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The experience an absolutely unique The kingdom of animals and plants
Visiting Tsimanampetsotsa National Park – The Animals and plants Kingdom
Tsimanampetsotsa National Park, named after its spectacular lake and its main park highlight, it was already protected in 1927 due to its biological meaning (90% of the flora and fauna is endemic! Which means it’s occurring nowhere else on Earth - an incredible claim that places it high on any holiday itinerary) mainly as habitat for water birds, and became a National Park in 1966. Tsimanampetsotsa National Park, in the south west of Madagascar, is usually included as part of a «Madagascar Holidays» to the ‘Deep south’. A journey to Madagascar is incomplete without a stop at Tsimanampetsotsa National Park. Do you want to experience an absolutely unique animal and plant kingdom? Then this is your place to be.
A huge, impressing saline lake is located in the middle of Tsimanampetsotsa national park and serves as humid shelter for lots of birds. Apart from the lake itself, there are three main landscapes inside the park: a calcareous plateau covered with dense xerophilous thickets (a locally endemic spiny forest), huge baobabs and banyan trees, and the sand dunes along the coast covered by a grassy blanket. The park also has numerous caves and sinkholes, which are the result of an underground stream.
Tsimanampetsotsa is a birders paradise. The park is an excellent site to observe birds. Bird lovers will get special interest here down in the South. The park is especially popular for its over 110 different bird species, including pink, greater and dwarf flamingos forming big colonies on the lake during the period from April to November. Apart from birds, there are 12 species of mammals, among them the extremely rare and local endemic Grandidier´s mongoose and 5 lemur species. Among the 40-reptile species, the most significant one is the radiated turtle, which is endemic to this region and extremely endangered to extinction.
Plant lovers won’t be disappointed as well: Nearly 200 species grow inside the park, among them the legendary «mother of the forest» a huge Baobab - the second bearing logically the nickname of... baobab-grandmother. The spiny thickets eco-region in Madagascar is particularly astounding. Discover 2000-year-old baobabs, a ficus tree grove with roots that extend into a sinkhole river system.
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The park offers four easy circuits to choose from, designed to suit all fit conditions and personal interests. One is more focused on bird watching, the other leads through the hills, caves and underground rivers that are home to a native blind fish. The third circuit is based on the plant world and the last one centres around lemurs.
*Tsiamaso circuit: this is the cave circuit, It consists of the discovery of the caves that house blind fish or «Typhleotris Madagascariensis». The interior parts of these caves are adorned with stalactites and stalagmites and also contain a rather frightening legend of the tribe Antambahoaka.
*Andaka circuit: a short walk along the lake shore special for flamingo lovers and other water birds. You will enjoy beautiful views and can to see many birds and plants.
*Emande circuit: Which means «irrigation», in this case, it means a source which supplies the lake. Throughout this tour, we learn the history of its people through the discovery of the ancient tombs. Lemurs, water and land birds, reptiles will be our guests on this beautiful site where we can also admire an overview of the lake.
*Andalamaike circuit: It is a special botanical walk through arid landscapes focused on baobabs, and where we will see various forms of adaptation of plants to drought, and also radiated turtles, land birds and the underground cave.
A vacation stop in Tsimanampetsotsa can also incorporate the Berenty Private Reserve and the Andohahela Special Reserve, all of which lie in a particularly beautiful region dominated by a unique semi-arid habitat of spiny forest and wetlands that give rise to a host of bizarre and highly-adapted plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth.