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Twelve years ago, I discovered about the Tsingy de Bemaraha in the french program Ushuaïa Nature and it's been in my bucket list since then, so of course it was a must in our Madagascar itinerary. It's not easy to access, but the trip to...More
The road conditions is bad and journey is long but the Grand Tsingy is fantastic adventure to climb up and down. Wear long sleeves and long pants.
Tsingy de Bemaraha park fee 55,000pp( if you buy the tickets in Morondava office, you can start your...More
Really, the whole point of travelling to the remote Tsingy de Bemaraha NP is to do this walk. Do NOT allow your guide to talk you out of it....ours tried very hard to discourage us with ominous comments about being worried that we could not...More
The Grands Tsingy hike is worth the trip all the way up to Bekopaka. The scenery is spectacular, there are lemurs on the way. Ask yourself if you really want to do this If you have a serious fear of hights because at some points...More
We had a cruise first in double pirogues on the Manambolo river to look at the strangely formed cliffs along the river and also access one of the caves that cut right into the mountains. The sheer beauty of the scenic ride was worth all...More
Tsingy was incredible and so unreal. Yes it was hard, especially if you're not used with climbing (like me!) but your guide will be very helpful to assist you to complete the circuit. As long as you are fit and comfortable with height, you're gonna...More
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The iconic images of the Tsingy de Bemaraha as seen in photographs or on TV cannot convey the true majesty and magic of this place. My...More
Amazing national park, totally worth the bad road that you have to take to get there, great views from Grand Tsingy, you are literally climbing to the top, passing caves, the hike itself is fun, using ferrata. Small Tsingy are also nice, it is possible...More
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You will certainly require cash. We found almost no places, either accomodation or shops, accepted credit cards or, if they did, there was a minimum spend of 200,000Ar. We had issues with the ATMs at the airport in Tana... More
You will certainly require cash. We found almost no places, either accomodation or shops, accepted credit cards or, if they did, there was a minimum spend of 200,000Ar. We had issues with the ATMs at the airport in Tana - they would not pay out if we tried our cash cards but we could extract money with our credit cards. Thick wads of 400,000Ar are about $150 Canadian. Many places will accept Euros rather than the local currency. The more remote you go, the more you require cash in Ariary.
As a final tip, delicious Madagascan chocolate could be bought at service centres for about $A2.50. The same blocks once in the duty free area at the airport were $A14! Buy souvenirs along the way if something takes your fancy, the infrastructure is so poor that crafts are sold where they are made rather than being transported to other locations.
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You can take a normal commercial flight with Air Madagascar from Tana to Morondava. From there you need a 4 WD and driver to take you north. The road is initially a pretty good gravel one, apart from some corrugations, up... More
You can take a normal commercial flight with Air Madagascar from Tana to Morondava. From there you need a 4 WD and driver to take you north. The road is initially a pretty good gravel one, apart from some corrugations, up through the Avenue des Baobabs and on to Kirindy. Things deteriorate there after. Expect loose sand, a single lane road, 'bull dust holes', a poorly cambered road, steep access tracks onto ferries and plenty of mud. The road is impassable in the wet season. There have been some security issues recently on the section between Belo-sur-Tsiribihina and Bekopaka with talk of tourist vehicles forming a convoy with military protection. We travelled the route safely in July this year. There appeared to be an airport at Bekopaka but apparently only charter flights from Tana land there. If you could get on one of those it would certainly save you a lot of time but you would miss the adventure. You could also join a commercial 4 day trip and canoe to Bekopaka down the Manambolo River from the highlands but you would still have to negotiate the road back to Morondava two exit the area. The road to the north is even worse, apparently!!!
Hi I'm also planning to visit Tsingy some day in between 26 August to 5 september. I'll be alone and actually looking for someone who will also plannig to go there and would like to share the cost of driver and the guide... More
Hi I'm also planning to visit Tsingy some day in between 26 August to 5 september. I'll be alone and actually looking for someone who will also plannig to go there and would like to share the cost of driver and the guide ... Would you be interested if the plan complies?