The Morondava Baobab and Tsingy tour shows off the best that Western Madagascar has to offer with highlights including visits to Morondava and Tsingy, starting and ending in Antananarivo.
Highlights of the Morondava Baobab and Tsingy Tour
Antananarivo is the busy capital city of Madagascar and the start of most Madagascar safaris. This city deserves it’s place on your Madagascar itinerary. It’s a vibey, colourful city that offers visitors a glimpse of Malagasy society. The architecture tells the story of the city’s history, with the Rova of Antananarivo palace complex the undeniable jewel in it’s crown. Visit the pink baroque Andafiavaratra Palace and enjoy the pretty Jacaranda trees surrounding lake Anosy.
Situated in the heart of Sakalava territory, Morondava is known for the royal sculpted tombs of the Menabe ancestors and for being the gateway to the Avenue of the Baobabs, one of the most photogenic places in Madagascar.
The Kirindy Reserve is where you’ll have the opportunity to see a variety of Madagascan lemurs – up to 7 different species! From the smallest primate, the tiny Pygmy Mouse lemur to the fat-tailed lemur. It’s not just about lemurs because it’s also the best place to see the giant jumping rat as well as the Fossa, the largest predator on the island.
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
An exceptional landscape of limestone uplands cut into ‘tsingy’ or peaks and a ‘forest’ of limestone needles. The Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park encompasses the Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve. Experience the spectacular Manambolo river canyon and pristine forests, lakes and mangrove swamps that shelter rare and endangered lemurs and birds.