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Manambolo River

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Early morning canoe trip and Petite/Little Tsingy hike

Our canoe trip, in an interesting trimaran type wooden canoe, with a local guide and a ‘punter’ set... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
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Great canoeing and cave visits

Very fun place to canoe with guides along limestone cliffs and caves. Beautiful scenery with a... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Denver, Colorado, United States
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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Our canoe trip, in an interesting trimaran type wooden canoe, with a local guide and a ‘punter’ set off from Bekopaka and headed into the gorge of the Manambolo River. The scenic trip took in riverside rice planting, birdlife, stops at a couple of caves...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Very fun place to canoe with guides along limestone cliffs and caves. Beautiful scenery with a feeling of going back in time (especially seeing the tomb on the cliff lines with skulls). Very peaceful. Creates a bit of a feeling of adventure. Would be ideal...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We did the whole descend of the Manambolo River from Ankavadra until Bekopaka. We arranged the trip through Remote River Expeditions, which I highly recommend and have only the best to say. They took perfect care of us, arranged everything and could foresee any problems...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

We took the chance to experience with our guide Velu the trip in the canoes down the Manambolo gorge. Do take time to go it is a interesting and restful trip which we greatly enjoyed after two very full days climbing.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Alison F
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We enjoyed a 80-minute canoe ride on the Manambolo River. Stopped at 2 different caves where we walked in to see sparkly stalactites. Lovely way to spend an early morning; would have been hot in the afternoon.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Luv2TravelFarNWide
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Manambolo river trip is done for two days and half also, the same for the Tsiribihina river trip. But this is better than Tsiribihina, and more adventurous. To join this river, you travel at Tsiromandidy first, and buy all your supplies from there. Then, have...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Antsirabe, Madagascar
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Manambolo River is an unique experience to do this. And, as for me, this is most interesting than Tsiribihina river. Just, it's quite difficult to join Ankavandra. And actually, it's not sure going there, with Dahalo. So, I would not recommend this without guide.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Our morning trip in a pirogue was relaxing and interesting. Visited a couple of caves to see the stalactites and stopped to see the open tombs high up on the cliffs. Plenty of bird life. Take your binoculars.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank crabsallover
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The small Tsingy includes an optional trip up the river gorge in a pirogue, where you have the chance to visit two caves and snap pictures of the wonderful scenery. It's worth the extra expense and time.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

Travelling by canoe we paddled along the Manambolo River through the picturesque gorge, visiting a cave along the way to see the stalactites and stalagmites. There was plenty of birdlife along the banks including nesting egrets, Madagascar Pratincoles and Madagascar Fish Eagle. Definitely recommended.

Date of experience: November 2015
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Toshi F
25 April 2017|
Response from ChristianRaktondrjoa | Reviewed this property |
Hello, For safety issue, I would not recommend doing the Manambolo on your own. This one need a real organisation. It's hot the insecurity there actually. That's why no more agencies or Tour Operator don't propose this. You... More
Karen G
25 February 2017|
Response from ChristianRaktondrjoa | Reviewed this property |
Hello, The major differences between the Manambolo and Tsiribihina river trips is that the first is more beautiful scenery and nature. Also, with its difficult accessibility, Manambolo is more wild, and adventure. Nature... More