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Activities: Walking, Birdwatching, Hiking
Description: The amazing landscapes of limestone pinnacles, gorges and pristine forests...
The amazing landscapes of limestone pinnacles, gorges and pristine forests protect many rare birds, lemurs and reptiles.
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Difficult to get to but worth the hassle

As others have said, hours and hours of driving down rutted, dusty roads. It was hot and it was miserable (think farm track but 60-70km if it) and it was always longer than our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

As others have said, hours and hours of driving down rutted, dusty roads. It was hot and it was miserable (think farm track but 60-70km if it) and it was always longer than our driver said it would be! Not helped on the return journey by our guide stopping in almost every village to make a shady deal and drink... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

part of UNESCO's collection of humanity's best of, its a must see if you re in the area, it's incredible rock formations are nowhere else to see

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The rock formation spectacular and different from anthing else. You have to wear a harness and hook onto wire cable due to risk of fallling. if you don't have a head for heights i wouldn't recommend. also climbing through the caves was fab. There is a viewing platform at the top which had great surrounding views. Seeing Lemeurs in their... More 

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Aberdeen, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

It took a loooong time to get here from morondava, a whole days travelling. I think we slightly underestimated how long the journey would be. The roads are also pretty rough 4wd tracks. The tsingy was great though and made it worthwhile. We opted for the 4 hour long route but completed it in around 3 hours. This involved a... More 

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Kingston, Jamaica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Tsingy de Bemaraha is a Beautiful and unique Nature Reserve. I did a trail in the big Tsingy climbing the special and unusual walls of the Tsing rocks Cliffs.. Once on the top you have a Beautiful view. You cross same rope bridges on the hike. It's not a difficult trail at all but if you don't like heights it's... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

About 6 years ago I read an article about the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park in National Geographic. At that time I vowed to see the tsingy one day. As my 50th birthday approached, my boyfriend and I decided to celebrate with a trip to Madagascar. It was a great choice! The people are so friendly and welcoming, the wildlife... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

we were fortunate enough to be able to fly in a group on a private charter so as to avoid the two days of driving others have commented upon . So that tortuous drive can be circumvented.However the administrative games played by local officials have to be tolerated with extreme patience. It seems you can't get into the park without... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We spent three nights here so we would have time to do the three excursions in the area and to justify the eight hour drive on rough dirt road. On the first day we did the Big Tsingy and the second day we did the Small Tsingy and a ride up the Manambolo River in small pirogue to visit the... More 

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I have seen the northern Tsingy and this time the southern ones. Its an absolutly amazing place. You cant find places like this anywhere. The closest to these shapes, thzts funny, is the glacier on top of Kilimanjaro in Africa. There the ice landscape is about as rough and sharp as the Tsingys.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Interesting rock formations - BUT - 2 days driving on rough cart tracks make it certainly not worth the effort. The scenery en route is dull - barren logged off landscape and no decent views. the ferries are the only interesting points on the trip.

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