Stone Forest in Madagascar
Natural Reserve Zingzhi-du Bimaraha, created in 1927 for the protection of unique karst landscapes and various types of lemurs, is located on the west coast of Island State Madagascar.
The area of the reserve is 666 square kilometers and is part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Landscapes here are just fascinating – giant rocks, and the preserved forests of mangrove trees, as well as many other wonders.
A significant part of this reserve is the ridge of limestone teeth. This is the same "Stone Forest" Madagascar.
The name of this reserve translated from Malagasy sounds like "walking on tiptoe". Looking at a unique carcass landscape, you understand that another way to promote the reserve here is inappropriate. Forming the famous Stone Forest dark gray and yellow karst limestone rocks were formed under the influence of normal erosion. Over the years, water and acid rains have corrupted the surface of limestone reservoirs, forming this extraordinary natural beauty. Instead of ordinary mountains in the sky, frequisites are watched from pointed stone needles. In some places, their height reaches fifty meters. Rare species of trees grow between them, on which the same rare representatives of the animal species live – snow-white lemurs, and fly no less rare species of birds.
On the unusual beauty of the stone forest, tourists can admire, having risen on tops with the help of climbing equipment, or from sightseeings. There are no other options. Locals say that in all the vast territory of the reserve there is not a single level bar of the earth. This landscape is not available only for a person, but helps to survive rare species of plants and animals, especially lemurs who live here in large quantities. Small agile animals look very strange against the background of the surrounding harsh rocks.
According to the data on the territory of the reserve, 53 rare species of birds lives, six rather rare species of lemurs and eight types of reptiles. For tourists, a big impression will be swimming on a canoe on the monambolo river. In the southern part of the reserve there is a monambol gorge, in which the pristine nature has been preserved.