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Great Tsingy and Baobabs

Highlights

An awesome experience “walking on tiptoes” on the Great Tsingy of Bemaraha and explore in depth its canyons, caves, …
Walking on the rooftop of the Tsingy and enjoy a splendid view in each lookout
Photographing the wildlife among others lemurs, birds, chameleons, and even with great chance to get a shot of the largest predator of Madagascar, the Fosa …
Photographing the sun setting on the “Baobab Avenue” on the way back to Morondava

Overview

The Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park is classified among UNESCO World Heritage. We agree that the access is not easy but it’s worth it! Explore the depths of the Tsingy and its biodiversity. It is also an opportunity not only to see lemurs and naturally the other Madagascar’s wildlife : chameleons, geckos, …but to do birdwatching in the region of Belo Sur Tsiribihina. And Baobab trees are seen in the western part of the country. Just amazing and incredible moments!

Great Tsingy and Baobabs
Morondava
50 km - 1h30 to 2h
Kirindy Forest
DAY 1 : MORONDAVA - MAROFANDILIA - KIRINDY FOREST

You will leave early in the morning for a trip to reach Kirindy reserve. Visit of the Kirindy reserve which is the best place in the whole island to observe the Fosa, the largest predator of the island, especially during the mating time between October and December. It also home to seven species of lemur. The most common are the common brown lemurs and the Verreaux's sifakas. Possibility of spotting some reptiles and birds. 

Get settled at the lodge. 

Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Great Tsingy and Baobabs
Marofandilia
92 km - 4h to 5h
Bekopaka
DAY 2 : MAROFANDILIA - BEKOPAKA

Departure to reach Bekopaka, the gateway to the Tsingy of Bemaraha massif. We incrementally discover the unique western ecosystem of the Madagascar with its sparse dry forests. Crossing of rivers by a basic ferry (about 3 hours of navigation included). Arrival at the end of the day at the doors of the massif, and well-deserved rest at your hotel!

The passages of basic ferries require a little patience because they are the only way to cross these rivers. They are therefore subject to the river traffic.

Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Great Tsingy and Baobabs
DAY 3 : MANAMBOLO GORGE AND SMALL TSINGY

Begin the discovery of the Tsingy of Bemaraha, by canoe down the Manambolo gorge with its caves. Then, visit the small Tsingy which will give you a glimpse of the great Tsingy. It is a massive karst structure shaped like accented limestone peaks. It has been forged by nature for centuries and is a shelter for many species of animals including lemurs and several species of rare plants. Picnic lunch.
After the visit, you will return to your hotel.

Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Great Tsingy and Baobabs
DAY 4 : THE GREAT TSINGY

Have an early breakfast and then drive to the Tsingy. Enjoy the splendid hike to Andamozavaky, the gate to the Great Tsingy, 17 km from the park entrance: mazes, joints networks and canyons with impressive dimensions that take you step by step to the top. You will pass through tunnels where it is sometimes necessary to get on all fours. You will have to go through the suspension bridge and its lookouts that have magnificent views across the park. Picnic lunch.

The trip is quite technical, combining many aspects of a mini-climbing: caves, Monkey Bridge, harnesses...

  • Distance: 6 km
  • Duration: 5 to 6h.
  • Interest: Tsingy forest, lemurs, wildlife, views from the lookouts, suspension bridge...
  • Difficulty: Moderate to difficult
  • What to bring: headlamp, good walking shoes, mineral water (1.5 L per person minimum)

Return to your hotel late in the afternoon.

Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Great Tsingy and Baobabs
Bekopaka
212 km - 7h to 8h
Morondava
DAY 5 : BEKOPAKA - MORONDAVA

Early departure to reach Morondava. Halfway there, we embark on a ferry to cross the Tsiribihina River. At the end of the afternoon, we will take the time to stop at the baobab avenue to admire a magnificent sunset through these majestic mythical trees!
Arrival at the hotel in the early evening.

Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Note :

The Great Tsingy of Bemaraha: a rather sporty and technical circuit, it requires the use of ropes and harnesses. It requires an adequate physical condition and is not advised to people prone to vertigo or claustrophobia.

This trip can be done during dry period (the Tsingy of Bemaraha is only accessible from mid-April to early November)

Great Tsingy and Baobabs

The Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park is classified among UNESCO World Heritage. Explore the depths of the Tsingy and its biodiversity …
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