Specificity of the Park
Terrestrial National Reserve World Heritage listed Tsingy landscape of different forms where lemurs, terrestrial and aquatic birds, bats, amphibians, reptiles, endemic mammals and a flora of more than 650 species of plants are listed.
It constitutes a water tower for the entire downstream part of the Bemaraha plateau, especially at the Manambolomaty complex, which is one of Madagascar’s three RAMSAR sites, and at the rice granary in the region.
How to get there
• Antananarivo – Morondava: 600km. Then Morondava – Belo on Tsiribihina – Bekopaka (South entrance of the park): 200km in
track earth, accessible from May to November. 4X4s are recommended for this section of 8h of road with at least
1h ferry crossing on the river Tsiribihina (100 km north of Morondava).
• Antsalova – Bekopaka: secondary road of 100km, accessible from May to November for 4h of road in 4X4.
The landscapes of Bemaraha National Park
Limestone rocks formed by a deposit of dead fossils and shells under the sea 200 million years ago, and subsequently shaped by rain water 5 million years ago, the Tsingy offer one the most spectacular landscapes of the Big Island.
Fauna of Bemaraha Park
376 species including 3 species of insectivores, 5 species of Rodentes, 16 species of bats, 4 species of carnivores, 11 species of primates, 1 species of ungulates, 103 species of birds, 84 species of reptiles, 34 species of amphibians and 112 species of Rhopalocerans.
Flores of Bemaraha Park
833 species including 817 species of Angiosperms and 16 species of Pteridophytes.
Bemamba lake, obtained by the ecological function of the Antsingy forest, which reuses rainwater and filters it gradually throughout the year, is the largest source of water in the region. Rivers and rivers are also fed by this forest cover on limestone plateau. The streams draining the Antsingy are permanent streams.
Location of the Park
GPS: between 44 ° 34 ‘to 44 ° 57’ east longitude and 18 ° 12 ‘to 19 ° 09’ south latitude.
The Bemaraha National Park is located in the Center – West of Madagascar, in the Melaky Region.
157,710 ha with 100 km long from North to South and 10 to 40 km wide from East to West
Ideal time for the visit
May to November
Visiting hours: 6:30 am to 4:30 pm – Ticket sales outlets in the park: Andadoany welcome desk – Shoulder harness required for any Tsingy visit
In 1927, thanks to the biological, geological and archaeological features of Antsingy, it was classified as an Integral Natural Reserve No. 9. It is declared World Heritage Site of UNESCO in 1990 and National Cultural Heritage in 1991, part of the Reserve was changed from status to National Park in August 1997.
Heteroclite but with a majority Sakalava which is an ethnic group with a conservative nature nature by regulations of the rational use of biodiversity through the “Fady” .Heteroclite but majority Sakalava which is an ethnic group with a conservative character of the nature by regulations of the rational use of biodiversity through the “Fady”.