Active on land

Hiking, climbing, discovering plants

Trip to the grottos of Binabe and Sarodrano

Trip to the grottos of Binabe and Sarodrano

With the 4x4, you will drive travel through the thorny thicket from Tsinjoriake to the grottos, where bats feel at home. With your binoculars, you will be able to see the bay of Sarodrano. You will feel reborn after a refreshing bath in the lake of the grotto.

  • Included: guided tour to the grottos, trip through the nature reserve Tsinojoriake
  • Number of participants: 4 – 6
  • Discover with us: Bats, with some luck, “maki lemures”, guinea fowls, the coucal, vanga and many other birds, and with the binoculars, red algae and sea-cucumbers in the bay of Sarodrano

MGA 77'000 / Person

Land trip to the peninsula Sarodrano

Land trip to the peninsula Sarodrano

You can reach the peninsula by car in half an hour. Sarodrano is a desert-like habitat with constantly moving dunes. Thorn bush forests, the typical didiereaceae as well as the now rare mangrove forests shape the landscape. We visit the idyllic Vezo fishing village Sarodrano.

  • Included: Trip in the 4x4, guided tour in Sarodrano, picnic at the beach
  • Number of participants: 4 – 6
  • Discover with us: Thorn bush forests in the desert, mudskipper (periophthalmus) in the mangroves, picnic at the beach, Vezo fishing village

MGA 96'000 / Person

Trip to the Arboretum Antsokay near Tulear

Trip to the Arboretum Antsokay

After a 15 minute ride in the car, we reach the botanical garden of the Swiss "botanist" Hermann Petignat. He is known for his unique collection of succulents from the region. A local guide will give you a one to two-hour tour through the picturesque gardens.

  • Included: Trip in the 4x4 to the Arboretum, access to the botanical garden, guided walk through the Arboretum
  • Number of participants: 2 – 6
  • Discover with us: Succulents from the Southwest of Madagascar, reproduced typical Malagasy huts and pirogues

MGA 46'000 / Person

Land trip to St. Augustin to see Flamingos

Land trip to St. Augustin

This half-day trip will turn back time: The car will bring you to places of discovery, where sub-fossil egg pieces of the extinct giant ostrich, “Aepyornis Maximus”, can be still found today. The many graves in the bay of Saint Augustin remind of the time where sailors, pirates, adventurers and slaves dominated the scene.

  • Included: Trip with the 4x4-Landrover, tour in Saint Augustin
  • Number of participants: 4 – 6
  • Discover with us: The view from the cliffs of Saint Augustin of the river Onilahy and the sea, flamingos at the river delta, and, with some luck, “maki lemures” and the Humblot heron

MGA 35'000 / Person

Natural bathing springs of Andoharano

Natural bathing springs of Andoharano

You walk through a valley with a view over palms, sugar cane fields, the windy river course and the village Saint Augustin. After one hour, you will reach the mineral spring of Andoharano. The crystal-clear water invites you to snorkel with small fish and shrimps. The picnic below the holy ficus “Banyan” will revitalize you for the return trip with a traditional pirogue on the river.

  • Included: Transfer with the 4x4-Landrover, guided walk with picnic and return transfer with the pirogue (Vezo fishing boat)
  • Number of participants: 2 – 6
  • Discover with us: View of natural river courses, refreshing bath in the mineral spring, small fish and shrimps while snorkelling, pirogue trip

MGA 87'500 / Person

Visit the spirulina farm in Toliara

Visit the spirulina farm in Toliara

You will visit the company SPIRUFIA, owned by the physician Alexis Rabemananjara. The food supplement spirulina is produced from different types of cyano bacteria or blue algae, which grow in the shallow, warm brackish water near Toliara. Spirulina is a microscopically small alga with tremendous potency. Their contents affect the human immune system positively and inhibit the susceptibility for infections.

  • Included: Transfer with the 4x4 to Toliara, access and tour at SPIRUFIA
  • Number of participants: 2 – 6
  • Discover with us: Processing of the plant for the production of market-ready products

MGA 38'000 / Person

Bird watching: Trip for ornithologists

Bird watching: Trip for ornithologists

The Famata forests (euphorbia stenoclada) of the lodge and the adjacent areas are known for their diversity of rare birds. With binoculars, you will observe the Madagascar weber, the Madagascar hoopoe, that red-shouldered vanga, the coucal and the Humblot heron from a close distance.

  • Included: Guided route on foot with a local guide
  • Number of participants: 2 – 6
  • Discover the region-typical flora and fauna with endemic species with us

MGA 58'000 / Person

Trip to the Reniala park to see the Baobabs

Trip to the Reniala park

In Ifaty, 30 km North of Toliara, you find the most known trees of Madagascar: the baobabs. Six of the eight baobab species only grow in Madagascar. Apart from this magnificent giants, you will observe more than 65 bird species in the Reniala park, among those, the coucal or the blue vanga bird

  • Included: Trip in the 4x4 to Ifaty, access to the park with a local guide
  • Number of participants: 2 – 6
  • Discover with us: the age-old baobabs and endemic bird species

MGA 135'000 / Person

Vegetable plantation at the Famata Lodge in Ambohimahavelo

Vegetable plantation at the Famata Lodge in Ambohimahavelo

20 km away from the Famata Lodge is the plantation at the edge of a scenic river. There, the team of the lodge sustainably cultivates there vegetables such as sweet potatoes, corn, beans or also bananas. Refresh yourself after the visit with a bath in the holy spring of the river.

  • Included: Transfer with the 4x4-Landrover, guided visit of the plantation
  • Number of participants: 2 – 6
  • Discover with us: Insights into sustainable farming practices, refreshing bath in the holy spring

MGA 96'000 / Person

Comments

  • Field trips can only take place with appropriate weather and water and/or road conditions.
  • The Lodge does not assume any form of liability during the trips.
  • On sea, life jackets are compulsory - for children and adults.
  • With certain trips, a minimum number of participants is required. On the trimaran, the capacity is limited to six participants.
  • The Lodge will provide a picnic on request.
  • Short term changes remain reserved.