Tsingy de Bemahara National Park features some of the most interesting landscapes on the planet and is composed of two different geological formations, the Grand Tsingy and the Little Tsingy.
Most people come to see tsingy — jagged, limestone pinnacles formed over centuries by the movement of wind and water.
The park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and at 66,630 hectares, is one of Madagascar’s largest and most spectacular areas.
But due to its remote location, the park isn’t an easy place to get to.
The easiest and less thrilling way is to get on a charter aircraft and fly there, but that takes part of the fun out of it and can be very expensive.
If you’re going to be traveling by car, you can follow the RN8 from Morondova until you reach Belo-sur-Tsiribihina.
Once there, continue heading north towards the village of Bekopaka and the park entrance, the trek will take about a day, passing by several villages (be sure to get a map as the roads are quite poor).
You can also reach the park by booking an expedition down the Manambolo River, which ends inside the park.
And if you want everything planned out for you, several tours are available such as this one from madagscar-tour-guide.com.
Once you’re at the park, there are several tour operators to choose from that offer planned activities, along with 4×4 rentals for serious exploring.
There is also a park office in the village of Bekopaka that can tell you how to participate in a wide range of activities.
Entry price for the park is Ar 25,000 for one day and Ar 37,000 for two.
The best (and only) time to visit the park is during the dry season from April to November — the park is inaccessible during the rainy season.
Additionally, the Grand Tsingy are only accessible between June-November.
If you’re looking to stay overnight, there are three camping spots within the park (two on the north shore and one in the south).
There are also several lodges in the area that can accommodate a variety of budgets.