The Stone Forest of Madagascar

Tsingy de Bemaraha is a Strict Nature Reserve located in Madagascar island, covering approximately 152 000 hectares. It was based in 1927 near the western coast of the island to protect rare animals (indris, some lemur populations, etc.) and unique karst limestone formations.

Tsingy has a karst origin and was formed as a result of erosion. Water and acid rains eroding chalk beds, led to forming limestone needles with a height up to 50 metres.

Most of the park looks like incredible limestone pinnacles. The Madagasses call them “tsingy” which means “to tiptoe”. It is explicable, Tsingy de Bemaraha consists of difficult rocky labyrinths, where one must walk very carefully.

The park is divided into two parts – Little Tsingy and Great Tsingy.  Little Tsingy located next to the park entrance and Great Tsingy is 17 kilometres away from the Little.

The Manambolo river floats through the picturesque landscape of the canyon. Virgin tropical deciduous forests with its incredible creatures grow on the Tsingy de Bemaraha area 

Tsingy de Bemaraha is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.