Protected area status: Special reserve
Year established: 1966
General location: northwestern Madagascar
Location and Access: 50 kilometers south of Soalala; relatively inaccessible do to poor roads and adverse conditions with rain
Climate: Seasonal dry forest; the dry season lasts roughly 7 months, while the rainy season lasts 5 months
Average temperature: 27°C
Precipitation: 116 cm
Description: Namoroka is known for its tsingy formations, though it also has rich wildlife.
ANGAP classifies ecosystems in Namoroka as follows;
Dominant ethnic group(s):
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Additional notes: Experiences moderate winds all year long
Pictures on this site were taken with a Konica Minolta
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