Mahajanga, a tourism jewel of Madagascar.
Mahajanga, capital of the Boeny region, is a favorite for travelers in search of disorientation and discoveries on the island of Madagascar. This city is full of wonderful places doing the happiness of holidaymakers during a stay with family or friends.
The national park of Ankarafantsika, for example, part of the unmissable places of the metropolis. This natural site of Mahajanga stands out for its wildlife and floristic richness that leaves rarely insensitive lovers of nature. The latter are encouraged to use the Coquerelli circuit to admire a wide variety of animals in the Park. By the ride of two hours and a half about, Backpackers find various species of lemurs and birds who seek refuge in the heart of the forest. They observe, among others, the Madagascar Boa, the Ankoay and crocodiles. Note that the best time to visit this place extends from May to September.
The Anjohibe caves, an exceptional site.
During their stay in Mahajanga, tourists will not fail to explore the caves of Anjohibe, located at 80 km southeast of Mahajanga. To get there, they will move in 4×4 while enjoying the splendour of the surrounding landscape. During the trip, travelers will cross a vast Savannah dotted with cashew. These are trees giving a delicious cashew nuts. In the midst of this exhilarating nature, Backpackers will make the bivouac of a night around a campfire. The next day, they will continue their path to discover the caves of Anjohibe. It is a series of dark rooms and tunnels that will amaze you. The port of a torch is recommended to contemplate stalagmites which can exceed 10 m high. Explorers will also observe there impressive calcareous concretions as well as various animals such as bats. Apart from that, the Globetrotters will walk around this place where a beautiful natural swimming pool.
A memorable breakaway to Mahavavy-Kinkony and surroundings.
Vacationers will continue their path towards Mahavavy-Kinkony. This complex of protected areas is made up of berries, lush vegetation, of waterways and savannahs. Tourists find there the Lake Kinkony, known as the second largest lake in Madagascar after the Alaotra. This vast wetland is one of the most important ornithological sites on Malagasy territory. On-site, the Globetrotters will discover a multitude of bird colonies. It is almost similar to Lake Bogoria in the Kenya, a place to explore for a stay in Africa. On the Lake Kinkony, the bourlingueurs is streamed to fishing or a canoe ride. Thence, they will move in drive on the national road. This walk will allow them to observe of sugarcane plantations that supply sugar industry of Namakia. They will also see forests of Satrana sheltering trees that are resistant to fire.
The Tsingy of Namoroka.
Continues and the Tsingy of Namoroka national park awaits in the province of Mahajanga, and specifically in Soalala district.
The Tsingy of Namoroka national park has been identified by the Government of Madagascar as a priority of research on biodiversity, It is a 'hotspot in the hotspot..
The natural integral Reserve of Namoroka was born in 1966. It belongs to the same complex of protected area as the National Park Bay of Baly. The Sakalava live in this region and remain majority, Despite the growing number of migrants Tsimihety. They are very close to the Sakalava by their culture, their agriculture and their breeding.
Four permanent rivers originate in the Park : Ambatofolaka, Mandevy, Andriabe and Ambararata. Ambararata supplies the surrounding villages in drinking water. The hot and dry season is long in Namoroka.
Namoroka National Park, 22.227 HA, lies in the Boeny Region. The Park belongs to the same complex of protected area as the Bay of Baly National Park. Landscape of majestic architecture, made of a crystalline calcareous plateau cut in down Tsingy particularly impressive, the National Park of Namoroka is home to an endemic high West ecoregion faunistic and floristic species.
Namoroka counts 81 bird species, whose 31 are endemic to Madagascar and 23, Madagascar and neighboring islands. 3 only appear in the list of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) : Accipiter henstii, Lophotibis cristata and Philepitta schlegeli.
Most of the species are in hibernation during the dry season. The Park has also eight species of lemurs including Propithecus verreauxii deckeni, Eulemur fulvus rufus, five species of amphibians including Tomoptema labrosa, Ptychadena mascareniensis, Mantidactylus biporus, Stumplfia and thirty (30) species of Reptiles. The rodent endemic Eliurus is very abundant in the Park, compared to the species introduced Rattus rattus. This shows that this forest of Namoroka is still little disturbed.
The type of climate combined with the soil resulted in two types of ecosystems prevailing in this area : the semi-quadrifoliee dense dry forest of the Antsingy and the grassland to Heteropogon contortus.
218 plant species have been identified in these forest areas. 106 species are classified endemic to Madagascar and 17 No endemic.
Because of the difficult access, This region has been studied very little, whether at the level of taxonomic inventories and mapping, that is why in 2012, twenty scientists specialized in Botany, Entomology, paleo Entomology, herpetology, zoology (including specialists in mammals and wildlife of soils) has traveled during 3 weeks all the areas to explore (wetlands, forests, caves). The involvement of a team as important to maximize results for all of these areas.