The National park of Bemaraha is commonly called “the tsingy of Bemaraha” referring to the spectacular limestone. It encompasses the big and small tsingy. The whole protected area, designated a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1990, comprises a surface of 1.575 km² divided into the “Little Tsingy” and “Big Tsingy”. The reserve displays canyons, very rich fauna and flora. The rate of endemism is about 85%.
Visitors can spot 11 lemur species, including for Decken's sifaka, red-fronted brown lemur, fat-tailed dwarf lemur, grey mouse lemur or the Cleese's woolly lemur and the Sambirano lesser bamboo lemur. More than 100 bird species have been spotted in this area including the critically endangered Madagascar fish eagle and crested ibis, Madagascar wood-rail, giant coua or Coquerel´s coua. Regarding to the reptiles, there are 45 endemic species among which the Madagascar Iguana.
Few days are necessary to explore whole the area. One day tour is dedicated to the visit of Small and Big Tsingy. This circuit goes deep into the limestone forest passing through hanging bridges with the impressive karstic formations below your feet. The look down from the hanging bridge is spectacular and very good for photo souvenir.