Visit Bezaha Mahafaly Park

Bezaha Mahafaly Park is on the National Road 7 from Antananarivo to Andranovory, then branch off to the National Road 10. Then take the road to Betioky-South, at Betioky-South is the fork to Bezaha Mahafaly.
Bezaha Mahafaly Special Reserve is part of the protected area network of Madagascar. Created in 1986, it covers an area of 600 hectares and consists of two plots 10 km apart. The special reserve contains more than a hundred species of birds such as Vanga and Nextonie Archbold. You will also find visible amphibians, and also important an colony of maki (lemur catta, sifaka). During a nocturnal visit, we can discover the gray micobium and lemurs. The park includes 350 species of flora and fauna that are listed, such as girocarpus americanus, pachypodium geayii, cedrelopsis graveii.
The national park of Bezaha Mahafaly is crossed by the river Onilahy, which gives freshness and a beautiful view during the visit. And for information, Bezaha Mahafaly Park is a natural reserve but also a research centre, visitors can expect to see animals with research devices (necklaces, marking ...)
Tis article was featured in Prime Magazine February 2018

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When to go

The climate of Bezaha Mahafaly is semi-arid with average rainfall over 40 to 59 days, only 4 months in the year. The average annual temperature is 24.7 ° C. So a visit is permitted all year long.

How to get there

Take the regular flight of the airline Air Madagascar, Landing at Toliara Airport then transfer by car to the Special Reserve of Bezaha Mahafaly with a distance of 190 kms.

Where to stay

To stay, it is better to join Betioky Antsimo, and stay in quality hotels like Atlantis Madagascar, Anakao Ocean Lodge.

Where to eat

To eat the best is to eat at the hotel where you are staying; the Southwest specialities are at your door thanks to the specialties of the well known chefs.

What to see

In Betioky, do not forget to see the tombstones, topped with carved or painted funerary steles that can reach 12 m! Often located near the slopes or on promontories, they are surrounded by bush: aloe, baobab, thorny ...