Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park or also called Stone Forest is a national park in Madagascar that is protected by UNESCO. Although it is called ‘forest’, in fact, Tsingy de Bemaraha only consists of a collection of sharp stones which are quite dangerous.
Entering this area, you are like being in a trap covering 250 square miles filled with pointed obelisk-like a jagged spear. According to some researchers, these taper-shaped stones are formed from raindrops that have flushed forest areas for hundreds of years.
At present this National Park is included in a world heritage site protected by UNESCO. But this park does not need a guard or high fence that surrounds this national park, because this park is already quite dangerous for humans so no one will destroy it.
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park is a Place Where Many Animals and Plants Living
At the top where the stones are pointed, there is almost no life. However, the lower part of it houses many plants and animals. There are many trees whose roots propagate long in this place. The mangrove forest there is also a place to live for wild birds and lemurs.
Biologists even refer to this region as a natural fortress; because no one has succeeded in mapping what is in it as a whole. Every time the expedition team explored the area, they always found new unique living things.
Given Stingy’s location in Madagascar, actually, this isn’t too surprising. About 90 percent of the species that exist in Madagascar are unique, so it is not impossible that we will see new things in a certain time span.
Access to Tsingy De Bemaraha is difficult
In this park, standing limestone rocks like a jagged spear. At present the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park can be accessed by both domestic and foreign tourists, but to get to this park is not easy.
You have to drive from the city of Morondava on the west coast of Madagascar to Tsingy de Bemaraha on a non-paved road, after that, you also have to ride a raft made of pirogue wood to cross two wide enough rivers.
The journey from the city of Morondava to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park you will be accompanied by typical views of Madaskar such as adidonia grandidieri baobab trees, typical plants in Madagascar. At sunset, these trees form a beautiful silhouette for you to enjoy.
After completing the second crossing, you will arrive at the last small village, Bekopaka village, where there are many guides who can take you to Tsingy de Bemaraha Park. Climbing the rocks at Tsingy is not easy, you have to wear complete climbing gear and start climbing rocks that stand tall.
It takes about three hours to get to the top of the Tsingy de Bemaraha rocks, but the difficulty spent is comparable to the adventure experience gained.
After knowing the facts above, surely you are tempted to visit the place if you are a lover of extreme tourism. Tsingy De Bemaraha National Park is indeed very beautiful, but you also still have to be careful when visiting there.