As early as 1927, Tsimanampesotse National Park was very interested in the “great family” of conservation and nature conservation. It was erected in the protected area as the 10th Malagasy Integral Natural Reserve and the first protected area in the province of Toliara and became a national park in 2002. In 1998, Tsimanampesotse Lake became the first Ramsar site for Madagascar. Land-based national park hosting the first RAMSAR site in Madagascar. Biodiversity with remarkable endemicity close to 75%. High and low xerophilous forest with mixed forest and coastal forest. An important wintering place for water birds such as pink flamingos. Change of lake color in the morning of the presence of lemon sulphate and white clay. Habitat of Geochelone radiata, endemic to the south and southwest of Madagascar and 5 of the 9 existing Coua species.


42 species of Herpetofauna, 3 species of lemurs, 2 diurnal and 1 nocturnal, 1 species of fish (Typhleotris madagascariensis) or blind fish, 4 species of bats, 112 species of birds, 3 species of carnivores Endemic Local, 9 species of micro mammals non-flying.


65 families, 185 species and 132 kinds listed

How to go there?

by the National road n°10, junction at Befana (South Betioky), then a distance of 102 km on a secondary road, practicable.

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