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Regions of Madagascar - The Western Dry Forest
Regions of Madagascar - The Western Dry Forest

THE WESTERN DRY FOREST

INTRODUCTION
Karst pinnacles of the World Heritage Site of the Tsingy of BemarahaHome of the Sakalava people, a large ethnic group with interesting African beliefs and customs such as possession of spirits, the tromba and cult of royal relics, the West is a vast region with only remnants of the dry, deciduous forest which once covered the entire domain. It is a region of spectacular vistas with majestic baobabs and "forest" of karst pinnacles of the World Heritage Site of the Tsingy of Bemaraha. It is hot and dry year-round and its two major towns, Majunga (Mahajunga) and Morondava are Malagasy favorites for a beach holiday.

MAJOR CITIES:
Click on the cities below for an overview of the entire area, including access, lodging, protected areas and local activities.

MAJUNGA
 
MORONDAVA

NATIONAL PARKS AND RESERVES:

Ankarafantsika (Ampijoroa)
Kirindy Forest
Tsingy de Bemaraha
 

 
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