Bemaraha National Park

The Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park is a national park located in Melaky Region, northwest Madagascar. The national park centres on two geological formations, the Great Tsingy and the Little Tsingy. Bemaraha National Park is situated in the Melaky region which is in the central west of Madagascar; it’s approximately 300km from Antananarivo. The park covers over an area of 157,710ha; the length of the park is estimated to be 100km from north to south and a width of 10 to 40km from east to west.

The southern part with an area of 72,340ha is protected as a national park forming the Bemaraha. The park is bounded to the east by steep cliffs and to the west by gentle a slope which forms the best scenic view around hence being an attractive feature. The southern part of the park is full of pinnacles and to access the area is extremely difficult, this is clear that there are wood walks which eases walking through inform of canopy walks.

The caustic massif of Bemaraha offers a variety of natural habitats with many different ecosystems, elephant foot plants which are only endemic to this park can be observed as one crosses the bridges through the canopy walks and at the same time watching the jugged rock plains, bushy xerophytes vegetation on the Tsingy which is a lime stone plateau area and wooded or grassy savannah are also nice to see before leaving the park.

The park is home to lemurs, terrestrial and aquatic birds, bats, amphibians, reptiles, endemic mammals and at least 650 plant species. This has attracted many tourists to visit the place due to its endemic nature with most of the species being only found here.