Visitors can look for Decken's sifaka, red-fronted brown lemurs, and the critically endangered Madagascar fish eagle.
The Manambola river canyon which forms the southern boundary of the park is magnificent.
Province: Mahajanga (Majunga)
Protected area status: National park
Year established: 1990
General location: Western
Location and Access: A 4 hour drive north from Morondava
Climate: Dry deciduous forest
Average temperature: 25-28°C
Precipitation: 100-150 cm
Description: This UNESCO World Heritage site is divided into two parts: Integrated Nature Reserve and National Park. Bemaraha is famous for its limestone tsingy formations intersected by deciduous forests in the western half of the park. The eastern half of Bemaraha features mixed savanna, deciduous forests, and marshy habitats.
Dominant ethnic group(s): Sakalava
Official web page
Additional notes: One dry season from 6 to 7 months (May at October)
Tsingy de Bemaraha was the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Madagascar.
Tsingy de Bemaraha is one of the hottest parts of Madagascar so bring sun protection.
Tsingy de Bemaraha: Index | Manambolo canyon
Pictures on this site were taken with a Konica Minolta
WildMadagascar.org aims to raise interest in Madagascar, a land of cultural and biological richness
You can help support wildmadagascar.org by using this link to buy from Amazon.com.
Photos: periodic closure of fishing grounds boosts octopuses and helps coastal communities
(06/17/2015) For communities that depend on fishing for their livelihoods, fishing bans as a way to conserve marine life are not always popular. But some villages in southwest Madagascar seem to have hit upon a strategy to reap economic gains from bans. Temporarily closing down portions of their octopus-fishing areas every year not only helps villages revive declining octopus populations, but also generates more income for fishermen and fisherwomen, according to a new study.
Up to 11 stunningly colorful chameleon species discovered in Madagascar
(05/26/2015) The panther chameleon, a lizard prized in the pet trade for its remarkable color changing abilities, may actually represent 11 different species, report researchers writing in the journal Molecular Ecology. Analyzing the genetics of more than 300 individual panther chameleons, Swiss and Malagasy researchers make a case that different color morphs of Furcifer pardalis may be distinct species.
home | photos index | search | about | contact
Unless otherwise noted, all content and images are the property of Rhett Butler, content copyright 2004-2008.
All rights reserved.