Nature Reserve Tsingy du Bemaraha located on the west coast of Madagascar, and is famous for their amazing stone forest. The reserve area is of 666 square kilometers and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The landscapes here are fascinating – the giant rock, and preserved forests of mangrove trees, as well as many other miracles.
1. The reserve is a plateau consisting of the Stone Forest karst sharp spiers formed during erosion of the softer limestone.
2. Tsinzhi stone pillars rise to a height of 70 meters of their vertices are not covered by any vegetation and sharp as a razor.
3. At lower altitudes can contemplate a particularly tenacious roots of shrubs and plants.
4. A forest of karst peaks of up to 50 meters, is the safest place in the home to unique nature of white lemurs.
6. The word “tsinzhi” in the local dialect of the Malagasy is the description of karst badlands of Madagascar. In English it is translated as “a place where you can not go barefoot.”
7. In the lower reaches of this wreath of forest canyons and limestone caves raging huge variety of flora and fauna, with many rare animals and plants, many of which are only found in Madagascar
8. In 1990, this unique place has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and on the island Tsingy de Bemaraha became a national nature reserve in 1927.
9. From the plateau adjacent to the picturesque canyon and the river flowing through it Manambolo. Rare and endangered species of birds and lemurs found their refuge in the mangroves growing on the banks of pristine lakes and rivers flowing into it.
10. Reserve Tsingy de Bemaraha covers an area of 152 hectares and is the largest protected area in Madagascar.
11. The age of this unusual nature of the created space – about a million years.
12. Some parts of the nature reserve was opened to tourists in 1998 alone, and some are closed to the present time.
13. The unusual beauty of the Stone Forest, visitors can enjoy climbing on top, using climbing equipment, or lookouts. No other options.
14. Local residents say that throughout the vast territory of the reserve Their is not a single smooth piece of land.
15. This landscape is available only for humans, but it helps to survive the rare species of plants and animals, especially lemurs that live here in large numbers.