Bemaraha

Tsingy de Bemaraha is one of Madagascar's newest parks -- it was opened to the public only in 1998. The 152,000ha Bemaraha is best known for its tsingy -- sharp limestone pinnacles that may reach 150 feet in height. Cut through the tsingy are canyons and gorges full of rich fauna and flora.

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)

Area: 157,710

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

Elevation:

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.

FAUNA
Birds: 140
Reptiles: 50
Frogs: 13
   Lemurs: 11
   Carnivores: 2
Lemur species:

FLORA:

Species: 650

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.




MAP/Satellite Picture



Tsingy de Bemaraha:    Index | Manambolo canyon

PHOTOS


tsingy forest (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Limestone tsingy (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Dragonfly tsingy canyon (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Manambolo river at Bekopaka (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



rhett tsingy bridge (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Tata in tsingy (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Sunset at Bekopaka (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Tsingy stairs (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Bekopaka village; canoe boy (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Madagascar iguanid (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Flatid leaf bug nymphs; tree trunk (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Petite tsingy (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Orange flower found at the Petite tsingy (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Lepilemur edwardsi lemur (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Furcifer oustaleti chameleon (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Limestone tsingy (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Baby Furcifer oustaleti



Giant coua (Cuoa gigas) (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Asio madagascariensis owl



Madagascar paradise flycatcher (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



tsingy from above (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Flatid leaf bug nymphs; tree trunk



Rope bridge across canyon (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



petite tsingy ladder (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Limestone tsingy (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Limestone tsingy (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Pink and green grasshopper at the petite tsingy



Urania riphaeus moth



Red-fronted brown lemur



Mother Decken's sifaka with baby on her back (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Mimophis mahafaliensis snake (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Phromnia rosea nymphs on tree trunk (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Oplurus cuvieri iguana (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



4x4 driving in Madagascar (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Phelsuma madagascariensis (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Tata in forest (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Tata guide a tsingy de bemaraha (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Phelsuma gecko (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Furcifer oustaleti chameleon at Bekopaka (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Madagascar iguana (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Giant coua (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Sunset at Bekopaka (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Eulemur fulvus rufus



Sunset at Bekopaka (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



petite tsingy orange flowers (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Cauliflorous fruit (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Propithecus verreauxi deckenii lemur (Tsingy de Bemaraha)



Frog in shower (Tsingy de Bemaraha)


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