Nature reserve in Madagascar is a 'devil's obstacle course'

The Devil's Obstacle Course

Welcome to Madagascar, home of the Tsingy de Bemaraha Nature Reserve, one of the most inaccessible places on Earth. To quote "Men's Journal," a trek into the rugged nature reserve is a "made-to-order trip for one-percenters."

In the local language, the name for the place means "where one cannot walk barefoot." It's easy to see why the reserve has thousands of acres of what one adventurer called a "no man's land -- a devil's obstacle course." The rock formations there are unlike any he'd ever seen.

It's an endless expanse of jagged limestone landscape -- with razor-sharp rocks and spires jutting off in all directions. A place so difficult to reach and explore, that it's been said fewer people have penetrated it than have been on the moon.

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Beautiful view on the unique geography at the Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve in Madagascar
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar, Unesco World Heritage (Photo credit: Alamy)
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red karst limestone formation, Madagascar, Nationalpark Tsingy de Bemaraha, Tsingy (Photo credit: Alamy)
red karst limestone formation, Madagascar, Nationalpark Tsingy de Bemaraha, Tsingy (Photo credit: Alamy)
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar, Unesco World Heritage (Photo credit: Alamy)
Rock climber woman crossing a hanging bridge, Tsingy de Bemaraha national park, Bekopaka, Majunga province, Madagascar (Photo credit: Alamy)
Africa, Madagascar, Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park. The forest along the Manambolo river is really thick and wild. (Photo credit: Alamy)
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