Baie de Baly
Tsingy de Namoroka
Cap Sainte Marie
Montagne et Forêt d’Ambre
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The Tsingy of Namoroka, 22,227 ha, is located in the Region of Boeny. The park belongs to the same complex of protected areas as the National Park of Baly Bay. Landscape of majestic architecture, made of a crystalline calcareous plateau cut in down Tsingy is particularly impressive; the National Park of Namoroka shelters flora and fauna species of a high endemicity of the West ecoregion.
Most species are in hibernation during the dry season. The park also counts eight (8) species of lemurs, including Propithecus verreauxii Decken, Eulemur fulvus rufus, five (5) species of amphibian which Tomoptema Labros, Ptychadena mascareniensis, Mantidactylus biporus, Stumplfia sp. and 30 species of Reptiles.
A few tips will help you make your stay successful. The dry season is between May and October, it is the best period to do the journey by road toward Namoroka. So bring light clothes, a hat and a cream against mosquitoes in your emergency kit. We also recommend you bring your camping equipments.
The park history
The microprojects of Tsingy de Namoroka
Previously the Air Madagascar Company served Soalala, but now the flight no longer exists. The transfer towards Namoroka is done by car, that's to negotiate with the owners. There are 56 km between the park and Soalala.
Three circuits make the tour of the Tsingy of Namoroka. The tariff of guidance is Ar 10,000 / group of 6 people.
An office of Madagascar National Parks is found in Soalala, for the Baly Bay National Parks and the Tsingy of Namoroka. You can take all necessary information there for your visit. Park officials are also present to show you around the protected area. Some of them speak french and have knowledge of English. Inside the Park, areas of camping will be available soon. There is a possibility of lodging but without comfort at the inhabitant's.
Your stay in the Tsingy of Namoroka will also be the opportunity to take a cultural bath. The population of Soalala, of the Sakalava ethnic group for the most, is very respectful of the traditional ceremonies. The Fanompoana is organized every year, in honor to the deceased. The Fitampoha takes place every five or seven years. During this traditional ceremony, the sacred objects which once belonged to the ancestors, kept in a" mohara volamena" (horn of gold), came out again and immersed in the waters of the great courses. While respecting the uses scrupulously, you will be able to attend these ceremonies.
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