Bemarivo Special Reserve
|The small Special
Reserve of Bemarivo lies on the western part of
is principally known because of its rich birdlife. It is indeed an
place for birdwatchers, who can spot 73 different bird species (almost
them are endemic) found inside the reserve. Some of them are threatened
species, like the
|Madagascar fish eagles are critically endangered © Muzzanese|
The climate is warm with an average temperature of 25°, and it only rains during a short rainy season from November to February.
Reserve is situated 12 km. from Besalampy in the
To reach Besalampy take the R1 in Tana. After Tsiroanomandidy the road is not that good. There is a taxi-brousse from Tana to Besalampy, but the journey can take two whole days.
Bemarivo is a hardly known Reserve and just a few adventurous travellers visit this area, so there is no tourist infrastructure at all at the moment.
So far camping is not allowed inside the park, but a huge empty beach lies only 5 km from the reserve. There are several simple accommodations and restaurants at Besalampy.
river crocodiles of Bemarivo are supposed to be more active and
violent than other Madagascar crocodiles © David Darricau
There are no Park Office either, so if you want to visit Bemarivo, you should contact the main ANGAP Office in Tana.
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