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(Best time to visit this tsingy of bemaraha national park is From May till End of November).
TOUR ROUTES :
FROM ANTANANARIVO - MORONDAVA – KIRINDY FOREST - BELO SUR TSIRIBIHINA - TSINGY OF BEMARAHA PARK - MORONDAVA.
Day 1 :
FLY FROM ANTANANARIVO TO MORONDAVA THEN 4WD TO KIRINDY FOREST .
Day 2 :
KIRINDY FOREST TO BELO SUR TSIRIBIHINA - BEKOPAKA.
Day 3 :
TREKING TO GRAND TSINGY PARK WITH YOUR PERSONAL LOCAL GUIDE.
Day 4 :
BEKOPAKA TO MORONDAVA .
PRICE FOR MID RANGE HOTEL OPTION : 1 200 Euro for 2 people . ( one double or twin room sharing option )
PRICE FOR LUXURY HOTEL OPTION : 1 300 Euro for 2 people . ( one double or twin room sharing option )
ANDRANOMENA SPECIAL 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).
MORONDAVA : 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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