Tsingy de Namoroka Strict Nature Reserve
|Namoroka National Park|
|Nearest city||Soalala, Mahajanga|
|Governing body||Madagascar National Parks Association (PNM-ANGAP)|
Tsingy de Namoroka Strict Nature Reserve, also known as Namoroka National Park, is a strict nature reserve located in the northwestern part of Madagascar in the Mahajanga Province, specifically, the Soalala District.
Climate and geography
Located in the northwestern part of Madagascar about 50 km south of Soalala, Tsingy de Namoroka has a dry season lasting about seven months with a rainy season lasting only five months. The resulting precipitation is about 115 cm per year, while the average temperature hovers around 25 °C.
The park is known for its tsingy walls, caves, canyons, and natural swimming pools.
Like much of Madagascar, Tsingy de Namoroka is known for its abundant and diverse wildlife. Of its over 81 species of birds, 31 are endemic to Madagascar with 23 other species endemic to Madagascar and other neighboring islands.
- Von der Decken's sifaka
- Red lemur
- Eastern lesser bamboo lemur
- Masoala fork-crowned lemur
- Gray mouse lemur
- Milne-Edwards' sportive lemur
- Fat-tailed dwarf lemur
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