Welcome to Manambolo River
The descent of the Manambolo River is a quieter alternative to the better-known Tsiribihina River, although things are changing. Journeys begin at Ankavandra, a remote village west of Antananarivo and Tsiroanomandidy – to reach the starting point, it's a very long 4WD journey from the capital. Once on the river, it generally takes three days to reach Bekopaka, the gateway town to the Parc National des Tsingy de Bemaraha. The final stretch of the descent passes through the Manambolo Gorge, a gorgeous, broad canyon walled by red limestone cliffs.