This small international group trip (10-12 pax) will be guided by An Bollen, specialist in Tropical Ecology since 2003. Madagascar is her second home and she has insight in the conservation dynamics. This adventure follows the National Road 7 (for a big part) from East to South West across a diversity of landscapes, ecosystems, wildlife, tribes and cultures. Along our journey, you will experience different conservation approaches and get an insight into how a mix of traditional government-managed national parks, community-run reserves, and co-managed marine areas contribute. Not just to safeguard amazing natural heritage but also providing income for local communities.
Exploration of the Ranomafana National Park, the renowned Valbio research and the conservation centre: up-close and personal encounters with the park’s incredibly rich biodiversity as well as its researchers during extensive hikes in both primary and secondary rainforest.
Enjoy the lunar granite landscape of the Andringitra National Park, its unique flora and wildlife. One of Madagascar’s best kept secrets and most scenic hiking trails!
Kayak into the mangroves, enjoy the dunes and sandy beaches on the south-western coast. Snorkel or dive one of the largest and most impressive coral reef ecosystems (in the world)!