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Welcome to Boeny region! Northwest Madagascar is a sparsely populated region with the exception of Mahajanga (Majunga), which is also very little known, with an amazing variety of landscapes and ecosystems. Despite its relative inaccessibility, this region holds a rich mix of ethnic groups and features nature, wonders of extraordinary beauty, which can reward every visit. The dry season is particularly long.

Be ready for extraordinary wildlife expeditions in the little-known and rarely visited North-West. Let yourself to choose this region if you want to see the contrast between Madagascar’s famous tourism spots. During your stay, you will have the opportunity to meet lemurs, birds and other endemic species. Then enjoy the landscape offered by the Tsingy de Namoroka. Discover the Baly Bay National Park. Baly Bay is still little known to tourists but it will not stay long! Pristine beaches, bays, rocky stripes run along the calm sea, where there are ancient forests of the island. The back little-studied part of Madagascar confirms the features of the large island, combining the beauty of the marine environment and the beauty of the land with a lot of points, attracting interest to it.

Endemic wildlife, otherworldly flora, limestone pinnacles and the fusion of Malay and African culture into one, unique Malagasy identity – Northwest is no ordinary region. This Madagascar adventure and wildlife holiday explores the lesser explored North-West district. Look out for more lemur species in the Tsingy de Namoroka – a surreal landscape of razor-sharp limestone pinnacles.

Rich by a cultural heritage and exuberant vegetation, your stay in the North-West region promises to be unforgettable. The region is crossed by impressive mountains and plateaus, but also a savannah where you may see pleasant palm trees. As its inhabitants come from all over the world (Africa, Arabian Peninsula, India, Europe, Asia), it is a very cosmopolitan region. Don’t miss to admire the beauty of its beaches, with an always-sunny weather, and the whirlwind of landscapes, always more colorful than the others. If you are adventurous and longing for a really intimate and laid-back beach experience on a solitary, empty and fabulous coast line, you can opt to move to one of the luxury resorts north of Mahajanga - Nosy Saba Private Island, Bay of Moramba and Anjajavy peninsula, Les Terres Blanches - which are accessible only by boats or light aircrafts.

Many inhabitants of all origins cohabit there in peace and harmony, offering visitors an unforgettable stay. The smile of Malagasy people will not escape you and their warm hearts will make you sad when leaving their region, because during the journey you will have the opportunity to meet them and to know more about their way of life as Sakalava tribe of different kinds Menabe, Marambitsy and so on. At the Mahavavy delta, the fishermen’s villagers of the Ampitsopitsoka will warmly welcome you in the community.

Numerous land and sea activities are available - sport-fishing, photo-hunting, caving, diving, snorkeling and small cruising in the surrounding small islands, which are far from competing with those of the other areas of the island. Sailors’ hearts will prefer cruises in dinghies or in canoes so as to admire the sunlight lying on the ocher shores of Majunga. With a rich and varied fauna and flora, many possibilities of birding are available, especially in the new Ampitsopitsoka protected area of the Mahavavy-Kinkony Complex. You will also observe lemurs springing from branches to branches in the mangroves, or a few crocodiles like merged with the rock. For the most athletic, hiking, mountain biking or quad await you. Visit Majunga and its region as you wish. Finally, spend some days at leisure on the famous beaches of seaside of North-West - Nosy Saba Private Island, Antsanitia Beach, Bay of Moramba and Anjajavy peninsula, Analalava and Narinda Bay, Les Terres Blanches... You won’t get bored...

Best time to visit

jan feb mar apr may june july aug sept oct nov dec

Key attractions

Ankarafantsika National Park – “The kingdom of birds”

Ankarafantsika is the last refuge of several lemur and bird species, which makes the conservation of the Park so important.

The word itself means something like “thorny mountains”, which aims at the famous canyon of the park. Besides this, Ankarafantsika is called “the kingdom of birds“, because it offers various great possibilities to spot endemic birds. This major ecotourism site, and which covers more than 130 000 ha, is made up of several ecosystems: Ravelobe lake (60 ha) inhabited by herons and ducks, Ankarokaroka canyon and finally a dense dry semi-deciduous forest sheltering 129 species of birds of which 75 endemics, 8 species of lemurs, reptiles and batrachians. There are 11 very good maintained trails, which will enable a deep glimpse into the park’s ecosystems.

Ankarafantsika National Park, and especially the Ampijoroa area, is one of the best sites for first-time visitors to Madagascar. Accommodations are good and lemur-watching is easy. With a little bit of luck one can see all eight lemur species in an afternoon, an evening, and a morning. The mongoose lemur can sometimes be elusive, but only because it is very quiet, and it is important to have a knowledgeable guide to distinguish the two mouse lemur species which can easily be confused by beginning lemur-watchers. What is more, this is really the only site where one is likely to see Microcebus ravelobensis. Curious Coquerel’s sifakas (Propithecus coquereli) often come close to visitors, you can watch them easily and comfortable.

The Park is also one of Madagascar's finest birdwatching venues with 129 species (75 are endemic) such as the banded krestel, Rufous vanga, Van Dam´s vanga, Madagascar fish eagle. 10 frogs and 45 reptiles are found here, like Oustalett's, dwarf, horned and Rhinoceros chameleons, several vulnerable snakes, the extremely rare Madagascar big-headed turtle and even crocodiles around the lake.

The flora is rich as well. More than 800 species grow in Ankarafantsika National Park, with a high rate of endemism. Some significant species are the Cedrelopsis grevei, an odorous medicinal tree used, baobabs, palisander, wild vanilla, retendrika, crocodile tree, lohavato or the sakoanala tree, all of them endemic.

The Ampijoroa area within Ankarafantsika is also the site of the world’s most important captive breeding project for endangered Madagascar turtles and tortoises, including the ploughshare tortoise or angonoka (Asterochelys yniphora), the flat-tailed tortoise or kapidolo (Pyxis planicauda), and the Madagascar big-headed sideneck turtle or rere (Erymnochelys madagascariensis). The ploughshare tortoise is one of the most critically endangered tortoises in the world, and this is presently the only breeding site for it outside its natural range.

To learn to know the national park, we recommend to stay least two days. During these two days, you and your personal guide will hike and visit this beautiful park as much as possible since it’s huge and has different circuits.

You will see all the most important thing in the park, including such as: the great Lavaka of Ankarokaroka - a unique moon-like landscape, the result of massive erosion in the canyon (his circuit is especially striking at sunset); panoramic view on the Lavaka of Ankarokaroka formation and waterfall;

the Pachypodium Circuit - you discover the beautiful pachypodium plant with its yellow flowers that has adapted well to the dry region of Madagascar. It is typically found in sandy areas or environments in very dry climate in the deep south;

the Baobab Extension Circuit - this circuit starts at Lake Ravelobe, crosses secondary forest dominated by Raplafarinifera - Sandbox trees (Hura crepitans) which seeds are dispersed by fruit bursting - before reaching the majestic baobabs (Adansonia madagascariensis) which are endemic to Ankarafantsika. Birds: flycatcher, Madagascar magpie-robin, Madagascar bulbul, drongo. Reptiles: chameleons, snakes, lizards. Panoramic view of Lake Ravelobe with the opportunity to cross the suspension bridge;

Sailing on the Lake Ravelobe - Boat safari on the quiet, 60 ha large Lake Ravelobe. Nile crocodiles. Birds: osprey, herons, egrets, jacanas, morhens, Glossy ibis, African darter, wild ducks. Various aquatic plants).

2 Night walks. The Night walk is a highlight of the Park. Insight into the world of smaller nocturnal mammals, birds and chameleons at night (Grey mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus), Golden-brown mouse lemur (Microcebus ravelobensis), Milne-Edwards's sportive lemur (Lepilemur edwardsi).

Watch more photos about Ankarafantsika National Park here.

Baly Bay (Baie de Baly) National Park – the extraordinary beauty of the wildnature

Discover the Baly bay. Baly Bay is still little known to tourists but will not stay long!

The name of the Bay of Baly, Eastern-sounding, evokes unknown myths. The place has nothing of mythical, If the extraordinary beauty of the wild and secular nature that prevails. Rare are the rich sites of such diversity with landscapes to cut the breath and an incredible rare wildlife and endangered.

The Baly Bay (Baie de Baly) National Park comprises a total surface of 58 km². It was created in 1997 and identified as an Important Bird Area in 1999.

The Park is very rich in terms of biodiversity since it includes both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, such as dense dry forests, mangroves, rivers and lakes, white-sand beaches, dunes and impressive coral reefs.

The main attraction of the park is the extremely rare and endangered ploughshare tortoise (locally known as angonoka), he largest of the four endemic tortoises found in Madagascar, which is endemic to the park. Nowadays there are just 2000 individuals living in the wild.

From the floristic point of view, the Bay of Baly is a rare variety with its impressive dense forest and dry, Shaggy his thicket vegetation, its mangrove which runs such a green carpet in front of the sea...

Furthermore there are 13 mammal species, among them 8 of lemur, such as the Decken’s sifaka and the western bamboo lemurs, which share their habitat with 120 bird species and more than 35 reptiles, such as chameleons and terrestrial tortoises.

Green, hawksbill, Madagascar big-headed and loggerhead turtles lay their eggs on the beaches, whilst dolphins and dugongs swim in the swallow bay waters. With a little luck, the mysterious dugong will be at the rendezvous of divers during their explorations.

More than 50 water bird species have been observed in the park, being five of them extremely endangered. The rare fish eagle, several heron species, sacred ibises, plovers and pink and greater flamingos are common sights in the park.

Discovery circuits, idyllic beaches, scuba diving in the coral reefs...

Come and you'll see! Local cultures and stories of local people are also very interesting out there! Ancestor worship is very much alive in the region with the ceremonies as "Fanompoana" (annual) during which offerings are placed on the royal tombs, or "Fitampoha" (every 5 or 7 years) characterized by immersing relics in large rivers.

Watch more photos about Baly Bay (Baie de Baly) National Park here.

Antsanitia beach – a real ecotourism destination

To shift from a classic holiday place to a real ecotourism destination, Majunga focused on promoting new sites and especially Antsanitia. 30km north of Mahajanga are authentic fishing villages on the edge of a huge unspoiled beach. The site allows you to take full advantage of the wilderness area: canoeing, catamaran, the Morira river, discovery of a mangrove inhabited by birds, walks in small forest massifs and their endemic fauna (lemurs, chameleons ...), hiking through the savannah punctuated by majestic "satrana" (palm trees) and crossing villages, traditional fishing or "sportive"...  The sea is king there. Add ecotourism to the picture, with the Morira River trip, the river’s mangroves and the discovery of endemic medicinal plants, with the participation of local villagers.

Antsanitia beach it is ideal starting point for "whale safaris" from July to October.

Enjoy the sea at your feet. Swimming on the beach presents no risks. Our team wishes you a pleasant stay in North-West of Madagascar. Discover the small fishing villages of Malagasy life, wildlife and wild flora…

Everything is designed for your rest and well-being: delicious food from the products of daily fishing and local cultures, massages with essential oils, long walks on the white sand beach and swimming at sunset.

Being well aware that the menu matters in terms of preserving biodiversity of Madagascar, Chef emphasizes dishes made with organic grown products manufactured in an environmentally responsible way. Strong relationships have been established with local producers: breeders, fishermen and farmers, many professionals who are using valuable, eco-friendly expertise. All dishes are homemade: pastries, jam, ice cream, etc. Discover Madagascar’s specialties.

Your bartender will show you delicious cocktails, Madagascar’s specialties! A wide choice of soft and hard drinks.

The village of Antsanitia has remained very close to its ancestral traditions. The ethnic group of the region is Sakalava, the village chiefs are at your disposal. Go with them and discover the activities, the Malagasy way of life and the inhabitants of this little piece of paradise on the Indian Ocean. Here you will find untouched and pristine landscapes of striking beauty. The men and women who populate this incredible country will come to meet you and you will discover their traditions and way of life. Whale watching, whales, lemurs or crocodiles will be on your way. You will dive in warm waters, explore natural sites or sail in Mahajunga, a hectic and colorful city. The whole world is offered to you during your stay: go to its discovery and let you surprise.

Discover Malagasy life thanks to the numerous activities proposed by NDAO-i-Travel. Enjoy these... experiences:

*Take our excursion "Immersion in the country of Sakalava. The Morira river". Guided tour of the lakes, baobabs, the crocodiles and lemurs. This authentic and wild site, in the heart of the "bush", is ideally reachable by the coast;

*Scouting nightlife «Mahajanga by night». Mahajanga is well known for its lively nightlife. A really exciting nightlife that will help you to immerse in the picturesque local customs! (alcohol abuse is dangerous);

*Discovery the Sacred lake of Mangatsa. This sacred lake with transparent waters is the home of some of the biggest goldfish you will ever see. Lake Mangatsa is a sacred place and even politicians come usually here to seek the advice of the ancestors;

*Coastal hiking. Crossing the Morira estuary by motorboat. Visiting the mangrove to reach the natural pool of Ankorokobe. Walking through the forest to the cultures and village of Manaribe (Lemurs). Visit of the swampy plain of Ampombifaly (wild ducks). A shaded picnic on the beach for (a local seafood and drinks), swimming, a relaxation, a nap;

*Charming walk in zebu cart;

*Cruise on a catamaran. Coastal sailing to the fishing village of Sarondrano, with trolling. Visit of the red circus of Ankomany or tour of the lakes to the estuary of the Mahamavo (next to the small fishing village of Ampasimariny if favorable tide). Picnic (local seafood). You can customize this cruise as you wish.

You will enjoy the laidback atmosphere, the adorable locals that have known to keep the authenticity of an ancestral way of life. It is also here that pirogues and large wooden boats are built. Canoes are propelled using paddles; some also deploy a rectangular sail when there are winds. Sakalava are avid fishers, who use outrigger canoes of the same design as those used by proto-Malagasy when they made their voyages across the Indian Ocean.

Free time depending on your wishes. Walks, relaxation, beaches, bathing... and an idleness. Enjoy these... *snorkeling; *diving; *underwater fishing; *traditional fishing; *trolling; *kayaking; *two petanque courts are available; *we also organize beach volleyball tournaments.

Watch more photos about Antsanitia beach here.

Moramba Bay. A fragile paradise and the kingdom of baobabs

The is a magical place. It's too wonderful. The northwest coast of Madagascar is a succession of bays with limpid waters, bordering one of the wildest regions of the great country. One of the most spectacular and less known of them is certainly the Bay of Moramba.

Bay of Maromba is part of unique and magical places where the beauty of nature is breathtaking. It is one of the most beautiful natural sites in Madagascar. It is home to a unique fauna and flora. Inaccessible and covered with vegetation, the rocky islets are a sanctuary for many endemic plant and animal species. Wet at the foot of a small islet covered with majestic baobabs, pachypodiums.... What a lovely area with its mini-lava encrusted islands, numerous baobab trees, white-black maki-maki’s (what we’re now calling lemurs these days!), parrots (noisy), eagles fishermen and egrets.

It is one of the few places where the Baobabs grow along the sea and even on the islets that dot the bay. In places the Baobabs grow out of the rock face and then turn upwards, the rock formations have to be seen to be believed, and there are rock bridges and caves all over the place.

The semi-arid vegetation of the west coast covers its banks, and the mangrove plays its role of nursery of the sea, sheltered from the predators. When the sea rises, the islets offer a maze of corals for a stroll underwater. A small corner of paradise, with some islands that resemble of the Ha Long Bay in Vietnam.

The coast which is deserted save one or two fishing villages and two private houses. The rest of the coastline is wild and untouched with beaches covered in ghost crabs, tiny coves with white sand, islands covered in lush vegetation and tall baobab trees and rocky outcrops where you may see the Madagascar fish eagle.

One of our favourite stops on the Madagascar coast is Bay of Maromba. It is a pleasant anchorage and fascinating place to explore. The bay itself is largely uninhabited and you will enjoy solitary walks on the beaches. If ever cruising along the Madagascar coast, Bay of Moramba is well worth the visit.

But this end of the world is no longer quite one. At the entrance of the bay, a hatchery of shrimps was born. A little further south in Anjajavy, a luxury hotel was built a few years ago. Opposite, a French film producer built the house of his dreams. On the heights, a plantation of cashew trees with impeccably aligned trees extends near a village. Such a site could not remain long apart from the modernity...

Deserted beaches, baobab trees perched on the sea, mangroves and wild forests: this is the paradise on earth of producer Charles Gassot. He built his guest house in the northwest of the island, away from men and closer to nature. A region to discover as an explorer. Not the shadow of a hut or a path. Kilometers of deserted beaches interrupted by a circus of twisted cliffs: the famous tsingys of Madagascar, born of erosion and the advance of the sea, which draw an ocher-colored amphitheater.

Fifteen years ago, this small community of fishermen in bay had only a few families living in shacks on the beach. It is the time when the French producer Charles Gassot discovered the peninsula: "A violent beauty, I wanted to leave everything for her." For months he flew over it, traveled on foot or In helicopter, until he decides to replay with pleasure a remake of the Savage by building his house there. Fifteen years of titanic work, life in the manner of an adventure, and scaffolding jostled more than once by storms.

Today, the colonial-style mansion seems to have stood for centuries facing the ocean, coiled up between two coves, one facing the west and the other facing the east. In the rooms open to the four winds, the blinds hide Murano chandeliers, Art Deco wash basins and Seville tiles. The gardens rustle with innumerable birds, attracted by plantations of orange trees, combavas, frangipani, cashew trees, ylang-ylangs, coconut and mango trees, protected by acacia and flamboyant alleys. Far from everything, here live in autonomy: solar panels and wind turbines for the current, vegetables and herbs from kitchen-garden for the kitchen.

From this belvedere one sees the Bay of Moramba and more to the east, the mangrove scarves that sink into the land. The house is a unique starting point to discover the north-west of Madagascar, a little-known region that has remained untouched by development and tourism. Infinite arpents of almost virgin lands to discover by boat and buggy, accompanied by strident hordes of crickets and clouds of butterflies. "I've been exploring the region for years. There is only nature, nothing else, and yet I still feel the same emotion, "confides Charles Gassot. In the heart of the dry bush awaiting the first rains, hide the massifs of primary forest that shelter peaceful families of lemurs. One crosses zebus, one spans chameleons, one meets sometimes some gleaming snakes, but never other visitors.

Only a few birds of prey and the discreet slip of boats with Latin sails disturb the silence. It is especially the kingdom of baobabs. Majestic, clinging to the limestone islets, bulging trunks and raised arms, they lean over the waves and seem to keep the entrance of mysterious caves. A fragile paradise that Charles Gassot hopes to be classified as a World Heritage Site by Unesco. More inland, it is by canoe and rowing that one crosses the first interlacing of the mangrove, thick, fat and vigorous.

A freshwater Amazon, rustling with parrots. The mangrove bushes penetrate the land, creating labyrinths with brackish waters. The mud is full of small crabs, easy to catch. From the beach, at the foot of the house, there are colonies of fishing eagles watching for marlins, swordfish or tunas which waters abound. Scuba diving and deep-sea fishing, a traditional fishing, or long-line fishing are organized on request. Sometimes, whales during the peak season of the loves pass off and let themselves follow a few hundred meters. But the real stars of the shore are the sea turtles that come to lay here every year.

Watch more photos about Bay of Moramba here.

Sea Resort Analalava

At the extreme North of Majunga, at the entrance of the superb Bay of Narinda, Analalava is the prototype of a place which owes its accessibility to dhows. The resort town of Analalava is the gateway to such pearls of Madagascar as Nosy Lava, Sahamalaza Îles Radama National Park, Bay of Narinda.

Analalava also consists of the Loza River and its tributary streams, the mangroves and the lost villages, so many in vain ignore these places where ecotourism could be promoted.

The sea has much to offer, from cruises to big game fishing, to diving and most important, Nosy Lava at 12 kilometers, one of the most beautiful islands in Madagascar, still unknown. Let's not forget Nosy Saba, just a few kilometers North of Nosy Lava, and its beautiful ecolodge where you can relax, have a glimpse of the very rare blue-eyed lemurs, enjoy many sports activities or go for excursions in the Sahamalaza Biosphere reserve.

Narinda Bay. Mushroom islands and big fishing

These limestone mushrooms, crowned with vegetation, scattered in front of Narinda Bay. They are the result of tectonic movements and climate changes that have changed the level of the Mozambique Canal over millennia. When the low tide discovers their base evasive, it is rock masses. Seem they to be in unstable equilibrium, resting on a fragile foot covered with oyster layers. They have the same origin as the tsingy, the famous stone needles that are found in various places of the North and West Malagasy, calcareous formations eroded chemically by the rains. A fishing eagle, the emblematic ankoay sometimes hovering at the above the islets, adding a little magic to the landscape.

This is The kingdom of the fishing eagle. The bays of the North West, their rocky promontories and their translucent waters are the kingdom of one of the rarest raptors in the world. Total is estimated at a hundred couples his observation is both a matter of luck and patience does not pass unnoticed, measure so centimeters of the heads and the span of its wings deployees can reach two meters. One fish that enters its field of vision has little chance of escaping. Ankoay builds its nest at the top of rocky peaks or in large trees, on the banks of the estuary. When two chicks are born, the one who first hatches kills the younger, which does not contribute to the prosperity of the species.

The bay of Narinda sinks into the Grande Terre, parallel to the coast, for about twenty kilometers. Imagine a fjord bordered with baobabs, you will have almost the vision that is offered to the rare visitors of this remote region.

For lovers of nature and authenticity, for professionals as well as novices of sport fishing, for fishermen and those who accompany them, for you who plan to spend a holiday in Madagascar, with or without big game fishing, Narinda Bay is the ideal destination, with its center of big fishing.

The tip of Narinda Bay, on which the hotel and the big fishing center are located, is part of the "great land", famous for its beauty. All bungalows have been built locally and blend perfectly into this wild place with a very wide beach which awaits you. From their terrace, the spectacle of the beach with the white sand and the crystal clear sea will amaze you.

In the middle of nature, from the terrace of the bungalows, you will sometimes see the facetious and gourmand lemurs, the makis as they are called in Madagascar. The scenery is total and calm immense.

Typical Madagascar cuisine or European dishes, products arrive fresh from Nosy Be or Antsohihy or are caught in the abundant waters of Madagascar. Fish, zebu fillet (beef from Madagascar), lobster and organic vegetables: you will not be able to do without it!

Enjoy these... We offer you various activities: snorkeling, canoe trip; unless you prefer bathing, lazing on the beach or the terrace of your bungalow or, more active, big game fishing, sport fishing. You will also discovery the surroundings, this place of Madagascar very rich in fauna and flora, through a luxuriant tropical forest, following paths that lead to paradisiacal beaches.

A stay at the Narinda Bay, after a day of lazing or fishing, will leave you with an unforgettable memory.

Watch more photos about Narinda Bay here.

Sahamalaza Îles Radama National Park

Sahamalaza Îles Radama National Park is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve which became National Park in 2007. The protected area comprises a total surface of 260 km². Half of its surface is underwater and consists mainly of coral reefs. The terrestrial part is shared by mangroves (57 km²) along a 30-km-long bay and one of the last patches of dry littoral forest on the west coast (75 km²). The Sahamalaza peninsula has steep slopes, (up to 400 m at Ankitsiky hill) and abundant small rivers where these vestiges of a dry deciduous forest form two blocks, the Analavory Forest in the south and Ambinda in the northern part of the peninsula. About 40% of the species are endemic to Madagascar.

There are eight lemurs species in Sahamalaza. The Sahamalaza sportive lemur (one of the most endangered lemur species with less than 100 remaining exemplars) and the blue-eyed black lemur, also known as Sclater's black lemur (the only primate with blue-eyes of the world) only occur in this remote zone of the island and are true treasures of the reserve.

Sahamalaza Îles Radama National Park is the best place to see these lemurs. The blue-eyed black lemur, Eulemur flavifrons, was rediscovered by science in 1983 after more than a century of uncertainty about its existence. After some initial surveys it soon became clear that the species was one of the most endangered of all lemurs, and that it did not occur in any existing protected area. The species is restricted to a small distribution area on and around the Sahamalaza Pensinusla. Blue-eyed black lemurs were assessed as Critically Endangered (CR) by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) at their Red List Assessment in April 2005, based on an 80% population reduction during the last 25 years. The same probably applies to the Sahamalaza sportive lemur, Lepilemur sahamalazensis, a species only described in 2006, which was not yet assessed at the Red List Assessment.

Other species to be found in the southern part of the park include the northern giant mouse lemur (Mirza zaza) and an as-yet-unidentified form of dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus), while in the northern mainland part visitors may see black lemur (Eulemur macaco) and possibly Mittermeier’s sportive lemur (Lepilemur mittermeieri). Also reported within the park’s boundaries are northern bamboo lemur (Hapalemur occidentalis) and aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis), but, as always, the latter is quite difficult to find.

Apart from mammals, there are 20 reptiles, 3 amphibians and 41 birds species, such as the crested coua, Madagascar buzzard, crested ibis, Sakavala weaver, common jery, Madagascar heron or the rare Madagascar fish-eagle.

More than 200 species of corals and invertebrates, 20 sea cucumbers and 170 fish species have been catalogued in the coral reefs and coast around Sahamalaza peninsula. The coral reefs of Lagna and Ankakabe are the habitat of sea turtles, which lay their eggs on the beaches of Nosy Valiha.

Sahamalaza Îles Radama National Park has a big touristic potential since it offers a perfect combination of land and sea activities. Some circuits and excursions across the mangroves and the littoral forest as well as diving currently available.

Watch more photos about Sahamalaza Îles Radama National Park here.

THE NEW PROTECTED AREA ANTREMA, Represents a great place of excursions

The Antrema forest station has been classified as the first Malagasy biocultural site since 2000. This reserve consists of 153 plant species (76% endemic), 23 amphibian and reptile species, 75 bird species, 5 species of lemurs, including the famous "crowned sifaka" (crowned propitheca, considered by the Sakalava of Antrema to be the representatives of their ancestors thus protected by their culture and placed under the supervision of Prince), and marine fish, fresh and brackish water.

No visit cannot be done without prior encountering the prince Sakalava that welcomes you home only on Tuesdays and Thursdays! An unforgettable visit!

This exceptional site, life of the Sakalava, is open to the public since October 2013. In collaboration with the University of Antananarivo, this protected area is managed by the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle (MNHN).

Visit plan: The sifakas of the village of the Prince and the arboretum; Mangrove Restoration Area; Sahariaka lake in the heart of the palm savanna, it is an ideal place for the bird watcher; the fishing village of Ambanjabe; Visit of the mangroves of the marine park. Possibility of simple catering prepared by the local community.

Further south along the coast we find a beautiful fisher village nestled between sandy beaches that invites guests to a complete idleness called Katsepy. Apart from walking to the lighthouse (where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Bombetoka Bay) or visiting the nearby Bay Boeny for a different landscape, there is nothing more to do here than laying on a hammock, swimming and enjoying the excellent meals prepared by Ms Chabaud, who is supposed to be one of the best cook in the region. Ms Chabaud also offers rustic cabins for those wanting to stay overnight.

Taboos: Peanut, Pork, grilled lobster, photo and video.

Watch more photos about New protected area Antrema here.

Mahavavy-Kinkony complex. The one of the world’s “birdwatching spots”

It owes its name to the Mahavavy River and Kinkony Lake. The site is mostly known about its avian wealth, especially water birds. It is also a wintering place for migratory birds such as flamingos and various terns.

Classified Ramsar site, the complex covers a total area of 300,000 ha and comprises 23 lakes including Lake Kinkony, which is the second largest lake in Madagascar. It is also formed by diverse landscapes: mangroves, swamps, dry forest of Tsiombikibo, the Gallery forests along the Mahavavy River, the Palm Savannah and the Bay of Boeny. The site is ideal for watching rare birds of Madagascar. Visiting this complex is a must during your stay in the region of Mahajanga (Majunga).

Nine primate species, 30 fish species, 37 herpetofauna species, 133 bird species have been recorded on the faunistic diversity including the rare Gravelot of Madagascar, Eagle fisherman or le Râle d’olivier. From a floristic point of view, 246 known floral species have spread throughout the complex.

The complex is divided into five parts and composed by several types of habitats that are:

*the Mahavavy Delta grouping estuaries to forest of mangroves with a vast mudflat;

*the Marambitsy Bay with salt marshes and mangrove forests;

*the Boeny Bay including forests of mangroves with its three islands, a few lakes in the surrounding area and the Arab ruins of Antsoheribory;

*Lake Kinkony and its satellite Lakes;

*and finally protective dry dense forest fragments of the catchment areas of wetlands, of which the largest is the classified forest of Merina.

Of Mitsinjo, two tracks are accessible, one East passing through Makary and other South West through Analalava. There must be 3 hours on average for each route departing from Mitsinjo. To discover each of the five types of seats, you must spend at least one day in each.

The Mahavavy-Kinkony complex presents great ornithological diversity, especially in aquatic avifauna. It is home to endemic species of Madagascar:

Malagasy common name Common name Scientific name
Vorofaly Rattle d ’ olivier Amaurornis olivieri
Vorombengy Madagascar sacred Ibis Threskiornis bernieri
Fiandrivoditatatra Heron white crab A. idae
Vikoviko Curlew Malagasy Glareola ocularis
Ankoay Bald Eagle of Madagascar Haliaeetus vociferoides
Humblot's Heron Ardea humbloti
Bernier's teal Anas bernieri

Several migratory species choose as the Mahavavy Kinkony complex passage site. 15 species are regularly visiting the area, the best known are:

Malagasy name Common name Scientific name
Samaka Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
Sotrosogny Spatula d ’ Africa Platalea alba
Leschenault gravelot Charadrius leschenaultia
Mongolian Plover Charadrius mongolus
Great gravelot Charadrius hiaticula
Samby Saunders's tern Sterna saundersii
Samby Diamond Sterne Sterna sumatrana
Samby Sterne traveller Sterna bengalensis

Accessible from May to November. NDAO-i-Travel organize comfortable bivouacs in order to observe this exceptional avifauna in peace. The visit can be continued by visiting the nearby Antrema biocultural site, the Arab remains of Antsoheribory in Boeny Bay, which belong to the same complex.

Watch more photos about Mahavavy River and Kinkony Lake here.

Nosy Saba, The island of happiness

Madagascar is the ideal getaway destination, where you can discover paradise corners with enchanting and unique landscapes. Still unknown to the general public, the small island of Nosy Saba, a small stretch of land lost off the northwest coast of Madagascar is a destination with enchanting charm.

It is easy to imagine a small island far from any civilization, but to find one that truly conforms to our imagination is almost mission impossible. Nosy Saba is one of those islands that plunge you into a world apart, where the Malagasy philosophy of mora-mora (pronounced moura-moura) meaning to go gently finds there all meaning. Turquoise sea, fine sandy beaches, exceptional underwater scenery are as many natural treasures that are offered to visitors of this little corner of paradise. Discover one of the most seductive spots in Madagascar – a 320 acre paradisiacal private island.

Being home to a rich fauna and flora, the island is a natural heritage protected by the Malagasy National Office for Environment. Many different bird and butterfly species can be found here as well as the blue-eyed lemurs. The primary forest with its hundreds of palm trees and a lush vegetation make this island an exceptionally beautiful place experience.

The sun kissed beaches invite for gentle and relaxing walks while the creeks around the island can be discovered. The coral reefs along the island of Nosy Saba offer exceptional spots for scuba diving enthusiasts.

There is no shortage of activities. A world of opportunities awaits – take your pick between a swim in the crystal clear waters or explore your surroundings with a small sailboat, a canoe or even whilst windsurfing. If you are lucky, you’ll soon stumble across groups of friendly dolphins, shoals of exotic fishes and a whole host of colourful corals. Alternatively, the island offers a series of secluded, powder-white beaches – just perfect for soaking up the sun and the sensational surroundings. Indeed, if you prefer to take it slow, you’ll be spoilt for choice on Nosy Saba – the island’s indulgent spa experience comes highly recommended and is sure to leave you feeling at one with the world.

You can also practice golf on an excellent nine-hole course. In addition, you can also initiate yourself to kitesurfing or water skiing. The water-sports club has sport equipment available for guests to enjoy water skiing, fishing as well as snorkeling.

Visitors are encouraged to explore this paradise on the various tracks which includes a pathway leading into the primary forest where the rare and endemic blue-eyed lemurs, the Eulemur macaco flavifrons and Eulemur rubriventer can be encountered.

Excursions are offered to visit to the nearby Radama islands which include Nosy Lava and Nosy Antenimora. Furthermore, interesting day trips can be enjoyed to the town of Analalava on the Big Island as well as to the Sahamalaza Marine and Terrestrial Biosphere Reserve. Sahamalaza National Park is an important biosphere reserve, home to eight species of lemurs and about forty species of birds. The Sahamalaza Park also includes a marine park rich in more than 150 species of fish.

Enjoy the flavor of the Indian Ocean, with first-class cuisine. The delicious cuisine served at Nosy Saba is characterized by the islands unique flavors of the ocean and the Malagasy heritage. Served in the dining room only a few meters away from the beach, guests enjoy the sunset and ocean. Le Calypso Restaurant is available for breakfast and lunch while La Rotonde Restaurant serves dinner. A great selection of fresh seafood and fish which are caught by local fishermen, homemade breads as well as locally grown vegetables and tropical fruits make up the gourmet meals at Nosy Saba. Refreshing beverage accompany meals which include tropical inspired cocktails as well as rums, beers and a selection of fine spirits and a stunning selection of world wines.

The Nosy Saba Lodge is a hotel that offers travelers all the comfort that will make your stay in Madagascar an unforgettable experience. Built in perfect harmony with nature, this lodge blends harmoniously into the local environment. Set within the Terrestrial Biosphere and Sahamalaza Marine Reserve, the resorts bungalows nestle amidst the lush landscape facing the surf of the Indian Ocean. Each the exclusive bungalows are situated along the main beach providing direct access to the beach and the ocean.

A total of 27 luxurious waterfront cottages (42 bedrooms) are spread along 3 km of powder-white sand inviting guests to a tantalizing combination of indulgence and excitement. What are you waiting for?

Take your pick between one of Nosy Saba’s 12 magnificent junior suites (75m²) and one of the 15 fabulous senior suites, which, at 105m² guarantee a level of luxury to suit even the most discerning tastes. Each of the island’s chic eco-lodges include a 25m² terrace with a direct access to the beach and a spacious garden with ocean view.

As well as individual suite bookings, NDAO-i-Travel also offers an exclusive island buy-out package, meaning there’s no need to share your island hideaway with anyone but your 100 hand-picked guests.

The island also has its own airfield (650m) for easy access to the island.

Enjoy the best of a beach holiday where excellent cuisine, luxurious accommodation and five star hospitality await. It’s always a good time to discover Madagascar and Nosy Saba Private Island – the country enjoys sunshine all year round, with water temperatures constantly hovering around 25°C.

Watch more photos about Nosy Saba Private Island here.

MAHAJANGA, the city of flowers… the diversity in nature…

Welcome to Mahajanga, the City of Flowers. The Boeny Region is a legendary land of welcome. Mahajanga, its cosmopolitan and lively capital, is the ideal starting point to immerse yourself in spaces with innumerable, diversified and... still too often unknown tourist attractions. City and province rival natural and historical artifacts for the happiness of the visitors. The Boeny region is extremely endearing and rich with a wealthy historical, cultural and environmental heritage.

Mahajanga attracts tourists from all over the world attracted by the brilliance of the sky, the beauty of its beaches, the colors of the landscape, the sea on which stands multicolored dinghies with latin sails, luxuriant vegetation of its coast and its mangroves, Its exceptional sunshine and above all the spontaneous and warm welcome of its inhabitants, peculiar to those of the whole island. Somnolent port town with one of the prettier waterfronts of Madagascar's seaside cities – a palm-lined seaside promenade, as well as shady arcades and walls draped with gorgeous bougainvillea. With its large Comoran and Indian populations, and historical connections with Africa, it is one of the most colourful and ethnically diverse places in Madagascar. It is also the gateway to one of western Madagascar's most diverse regions, from stunning caves and rock formations to sacred lakes and bird-rich wetlands.

Founded about 1700 by Arabic who established there a well sheltered port and a prosperous commercial counter, it was called a long time Majunga but has never lost its Arab and Swahili seal.

The population in Majunga is so cosmopolitan that they have at their disposal the different dishes of the Islands, those from Southern Asia and East Africa, without missing the universal one from Europe and China. It is from Majunga that people started eating the samosa, a triangular pancake filled with violently spiced meat. As opposed to most people’s belief that it originates from the Comoros, it comes from Eastern Africa.

Majunga is a peaceful, cosmopolitan city full of charms, it is very often acclaimed by foreigners for its conviviality, its nonchalance, and its art of living, as illustrated by its famous "Bord", the promenade of the du Bord de Mer where the les Majungais meeting nightfall. At sunset, the inhabitants and the tourists are used to go to the seaside boulevard and the cornice not too far from the giant baobab tree to taste the freshness of the evening, picking grilled skewers, to drink coconut milk and to watch the population passing by. Not that the city misses distractions, but it is so much taken by its activities and people are just in seek of simple pleasures like evening walks or good restaurants.

You cannot miss the huge baobab a circumference of about 15m, which is 1000 years old and that has become the living symbol of the city. In 1898, an official measuring yielded a circumference of about 15m, which you can still found written in many travel guides. In fact, the old Baobab measured nearly 22m in 2016 and still grows very slowly.

The photographic motifs are extraordinarily plentiful: trading posts, sculpted wooden doors, all remnants of the Arabic origins of the city, old colonial houses with ochre facades show some relics of a gone glory, narrow streets with small gardens planted with bugambilia plants… At the seaside, wooden boats are up and downloaded goods, rice, cotton, cement at dawn.

Mahajanga is well known for its lively nightlife. A really exciting seafront nightlife that will help you to immerse in the picturesque local customs!

Released from the constraints of the daily life, tourists and holiday makers can, for their part, go to the beaches of the city, like that of Amborovy or visit various places and folk curiosities, in particular the sacred places of the Sakalava royalty. On this subject, in spite of its strong Muslim influence, the population seems rather oddly much related to the national beer while finding as excuses that after all it is only slightly alcoholic.

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Its surroundings are not less attractive: Mahajanga’s baobabs, scattered islands, forest reserves, lakes and caves have turned it into a major escape away for capital’s inhabitants. Speaking of tourism, Majunga shelters several sites which can be surprising, from the various beaches to the varied landscapes as the Cirque Rouge (Red circus), where the ground presents a mosaic of different colors passing from the pink to chestnut with the bordeau and which is illuminated in all its splendor under the effect of the sun.

*Visit Katsepy. Apart from walking to the lighthouse (where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Bombetoka Bay) or visiting the nearby Bay Boeny (accessible by road) for a different landscape, a beautiful fisher village nestled between sandy beaches invites guests to a complete idleness.

*Sailing on Bay de Bombetoka. A one-day cruise through the dozens of islets that obstruct the mouth of the Betsiboka and to catch some species of birds among the 60 registered among them the sacred ibis. Beautiful mangrove. The tour can be completed by a hike on the west bank of the Betsiboka in a small forest populated by lemurs.

*Visit in Les Grottes de Belobaka. Less impressive than the caves of Anjohibe (80 km from Majunga), the caves of Belobaka are 11 km from Majunga and are accessible all year round. The formation of these caves dates from the secondary era (about 65 million years) and continues until the Quaternary (2,5 million years).

*A trip Marovoay town and Descent on the Betsiboka river. The former capital of the Boeny kingdom, Marovoay enjoys an exceptional location on the banks of the delta of the Betsiboka river just ideally connected with the Mozambique Channel. The course of the river is punctuated with islets which shelter an important avifauna. This lively waterway offers scenic performances.

*Discovery the Sacred lake of Mangatsa. This sacred lake with transparent waters is the home of some of the biggest goldfish you will ever see. Lake Mangatsa is a sacred place and even politicians come usually here to seek the advice of the ancestors.

Lastly, Majunga offers various activities as fishing, hunting, diving and of small cruising in the surrounding small islands which are far from competing with those of the other areas of the island.

Watch more photos about Mahajanga here.

Anjohibe caves. Inside you forget everything

Madagascar, it is not only the beauty of the beaches, nor just the freshness of the exotic climate. It is also a field of demonstration of galleries fairy like the cave of Anjohibe. A place that is probably not at all unknown to tourism enthusiasts. Located on the edge of the bay of Mahajamaba, this small wonder renowned, deserves the visit of all the adventurers in the soul. Only this incredible and curious place at the same time will allow you to admire the beautiful galleries of stalactites and the stalagmites.

This amazing cave is likely to delight all lovers of fairy frames without exception. Once there, prepare to experience the unheard-of experience of touring the underground world that will undoubtedly leave you speechless.

Apart from that, you could pack your swimwear anyway in your luggage because an underground river will await you there. Enjoy a nice bathing session in it natural swimming pool. Do not miss the famous encounters with the lemurs who stay there, the bats, the birds. This place is very popular especially for picnic trips. Stroll in front of its beautiful waterfall. A relaxing retreat in a tranquil setting, surrounded by nature, the Anjohibe Cave is the place for a well-deserved rest.

Undoubtedly, deserves two days stay there. A natural pool that is extended by the Mahafanina Falls (a 25 meter drop with a small pool of 7 meters deep), the superb natural swimming pools and especially the caves of Anjohibe.

Andranoboka Grotto called the Anjohibe Cave (the first largest cave in the Indian Ocean and the second largest in Africa, which is also on several levels, but also a small lake). The galleries already exploited are of the order of 27km. These caves are among the most impressive in Madagascar. A series of subterranean rooms and galleries, some of them the size of buildings, they are adorned with stalactites and stalagmites and stretch over 5km. Shafts of light penetrate every room from passageways and holes in the ceiling, giving the caves an eerie feel. The interior of the main cave of Anjohibe offers a very pleasant aspect of this mythical place, with its rocks that cover the walls of the cave: the famous stalactites and stalagmites.

What most people now come to Anjohibe for, however, are not the caves, but the stunning natural swimming pools. Of a deep emerald-green color and framed by luxuriant vegetation and ravinala trees fanning their leaves like parading ostriches, they are the most improbable find in an otherwise arid landscape. The first pool you come to is shallow, while the second pool, at the foot of a spectacular waterfall, is deep and wonderful for swimming.

But before you get there, you will have the chance to admire some natural wonders such as "lake cement". Contrary to what the name suggests, it is not the lake that is made of cement, the place rather derives its name from the shore that reminds one of "pavement" cement.

ONE HUNDRED GALLERIES. Once arrived in Anjohibe, the first question is: where are these famous caves? And as there is no indication, you will have little chance of finding an entry without the help of a guide. The Andranoboka caves occupy two hills, about two kilometers apart, where a multitude of entrances open. However, the most frequented entry is the northeast. On this side, the development of the cavity is approximately 5,330 m and a total vertical drop of 40 m.

Anyway, without a guide, it is strongly advised not to venture into these galleries which are real labyrinths... It is necessary to know that Anjohibe is a network of about ten kilometers, composed of more than a hundred galleries. You will never have the chance to see all of these galleries, many remain unexplored and many cavities still await their first visit.

To return to the entrance: first impression, a little apprehension seeing those first columns of limestone that are stalactites. On the big rock of the entrance, one can also read some scraps left by inspired tourists, in memory of their passage. Just on the low side, a small cup filled with small coins: any visitor is actually supposed to ask for a "tsodrano", a kind of blessing for the visit of the cave to take place without any pitfalls. In the darkness of the cave you will have the best of the flashlights, it will not be enough. Nothing beats a little improvised natural torch, made of burnt dry satrana.

GREAT. Once inside you forget everything. The calm that prevails there contributes largely. On the temperature side, the contrast is equally striking, the ambient humidity makes the air particularly pleasant compared to the stifling heat of the outside. The caves are quite airy, and lovers of calm and wild nature will be delighted, delighted by the appeasement that these caves provide.

In any case, once inside, the first word that will come to your mind is "grandiose". It is not surprising if the Anjohibe cavities are considered the most beautiful on the large island. Grandiose, in the true sense of the word, because of the succession of "rooms" of more than several hundred meters and a "ceiling" at about thirty meters from the ground. Between two galleries dipped in total darkness, one particularly appreciates the wells of day born from the collapses, letting the light pass and allowing to admire a luxuriant vegetation and which allows you to play "tarzan" with lianas. Other curiosities also: the electrical installations inherited from the colonial era. In other words, the caves of Anjohibe were already known. Another vestige of the past: iron staircases, more than rusty, whose state encourages you to make a little prayer before committing to it. Finally, the last curiosity but not least: a little glance at the "ceiling" sometimes reserves small surprises. Indeed, it is often the place of predilection of the bats to shelter. At first glance, it looks like little black spots on the limestone, but to be closer, in the light of the torch in satrana, we can clearly distinguish the "dormitory" of a few colonies of bats glued, completely insensitive To visitors.

There are still other wonders to explore in the area like snakes, birds, as well as freshwater turtles and small rodents. These caves remain one of the greatest tourist attractions of the region.

A sympathetic attraction to the almost tamed Sifaka lemurs that will come to greet you in their ways. The area is also famous for its game (wild ducks, guinea fowl and mostly wild boars).

Watch more photos about Anjohibe caves here.

Tsingy de Namoroka National Park. A true sanctuary of nature

The Tsingy de Namoroka have been protected since 1966 and belongs to the same protected complex as Baly Bay National Park. Tsingy de Namoroka offers a wide range of landscapes and ecosystems. It is formed mainly by grassy and shrubby savannas with incredible baobabs, and dry deciduous forest among the tsingy. This magnificent scenery becomes more attractive with subtropical forest inside the canyons, marshes and rice paddies, natural pools and caves complexes.

The park main attractions are of course the tsingy formations and the rich wildlife. This chaos of limestone rocks carved for thousands of years by rain and wind offers over 2000 ha a succession of caves and diaclases (narrow passages). On its sharp points grow baobabs and rare pachypodiums. It's a bit like visiting the more-famous Tsingy de Bemaraha, but without the crowds. Trails weave among the rocks, and rope bridges cross the canyons. A true sanctuary of nature and deserves to stay there at least 48h. Accomodation and catering in a family, simple and friendly for user.

Difficult to reach, but this isolated Tsingy de Namoroka National Park is home to some exceptional flora and fauna.

The rich wildlife offers a perfect counterpoint to the stunning landscapes. 18 mammal species are found in the park, including the fossa and 8 lemurs: Decken´s sifaka, Milne-Edwards sportive lemur, grey mouse lemur, common brown lemur, fork-crowned lemur, red-fronted brown lemur, eastern grey bamboo lemur and the oh-so-elusive aye-aye.

Birds are also widely spread, with more than 80 species (70% endemic), among them the Henst’s goshawk, crested ibis, Schlelgel´s asity, blue pigeon or Madagascar teal. There are 5 amphibians and 30 reptiles species, including the locally endemic black-and-yellow striped snake or the big-headed turtle.

Among the 220 plants species which grow in the different forests and savannas, more than 100 are endemic to Madagascar.

There are several long and quite hard treks to walk through the tsingy and the forest, and also to explore the cave galleries and there are fine panoramic views. Most circuits take four to six hours.

The Park is inaccessible during the hot rainy season between the months of November and March.

Watch more photos about Tsingy de Namoroka National Park here.

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