Tsingy de Namoroka Nature Reserve

Tsingy de Namoroka National Reserve spans 223 sq km in the norwest region of Madagascar. The Park has been protected since 1966, but only just become a National Park in the year 2002. Tsingy has a large diversity of landscapes, ecosystems, flora, and fauna for visitors to enjoy. Featuring grassy savannas with baobabs, deciduous forest, canyons, natural pools, caves, marshes, and subtropical forest-there is spectacular scenery to take in. However, the main attraction is the tsingy formations as well as the extraordinary wildlife.

Amongst the stunny landscapes lives over 18 species of mammals, including a large variety of lemurs and birds. For lemur lovers, some of the species include: Milne-Edwrds sportive lemur, common brown lemur, grey mouse lemur, red-fronted brown lemur, fork-crowned lemur, eastern grey bamboo lemur, aye-aye, and Decken’s sifaka. More than 80 species of birds, 5 amphibians, and 30 reptile species can be found in the area as well. In addition, more than 100 of the 220 plant species are endemic to Madagascar. Visitors can enjoy a variety of tour guided walks, hikes, and cave adventure trips in order to take in the Tsingy environment.

Visitors should note that the Park is only accessible during the dry season months of April to October and temperatures are quite high. It is recommended to bring both warm and light clothes in addition to plenty of drinking water. Although access to the park is hard due to road conditions, it is still well worth the visit.