Image of The Week: Madagascar – The Tsaranoro Massif of Andringitra National Park

This weeks image was captured in the early morning, as the sun slowly began to illuminate the sheer vertical cliff face of the Tsaranoro Massif, on the outskirts of Madagascar’s ‘Andringitra National Park’ . The park is located in the South of the country and was a great place to relax for a few days after our little accident. We stayed at Camp Cata at the foot of Tsaranoro, and the views of the Massif were absolutely stunning.

The image you see here is basically what we saw each morning as we opened our tent. The area is abundant with many hikes and walks, and for the more adventurous there are several challenging climbing routes on this rock face. For those that are totally nuts, it’s also a world renowned base jumping site, although we didn’t see anyone  jump, there was a couple of para-gliders that would launch them selves from different vantage points each day. If you ever get to Madagascar, put Andringitra on you list as it was a terrific spot. Camp Catta was well run and served great food, and the whole area is extremely photogenic.

The Tsaranoro Massif of Andringitra National Park

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Andringitra’s Tsaranoro Massif Is Found At The Following Location



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  • Andi Perullo

    Ooooh great shot! I would LOVE to visit Madagascar. Definitely a photographer’s paradise I can only imagine. Did you see those cool looking trees when you were there? This pic almost looks like a close up of Uluru in Oz.

  • Jason

    Hey Andi, You should put Madagascar high on your list. I’ve seen my fare share of the world and it is one of the best countries I have ever visited. The people, the culture and the diverse landscape make up a great destination. I believe this has allot to do with the fact that Madagascar is not an easy (or cheap) destination to get to, so it has not had the footprint of mass tourism. Yeas it was an amazing place to take photographs and I have got a few nice ones.

    The tree’s you are referring to are the ancient baobab’s, with the biggest ones being situated in the west of the country. Due to it taking along time to travel anywhere in the country, and the West being difficult to get to, we chose a more central route to try and see a little more in the time we had.

    I will return to this country again one day, and will head straight for the west and the ‘Avenue of the Baobab’s’. This is the most photographed scene in Madagascar and deservingly so. Thanks for your comment.

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