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Sailing down the Tsiribihina in a barge 02/06/2014 | 08:37:01

Dominating the western lands of Madagascar, the Tsiribihina river has conquered a place of its own as tourist attraction


May it keep flowing for ever. The Tsiribihina became of the Great Isle's additional showcases. Sailing down the river in a barge or a canoe provides with the opportunity to discover the country's wild west's very heartland, its fauna and vegetation. Sailing over 160 kilometers down the river usually takes three days at least or even longer. But sailing faster at the passenger's will also remains allowed. Many kinds of lemurs will prove as curious as the travelers yearning to meet them. This realm is ruled by the noble Ankoay, the Great Isle's largest bird of prey, which patrolling swarms of bats seem to answer to. There will also unfold the opportunity to catch glimpses of the real "Fosa", once made famous by the animation movie "Madagascar". All of these animals find their way in a shoot booming with several species of endemic orchids. The river used to serve as communication gateway for cargo when foreigners once settled along its shores and built plantations up. Nowadays, the Tsiribihina directs its full dedication to tourism.


 

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