Tsingy and Morondava
From 2 to 12 people
This one week route takes you to the west coast of Madagascar between the coastal city of Morondava, and Tsingy of Bemaraha.
Two strong rivers coming from the Highlands pour along the Mozambique Channel: Tsiribihina and Manambolo. Rivers dug wide furrows which cut huge limestone plateau, the Tsingy.
In this beautiful and wide peneplane, baobab is the king, punctuating the landscape by its tall and massive presence; Baobab Avenue is an excellent representation.
The chaotic track passes in the heart of this wooded savanna settings; the laterite road line is cut by two car ferries ride allowing crossing rivers…
- Tsingy of Bemaraha magic erosions
- The quiet atmosphere of Tsiribihina and Manambolo Rivers
- Impressive beauty of Baobabs Avenue
- The lagoon, the mangrove and the ballet of dugouts in Morondava.
Antananarivo / Morondava (B)
Meeting with your Malagasy Tours guide, transfer at the airport.
We assist you for your domestic flight to the west of Madagascar.
You meet your guide in the airport of Morondava.
Walk around towards the market and the beach. We set up in a hotel facing the sea.
NB : The program might change depending on the flight schedules.
Duration : +/-1h flight
Morondava / Belo sur Tsiribihina / Tsingy de Bemaraha (B)
We have breakfast at the hotel and get ready to leave to Bekopaka.
We drive out of Morondava and pass through the famous “Allée des Baobabs” Baobab Avenue. We spend a few times there to take some nice shots of this splendid scenery.
Then we are heading north to the Tsingy of Bemaraha and drive on an uncomfortable but the only track to this site classified as a World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
We ride across Tsiribihina and Manambolo rivers by a small local ferry before our arrival at Bekopaka village.
Duration : +/- 7h de piste
Distance : 180 km
Day 3 & 4
Tsingy of Bemaraha (B/L)
This is one of the most extraordinary sites!
TSINGY is a real cathedrals of limestone, this dense network of faults, cracks and blocks of limestone carved in blades is one of the most spectacular landscapes of Madagascar. The formation of this massif of the middle Jurassic began there is 200 million years, during the period when the sea still recovered this region of Bemaraha. Then this immense plate of corals and shells lifted up itself. Exposed outdoors since 5 million years, the rain, with its work of erosion sculptured the rest. Among these marvels there are 6 species of lemurs, reptiles and 53 varieties of birds. It is also the housing environment of one of the smallest sorts of chameleon, the “Brookesia Perarmata”.
These two days, together with guides and porters, are dedicated to the discovery of this site of the most surprising.
Duration : + / – 5h de marche
Bekopaka / Morondava (B)
We head back to Morondava and cross Manambolo and Tsiribihina rivers by ferry again. It can take a little time sometimes…
We pass through the famous “Allée des Baobabs” just before we get to Morondava town.
We are there at the right time, the sun is low, raking light, smooth trunks reflect the orange rays of the sun.
Great pictures in perspective. We returned to town, Morondava, and we settle into our hotel by the sea
Duration : +/- 7h
Distance : 180 km de piste
Day at leisure at Morondava (B)
Morondava is a small town in the middle of nowhere, forgotten and crushed under blazing sun.
The atmosphere is very calm and even the market, which is generally busy, gives quietness feeling.
After a stroll in town, we suggest you to walk along the beach to Betania, a fishing village .
Evening at leisure in the hotel.
Morondava / Antananarivo (B)
Relaxed morning before transfer to the airport organised by the hotel.
End of Malagasy Tours services.
Fly to the capital of Madagascar.
Duration : 1h flight
- Meet and greet on arrival at Airport.
- Accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner).
- Entrance fees where applicable.
- Tours as indicated in the itinerary.
- Professional English-speaking guide/driver guide.
- Travel Protection is offered on all packages at an additional cost.