, brown lemur, Western fork-crowned lemur), fossa, the endangered and local endemic narrow-striped mongoose and giant jumping rat, 50 species of birds and 11 species of reptiles, such as the extremely rare and in danger of disappearance flat-tailed tortoise. Regarding the flora, we find several species of Burseraceaes, Euphorbiaceous and Bombacaceaes.
TSINGY OF BEMARAHA PARK :
is one of the spectacular mineral forest stands on the western coast of Madagascar. The whole protected area, designated a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1990, comprises a surface of 1.575 km². Tsingy is the Malagasy word for “walking on tiptoes” and the nearly impenetrable labyrinth of limestone needles justifies this name. The limestone seabed rose to create a plateau around 200 million years ago, which was little by little eroded by heavy rainfalls until it became its actual shape. Tsingy park homes 11 lemur species, including for Decken's sifaka, red-fronted brown lemur, fat-tailed dwarf lemur, grey mouse lemur or the Cleese's woolly lemur and the Sambirano lesser bamboo lemur, which only occur here. Other resident mammals are the small carnivorous falanouc and ring-tailed mongoose, and several bats. More than 100 bird species have been catalogued at present inside the National Park, including the critically endangered Madagascar fish eagle and crested ibis, Madagascar wood-rail, giant coua or Coquerel´s coua. The 45 reptiles and amphibians which are found here are all endemic. Some significant species which only occur in Bemaraha are the Madagascar iguana, a local endemic long-tailed skink and the Antsingy leaf chameleon. The Park is only opened during the dry season from Mid April to November, since it is inaccessible during the rainy season (mid-end November to End of April).
The Morondava area was the centre of the Sakalava kingdom. It’s the southern gateway to many of the attractions of the western region and is the centre for visiting the western deciduous forest, the famous baobabs, belo sur mer and the tsingy de bemaraha national park. There is an ATM or difference banks around. This place is one of the hottest weather in Madagascar.
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