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Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve

Madagascar
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Ranked #4 of 54 attractions in Madagascar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The tsingy is pretty cool but it's hardly jaw dropping. It's an interesting rock formation and a really well planned park (the big tsingy) but it's hardly earth shattering and frankly doesn't compare to dozens of other natural formations that I have been to. If the journey to get there was any type of reasonable road I would give it... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Tsingy National Park should not be missed by anyone visiting Madagascar. It is a truly stunning environment unlike anything else on the plant. Little Tsingy was a nice introduction on the first day, but Big Tsingy (we grouped two four hour hikes back-to-back) was definitely the highlight. Our guide, Velo, spoke great English and was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about... More

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Oxford, Ohio
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We visited the Great and Little Tsingy National Park. The path was more difficult at the Great Tsingy but it was so unique and it must not be missed if you can. I enjoyed the trek to both areas and the view was splendid. The narrow canyons, razor edge needles and the suspension bridges are truly amazing. The guides are... More

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Illinois
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35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

When visiting Madagascar, two 'must see' for me were the Avenue of the Baobobs and Tsingy which I had seen in numerous specials and documentaries. I was visiting in April when my friend was on spring break in Madagascar. I agree with another reviewer here, Sherman Shark, that it is a difficult time to visit! The "roads", dear lord, the... More

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Valga, Estonia
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9 helpful votes 9 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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5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
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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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