Central Madagascar

Parc National des Tsingy de Bemaraha

Located on the western side of central Madagascar lies Parc National des Tsingy de Bemaraha. Tsingy is the Malagasy word for “walking on tiptoes” and the region is covered in limestone “needles” creating an eerie and dramatic landscape. The whole protected area is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The park is rich in fauna and contains many canyons, gorges, lakes, forests and swamps.

Tsiribihina and Manambolo Rivers

A leisurely boat trip down either the Tsiribihina or Manambolo rivers is a very popular activity in Madagascar. The 2-3 day trips give you a real impression of Malagasy life as you pass villages along the river bank. There will be the chance to see numerous species of birds as well as crocs and lemurs. Accommodation will be in tents at campsites along the river as the rivers pass through some very remote regions of the country.

Allée des Baobabs

One of the most photographed places in Madagascar is the Allée des Baobabs. This group of baobab trees line the road between Morondava and Belon'i Tsiribihina. It is best visited at sunset or sunrise where stunning pictures of the gnarled giants can be captured against colourful skies.

Parc National de Kirindy-Mitea

Although one of the newest parks in Madagascar, Parc National de Kirindy-Mitea is rarely visited and therefore little disturbed by tourists. It has an amazing array of fauna and and claims the greatest density of primates in the world plus over 50 species of birds and numerous species of butterflies.

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