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Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve

Madagascar
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Ranked #3 of 54 attractions in Madagascar
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Geologic Formations
Activities: Walking, Birdwatching, Hiking
Description: The amazing landscapes of limestone pinnacles, gorges and pristine forests protect many rare birds, lemurs and reptiles.
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Valga, Estonia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We hired 4x4 car from Morondava. It takes about 8 hours to get to Bekopaka. Two river crossings. Stayed in Tanankoay bungalows. In the morning we took the longest and hardest of tracks with our guide Augustine who spoke very good English and had good knowledge of flora and fauna. It was very hot, something like 29 C. We carried... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We rented a car with the driver from Morondava to get there. According to the guides you can get there till more or less 1st of December, when the wet season starts and roads become inpassible. We went there at the end of November and it did not rain at all during out visit. In Morondava there are guides who... More

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International
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122 reviews 122 reviews
31 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Again another site in Madagascar that will stay with me for ever! Not easy to get to but we both flew over it and trekked in certain (allowed) parts. Relatively unknown and far from it all means you're pretty much on your own by the time you get there; at least we were; and wow the atmosphere makes you wonder... More

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Jindabyne, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Does anyone know if it is possible to get here in December? Lonely planet says April to October is the best time to go/the roads are most accessible. But is it still possible after October? Limited info on the net...thanks heaps!

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Durbanville, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Amazing landscape! 10 hours to travel 285km! Bad roads! Slow moving on 4x4 roads. Away from it all! Fantastic reptile and bird life. Good food & Accomodation.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve is the one of many attractions of Madagascar. I think it is the second (after Baobab Alley) place worth to visit there. It is impossible to describe - you have to be there, see it and touch it :-)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

We tried to visit the Tsingy de Bemaraha middle of May 2012 and did not succeed due to muddy roads. There were daily cars heading for the Tsingy, some of them succeeded, most of them did not. None of them could visit the Big Tsingy. We learned from the people in a village about 100 km before the Tsingys (coming... More

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Oslo, Norway
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

If you ae going to Madagascar I recomend the guide Nolavy (olamadatrip@yahoo.com) and his companion Jimmy for the ultimate Malagassy experience. Theyre friendly, speaks good english, very efficient, affortable, knows the spots and people well, basically all around great guides. Madagascar is an amazing country, even more amazing with the help of these fine gents. 10/10 !

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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325 helpful votes 325 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

The hike through the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park is definitely worthwhile, and is something that most people will never get the chance to witness. It is a World Heritage Site that focuses on a bizarre landscape of limestone that you get a chance to hike, climb and crawl through. For those who are not in shape or are overweight,... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2010

I booked a 9 day trip out west with Madatrip manager Nolavy Robene and his excellent english and french-speaking guide Jean-Claude for what I considered to be a very reasonable price. This trip encompassed some truly stunning scenery, wildlife and an insight into rural Malagasy life. On our first day we made our way from Tana across the visually stunning... More

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