To discover the most amazing landscapes of Madagascar :
The famous Baobabs Avenue and the strange Tsingy formation

YES, if your priority in a trip through an unknown country is its particular landscapes, the WEST part of Madagascar is the best area :
The lunar Tsingy formation ( the National Park of Tsingy of Bemaraha ) and the very famous Allée of Baobabs especially at ... sunset ! And at the same time you have the opportunity to see a lot of lemurs species, both diurnal species and nocturnal species, you can do that on the way to go there and at Tsingy NP ( National Park ). I am a professional national Tour Guide in my country since ... 1993 so it will be a great pleasure for me to organize your trip and to be your Tour Guide to show you the best to see. A wonderful and unforgetable trip !! Below are just some testimonies of satisfied tourists who were be with me.

The Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park :

The Tsingy of Bemaraha :
is a UNESCO World Heritage. It's at 70 Km from the West coast of Madagascar. It has an altitude between 150 m & 750 m. With its 152 000 ha ( more than 100 Km of length and 5 to 15 Km of wide ) the Tsingy of Bemaraha is the biggest National Park in Madagascar. The average temperature is about 28° C. The landscapes are more than splendid with its numerous cracks in rock formation, its crevices, its vast forest of eroded karst pinnacles. This rock formation has begun 200 millions years ago. The sea has covered all this area. Then this vast part of corals & shells has growed upon the sea. After that, the sun, the wind & the rain have sculpted this calcareous deposits during 5 millions years. You can go there by canoe ( see the canoeing down along the Manambolo river ), by 4 WD vehicle from Morondava ( for one day or for one day & half ), or by very little airplane ( less than 8 places ). But you can go there only in dry season ( from April to November ) because it's impossible to walk through the Tsingy in rainy season because of its numerous streams. And because most of the roads are not available in rainy season, and to paddle down along rivers are dangerous because of crocodiles & strong streams always in rainy season.

This trip ends up in Morondava, a town in the West part of Madagascar where you can relax in front of the sea & where you can finally sleep in comfortable hotels.

 
The Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar, Ravo.Madagascar picture
In rollover : The Tsingy

 

Madagascar : Sifaka lemur, Madagascar : the dancing lemur, Madagascar : the jumping lemur, Madagascar : the Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar : canoeing on the Manambolo river, Ravo.Madagascar pictures, Ravo.Madagascar webmaster of Christian thought
The West part of Madagascar : Sifaka lemur, Ravo, Manambolo river ©

 

The Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar, Ravo.Madagascar picture
Ravo at he Tsingy NP, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canoeing-down along the Manambolo river :

The Manambolo river, for nature lovers :
An exciting canoeing-down-trip in a fairly unknown area during a « 5 days - 4 nights » or more by canoe(s). You ave to paddle 6 hours per day, with 3 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the afternoon : a good sport under the sun, with fresh non-polluted air and through splendid and desert landscapes. Before that, you have to do two days by 4WD vehicle(s) through a « no man's land » between Bongolava massif and Bemaraha massif where you will see : rare villages, wild ducks ( such as White-faced whistling ducks, Knob-billed ducks, Meller's ducks, Red-billed teals ), and other birds ( such as Cattle egrets, Dimorphic egrets, Great egrets, Madagascar kestrels, Yellow-billed kites, Helmeted guineafowls, Gray-headed lovebirds, Malagasy kingfishers, Crested drongos, Pied crows, Common mynas & Madagascar red fody ). You can sometimes observe these Madagascar birds & wild ducks on sandy banks in the middle of the river and sometimes near pools.

Below are some pictures taken by me or taken by someone else during my trips in these areas, trips since ... 2000 till nowadays. Of course in this kind of « adventurous trip », the hotels are basic-class except at the end of the trip in Morondava town ; and the « 5 days - 4 nights » or more on bivouac under tents with toilets and shower in the bank sand in nature ( with the Manambolo river as shower ).

 

 
The Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar, Ravo.Madagascar picture
Waterfall in Manambolo river area ©
In rollover : Baobab, Morondava ©

 

Madagascar trip, canoeing-down on the Manambolo river, Ravo.Madagascar picture
Canoeing on the Manambolo river, Ravo, 2005

 

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Canoeing on the Manambolo river, Ravo.Madagascar pictures 2012© & 2008©

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic-cruise along the Tsiribihina river :

The Manambolo river with fairly loud typical motor-boat :
Not so adventurous and not so nature than the canoeing-down on the Manambolo river above. But you don't need to be strong especially if you have little children or if you are in old age because you use a fairly loud typical motor-boat.

This basic-cruise down lasts 3 days and 2 nights always on bivouac under tents on beautiful sandbanks. And always with toilets and shower in the bank sand in nature ( with the Tsiribihina river as shower ). The advantage if you compare it with the adventurous trip above is that here you can visit western typical villages through baobabs forest and through typical-western-Madagascar-plain-landscapes. Both ( this trip & the trip above ) have natural swimming-pools and wonderful waterfalls. And with these both trips, don't forget your flashlight with its batteries, warm clothes ( especially for the nights on bivouac ), swimsuits, camera, sun protection lotion or cream, mosquitos repellent, hat or cap, your own medical supplies and binoculars if you have.

 

 
Trip in Madagascar, a basic-cruise on Tsiribihina river, Ravo.Madagascar pictures
Basic-cruise along the Tsiribihina river
Ravo.Madagascar 2003 pictures ©

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red-fronted brown lemurs at Kirindy forest, in the west part of Madagascar
Verreaux's Sifaka lemurs at Kirindy forest, in the west part of Madagascar
Ravo.Madagascar 2019 pictures ©

Clients' Testimonies after their trips in Madagascar :

                 

• Brian & Linda Jones, Australia
The tour all went smoothly and as planned. Ravo was very clear about expenses and there were no nasty surprises. He also gave us, prior to our arrival, an accurate estimation of extra costs. He always put our wishes first, and ensured that we were well looked after everywhere we stayed. All in all a wonderful experience.

 

• Ruth Haley & Stephen, USA
My husband and I were accompanied by Ravo for 10 days in Madagascar. Ravo arranged our itinerary, transportation, and accommodations at our request. When we wished to make adjustments along the way he responded promptly and made changes to suit our preferences. The country was beautiful, the lemurs a delight and the places we stayed were lovely. We took the train ride and had a highly authentic experience. We are very pleased and can highly recommend Ravo - but try to stay longer !!!

 

• Vasili Mladinov, Ukraine
It was great tour. Two weeks : 4000 Km. I did see everything that I wanted and ... even more. The waterfall in North was one of the best I ever saw ( Betsiboka red river & Betsiboka red warefalls ). Thank you Ravo for perfect organization of my tour.

 

• Susan Wake & Mark Locquat, New Zealand
Dear Ravo. Thank you so much. The tour has been really excellent. Your knowledge is fantastic and thanks for your patience and help with our requested focus on plants - you have really found great guides. Thanks for sharing 3 weeks on the road, a long time and lots of adventures but very rewarding and lots of fun ! We have learnt so much about the people, landscapes, plants and animals of Madagascar. Thanks for this wonderful itinerary.

 

Preslav Bobev, Bulgaria
Ravo is an excellent and very knowledgeable guide. Added to his extremely friendly and easy going personality it makes for the best experience. He had a well prepared plan for my trip and didn't mind to modify by my last minute request. Very punctual and professional, he will make sure that you have nothing to think about, but to enjoy your trip and adventure. He made sure that I will see all major attractions within the geographical range my time could cover and of course the budget I had. Thank you !

                 

 

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