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Derek Schuurman
Derek Schuurman Product Manager Madagascar and Alternative Africa
"Madagascar always delivers for those keen on wildlife – seemingly around every corner and along each trail, wonderful surprises await."

Western Dry Forests Holidays

Madagascar’s deciduous dry forests are the island’s most fragmented and critically endangered forest type, and they are home to a unique assemblage of locally endemic animals and plants including five of the island’s six endemic species of Baobab tree. Iconic lemurs of the west include the acrobatic Coquerel’s sifaka and the tiny Madame Berthe’s mouse lemur.


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Locations within Western Dry Forests

Andrafiamena Andavakoera
A new stop on the northern circuit, this 74,600ha area encompasses transition forest, humid evergreen forest and deciduous dry forest. There are also caves and limestone formations. With the establishment of FANAMBY's Black Lemur Camp, Andrafiamena Andavakoera combines well with Montagne...
Anjajavy Forest Reserve
This unofficially protected parcel of tropical dry deciduous forest has much the same wildlife as Ankarafantsika, with the addition of innumerable baobabs of three species, and even groves of cycads at Moromba Bay. By day, visitors can expect to see Coquerel’s sifaka and Common brown lemurs,...
Ankarana Special Reserve
Ankarana, on the northern circuit, presents a fantastic landscape, with its expanses of razor-sharp pinnacles (tsingy). The 35km-long limestone massif is pierced by caves and canyons, and, between sheer cliffs, sunken moist deciduous forests harbour rare wildlife. The reserve contains ten species...
Kirindy Forest
Famed for its gigantic Grandidier’s baobabs – as well as two of Madagascar’s other endemic baobab species, (Adansonia rubrostipa and the large southern species A. za), Kirindy comprises 10,000 hectares of dry deciduous forest on flat, sandy terrain.The forest is a 2 hour...
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
One of Madagascar's largest national parks, remote Tsingy de Bemaraha is also a World Heritage Site. It is one of western Madagascar's spectacular limestone karst plateaux topped with fields of razor-sharp, friable pinnacles or 'tsingy'.

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