World Heritage Sites in Madagascar


Tsingy Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve

(18.28-19.10 S 44.60-44.97 E) -- satellite image

Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve comprises karstic landscapes and limestone uplands cut into impressive 'tsingy' peaks and a 'forest' of limestone needles, the spectacular canyon of the Manambolo river, rolling hills and high peaks.


Royal Hill of Ambohimanga

(18.75 S 47.55 E) -- satellite image

One of many rivalling chieftaincies in the central plateau of the island, it slowly gained in local importance and power during the 17th century. In the late 18th century, the Ambohimanga-based chieftaincy conquered its neighbours and established the Imerina Empire, which grew to the leading power on Madagascar under the reign of Andrianimpoinimerina (born at Ambohimanga, ca. 1745, dead 1810).


Rainforests of the Atsinanana

(14.460 S 49.703 E) -- satellite image

This sites includes the following parks:

Many rare and threatened species live in these rainforests along the eastern part of the island, including at least 25 species of lemur.



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Last updated: August 15, 2015