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Suspension Bridges

Rope bridges of Tsingy de Bemaraha and Tsingy of Ankarana National Parks are ranked among the most dangerous footpaths found in the world

Suspension Bridges in Madagascar 2020 - Best Time
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Ever wanted to repeat Indiana Jones' bridge stunt in the Temple of Doom? The stone forests of Tsingy with their breathtaking rope bridges, that hang above knife-sharp limestone pinnacles, will give you that feeling.

Monkey Bridge in the Tsingy of Ankarana 2020
Monkey Bridge in the Tsingy of Ankarana

In a picture or a video they may not look especially scary, but crossing them in reality is way more dramatic. Imagine that you're in the middle of your way, and it starts rocking, while you see the crevice studded with sharp limestones. It can send shivers down your spine.

Rope Bridge in the Tsingy of Ankarana 2020
Rope Bridge in the Tsingy of Ankarana

But don't worry, dozens of people safely cross these bridges every day. At the same time, they are still featured in the list of world's most dangerous footpaths, so don't be too careless.

Rope Bridge in the Tsingy of Ankarana 2020
Rope Bridge in the Tsingy of Ankarana

National Parks are accessible only during dry season between May and November. To be completely sure that you can easily access all areas of the park, including the Grand Tsingy area in the Tsingy de Bemaraha, we recommend visiting rope bridges between June and October.