In and on the cool wet

Sailing, paddling, diving

Sailing trip to the peninsula Sarodrano

Sailing trip to the peninsula Sarodrano

The peninsula can be reached by boat in approximately one 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 with the trimaran, 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, visit a Vezo fishing village

MGA 96'000 / Person

Nosy Ve: Sailing trip to the nature reserve

Nosy Ve: Sailing trip to the nature reserve

With the trimaran, you will discover and photograph flamingos or the nests of the Humblot heron at close distance - first, at the cliffs of St. Augustin, later on, the island Nosy Ve. After a picnic, you will hit sails back home to the lodge. From July to October, you will also see humpback whales and dolphins.

  • Included: Trip on the trimaran, picnic at the beach, local guide
  • Number of participants: 4 – 6
  • Discover with us: nests of the Humblot heron, tropical red tail birds (since 1980, the only colony in Madagascar), flamingos, humpback whales and dolphins (July until October)

MGA 174'000 / Person

With the sailing boat to St. Augustin to see flamingos

With the sailing boat to St. Augustin

This half-day trip will turn back time: The trimaran “Matlai” 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 on the trimaran, guided 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 77'000 / Person

Visit the biodiverse mangrove forest

Visit the biodiverse mangrove forest

With the trimaran, you will sail to this unique ecosystem in the bay of Saint Augustin. Here, you will find the propagating mangroves. Only a few land plants survive in the hostile seawater environment. The endangered mangrove forests contribute to the wealth of fish and assume an important protective function for coastal regions.

  • Included: Trip on the trimaran, local guide
  • Number of participants: 4 – 6
  • Discover with us: the unique flora and fauna of the mangrove forests

MGA 135'000 / 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.