Off Piste: Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

A 600-mile labyrinth of towering limestone in Madagascar's otherworldly forest

by Kelly Phillips Badal The amount of Jurassic-era limestone rising above the trees of western Madagascar’s Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park—hundreds of miles worth of jagged rock—gives the landscape the look of a formidable fortress. Lofty spires, twisted pinnacles and narrow ridges of razor-sharp stones reach up to 150 feet in the air, with deep crevices and caves interlaid within. The world’s largest stone forest …