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Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve

Madagascar
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Ranked #7 of 58 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Fantastic for nature lovers! Goddess will give you a great tour of the caves and rock formations. Beware, some of the hour us quite tough so only go in you're fairly fit and prepared for a bit of climbing.

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Quebec
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Everyone will say it's a long drive to go to the Tsingy from Morondava, but I saw the Tsingy in pictures before but in real is not same, and it was a good experience. Our guide was pretty good, he was giving a lot of information, pretty good eyes to located the lemurien. Well we did two days in the... More

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San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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
12 helpful votes 12 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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53 helpful votes 53 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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
34 helpful votes 34 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
60 helpful votes 60 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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