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Tsingy de Bemaraha, Madagascar

Tsingy de Bemaraha

A UNESCO World Heritage Site of untouched wilderness. Discover the canyons by walking across canopy walkways and explore the river caves by pirogue.

This is one of the most remote and inaccessible parks in Madagascar (accessible only by a 10 hour drive from Morondava) but rightly considered one of the most dramatic and rewarding. Recently recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visitors come to see the razor sharp tsingy, that form the rock pinnacles through the park, with a network of trails that require a fair degree of agility.

Beautiful sunset view on the unique geography at the Tsingy de Bemaraha, Tsingy, Madagascar
Tsingy de Bemaraha, Madagascar

Why you should visit Tsingy

When not squeezing through fissures following the trail on the ground, or clambering up steps cut into the side of the rocks, those with a head for heights can see the park from a very different perspective by crossing the carefully constructed and well maintained walkways that span the pinnacles themselves to get a true sense of scale (this is one of the largest parks in Madagascar at 152,000 ha).

The imposing grey cliffs are dotted with splashes of green, as the weird and wonderful flora found here take hold, providing both habitat and food for a good number of lemurs and other wildlife. There is also the chance to explore the numerous river caves by pirogue, as a cooler alternative to the heat of the park.

The best time to travel to Tsingy is between August and December as they are the coolest and driest months.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Illona Cross

Born in a small South African town, I have always followed my passion for nature and discovery. After studying Nature Conservation in Pretoria, I was one of the first women to complete a very tough cadetship in the Natal Parks Board. It was here where I cut my teeth in African wildlife management. My desire to see more led me to work as a guide for AndBeyond, first in South Africa, then in Tanzania as the company expanded. Here, I lived and worked in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro, guiding and running safari camps.
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Chris Johnston

Having trekked through rainforests, searched for ancient tombs and been mistaken for a priest, Chris continues to travel the length and breadth of this beautiful, baffling country. Whilst many people consider Madagascar a wildlife destination, he finds the culture and landscapes just as captivating.
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