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Our tours through the Protected Area

Anjozorobe-Angavo

8 tours are possible, from 1 to 7 hours of walk to discover the amazing landscapes, the fields and the rice-fields, the eucalyptus plantations, the visit of the village for immersion:  village daily activities, rice storehouse, carts, the Antsahabe public school, and the unique  view of the natural park.

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Source tour : 2, 7 km, between 2 to 2 hours 30 of visit

It allows to discover the Anjozorobe-Angavo protected forest’s  fauna and flora, the primary forest rich in medicinal and endemic plants. You can see  the famous  Indri indri or Babakoto, the largest of the living lemurs in Madagascar,  and also the  Propithecus  diadema or Sifaka. The famous bird “Jakoko Mena” or  Rufus Headed Grandruler can be observed during the Source tour too.
The Source tour is characterized by the water abstraction passage for the Antsahabe  village feeding.

GUIDING FEES FOR MAX  05 PERSON: 10 000 MGA

Hiking, 14km, between 5 to 7 hours of visit

This tour is for the big walkers.  First, the long walk  goes through the forest remnants of Madagascar highland. You can see indeed the Indri indri and the Propithecus diadema, and  understand  the forest socio-economic and cultural functions. Second, when you arrive at the top of the protected area, your sight is directly  to the  deterioration process of the natural resources, especially the highland forest.

Third, your  passage of the Afatrapeo Doany is  good  to know the local cultural as the  Alahamadibe or  the Malagasy New Year. It’s a sacred site with gap and 3 raised stones.
Then,  you see  the Ramanarabe tomb during your tour. He was a Betsimisaraka southsayer, the witness of this important region for the Merina royal conquest.

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On the edge of the natural forests, you’ll meet some people who making charcoal with Eucalyptus trees. After, you’ll pass in the Ambodipaiso small village where you can develop to the villagers  your knowledge about the local wickerwork and the zebu cart makers.
When you arrive in the Antsahabe village, the population origin and story, the house’s style and color,  the social organization within the fokontany and the underground rice storehouse or “silo” in Malagasy, will be explain by the elders of the village.
In one of the houses, you would be invited to savour the local  coffee.
The tour will be continue and  visit the public primary School of Antsahabe  and  the Antsahabe birthplace of “Ravoandriana village”, then crossing between rice fiel and finally  the community nursery of Andreba where you can participate in the local reforestation.

GUIDING FEES FOR MAX 05 PERSONS: 20 000 MGA

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Guided tour : 1.2 km to 1 hour of visit

The night visit is the complementary tour to the others. During your visit, you’ll  see the nocturnal lemurs, like the Lepilemur mustelinus or “Tsidy” and the Avahi laniger or “Fotsife” in Malagasy. In the forest night life, it’s possible to meet others nocturnal animals :  chameleons ( Calumma brevicornis, Calumma globifer and Calumna gastrotaenia); Frogs (Mantidactilus and gypheromantis). Also, a lot of various insects in the Anjozorobe Angavo forest, among them the stick insect (phasme).

GUIDING FEES FOR MAX 5 PERSONS: 10 000 MGA

Guided tour : 1,5 km, between 1h to 1h30 of visit

You can meet  two of the largest lemurs of Madagascar: the Indri Indri, almost with a black coat,  characterized by their morning shoot to wake you up, and the Propithecus diadema, easy to observe, with white and  brown coat. Some nocturnal species such as Lepilemur mustelinus and Avahi laniger can also be seen in their sleep during the day. There are  a lot of plants too that  local population use, like  “Ramy” in Malagasy or the Canarium madagascariensis (for manufacturing a perfume incense), the “Vintanina ” (for manufacturing carts wheels) and the ” Hasina “(for circumcision).
The Sacred waterfall tour  ends up for visiting the small fall,  a traditional religion place. Villagers  are doing there some ritual blessed request or “tso-dràno” to “Zanahary”, the Great God and ancestors in Malagasy. For information, tuesday, thursday and saturday are taboos for the fall to do sacrifice. The villagers respect that.

GUIDING FEES FOR MAX 05 PERSONS: 10 000 MGA

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Guided tour : 3,4 km of length, 3 to 4 hours of visit

You are walkers, you like long walk, this tour is good for you. The “Shadows and  light” tour is  the Sacred waterfall and the Source tours combined. Enjoy this silence place and the biodiversity. Realize  their importance life for the local community and their ecological role.

GUIDING FEES FOR MAX 05 PERSONS: 15,000 to 18,000 MGA

Guided tour over 7 km, 2 to 3 hours 30 min

The “community immersion” tour is very good for you to discover the daily life of the local population who live in the protected area and its surroundings: rice fields, fields, laterite, green forest…It’s a rich landscape and colours tour. Crossing rice fields and visiting the Ambodipaiso and Antsahabe villages, you’ll understand how to produce the Malagasy’s basic food, the rice and its long step.
The “community immersion” tour allows to know the story of the eucalyptus entry in Madagascar, its links with  railways, countryside,  source of income …

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– meeting the local craftsmen with their wickerwork  and  the zebu carts manufacturing;
– discovering the Imerina typic village and its social and cultural organization : the village origin and story, the house style and orientation and  the agricultural products preservation;

– participating in  the Antsahabe Fokontany to the villagers daily activities :  collecting  food products in the fields,  their preparation and the typical merina cooking;
The “Community Immersion” tour will also give you the opportunity to learn more about the positive impacts of the conservation biodiversity on the local community. You can participate to planting trees from the community nursery.  So, you contribute to the development of the community and the sustainable management of the site’s natural resources.

GUIDING FEES  FOR MAX 05 PERSONS: 15 000 MGA

Bamboo tour: 02h to 02h 30mn of visit

You don’t miss this tour when you visit the Saha Forest Camp. Because you can see many animals and plants of the protected area, like the famous bamboo trees. They are a Hapalemur griseus’s house. During you walk, you can meet the Eulemur fulvus and Propithecus diadema tooOn the “Vakona” trees or pandanus, you can see frogs. They  stay on their leaves.

The hotel water source  is in your passage.

GUIDING FEES FOR MAX 05 PERSONS: 10 000 MGA

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Orchid tour : 01 h of visit

The Anjozorobe Angavo protected  area  is characterized by the presence of different orchids. The very famous orchids of the rainforest,  Angraecum and Aerangis citrata, are present. Bamboo tour  allows you too to see  the forest panorama and the Antsahabe village, an amazing view from the forest. You can meet  in the meantime some lemurs and the community reforestation.

GUIDING  FEES FOR MAX 05 PERSONS: 10 000 MGA

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