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Big Tsingy was beautiful - def worth the long drive from Tana. I must say that lots of reviews say how awful the roads are from Morondava to Bekopaka - I wouldn't say they are awful - it was what exactly what I was expecting...More
This UNESCO world heritage site is definately worth the drive and is one of the most impressive sigths in Madagascar. The 4 hour tour is quite streneous and involves quite a lot of climbing and vertigo. A great combination of scenery and adventure
This is one of the most amazing landscapes and very worth a visit in Madagascar. We went three days doing different tours, one day in the big Tsingy (the most impressive part), and two in the "small" one. Nobody agreed on the age kids must...More
When our guide stopped to pick up our harnesses I knew this would be no walk in the park! Be prepared for the 1.5 hour drive on 17km of appalling roads to reach the car park and having asked us how we were for heights...More
The road is so long to get there, but it’s worth it. It’s so beautiful and we had a lot of fun walking and climbing in the small and the big Tsingy. On our first day, we went on a pirogue trip. It was very...More
Great walk through those awesome rock formations. A must and the highlight of Madagascar. You'll do it If you dont have fear of hights and a normal physical condition. If you get the normal equipment, you dont need to be an experience climber to make...More
I'm glad I went to see the Tsingy, but it was a lot of travelling for 5 days. Out of the 5 days, I only spent 1 actually sightseeing and trekking. Day 1 was my flight from Tana to Morondava and overnight in Morondava. Day...More
as others have said -- 4-wheel-drive road there where one of our 6 broke down and folks had to double-up, another got stuck in the sand and had to pushed out and a 3rd broke down but was repaired with carry-along tools in an hour...More
This is a very nice morning walk. Not to demanding, but not easy. You can choose a small or big Tsingy tour, always with a guide, and it also can be combined with a a small cave and river. Nice view, interesting, some time demanding.
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You will certainly require cash. We found almost no places, either accomodation or shops, accepted credit cards or, if they did, there was a minimum spend of 200,000Ar. We had issues with the ATMs at the airport in Tana... More
You will certainly require cash. We found almost no places, either accomodation or shops, accepted credit cards or, if they did, there was a minimum spend of 200,000Ar. We had issues with the ATMs at the airport in Tana - they would not pay out if we tried our cash cards but we could extract money with our credit cards. Thick wads of 400,000Ar are about $150 Canadian. Many places will accept Euros rather than the local currency. The more remote you go, the more you require cash in Ariary.
As a final tip, delicious Madagascan chocolate could be bought at service centres for about $A2.50. The same blocks once in the duty free area at the airport were $A14! Buy souvenirs along the way if something takes your fancy, the infrastructure is so poor that crafts are sold where they are made rather than being transported to other locations.
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You can take a normal commercial flight with Air Madagascar from Tana to Morondava. From there you need a 4 WD and driver to take you north. The road is initially a pretty good gravel one, apart from some corrugations, up... More
You can take a normal commercial flight with Air Madagascar from Tana to Morondava. From there you need a 4 WD and driver to take you north. The road is initially a pretty good gravel one, apart from some corrugations, up through the Avenue des Baobabs and on to Kirindy. Things deteriorate there after. Expect loose sand, a single lane road, 'bull dust holes', a poorly cambered road, steep access tracks onto ferries and plenty of mud. The road is impassable in the wet season. There have been some security issues recently on the section between Belo-sur-Tsiribihina and Bekopaka with talk of tourist vehicles forming a convoy with military protection. We travelled the route safely in July this year. There appeared to be an airport at Bekopaka but apparently only charter flights from Tana land there. If you could get on one of those it would certainly save you a lot of time but you would miss the adventure. You could also join a commercial 4 day trip and canoe to Bekopaka down the Manambolo River from the highlands but you would still have to negotiate the road back to Morondava two exit the area. The road to the north is even worse, apparently!!!
Hi I'm also planning to visit Tsingy some day in between 26 August to 5 september. I'll be alone and actually looking for someone who will also plannig to go there and would like to share the cost of driver and the guide... More
Hi I'm also planning to visit Tsingy some day in between 26 August to 5 september. I'll be alone and actually looking for someone who will also plannig to go there and would like to share the cost of driver and the guide ... Would you be interested if the plan complies?