The reserve with the name Bezaha Mahafaly lies in the southwest of the island Madagascar and is located about 35 kilometers from Betioky. The reserve is about forty square kilometers and has vegetation consisting of Dry forest and sub-arid thorn forest exists. Today the reserve is managed by ANGAP in cooperation with American universities. The great touristic potential inherent in this special reserve is difficult accessibility The route is still blocked, but those who are prepared to take on a few minor hardships will be rewarded many times over in Bezaha Mahafaly.
Like many places in southern Madagascar, temperatures in Bezaha Mahafaly can easily exceed the 40°C mark, with the Dry season from April to December lasts. Accordingly, a sufficient water supply is the most important basis for an extensive exploration of the reserve. In addition, you should definitely light clothing as well as headgear bring with them. Bezaha Mahafaly can be explored mainly in the dry season, as the reserve is not accessible in the months from December to March due to the rainy season. The tours through the reserve are not very demanding, apart from the temperatures, because the Paths well laid out and are very well maintained. In addition, there is an outstanding botanical garden, where the fauna of the nature reserve can be examined in the best way. 21 different species of mammals live in Bezaha Mahafaly. Two diurnal and three nocturnal lemur species are among them. In addition, you can see in the reserve up to 100 different bird species among which the rare Madagascar Sparrowhawk is certainly one of the highlights. 40 different species of reptiles are also at home in Bezaha Mahafaly. Iguanas, ray-turtles, rare geckos and also snakes, which fortunately are absolutely harmless to humans, can be seen at the Trip to the reserve also encounter.