ZIWA Rhino Sanctuary

The southern white rhino is highly endangered, but the northern white rhino is already extinct in wilderness. In general, there is not even one of those impressive animals left in its original habitat in Uganda. Astonishingly, they haven´t given up the fight. The northern white rhino shall be replaced by southern white rhinos. The female […]

La Montagne des français

Between Antsiranana and the Indian ocean lies the “mountain of the French”, a 340-meter-high rock massif officially protected as a reserve since 2013. Even though it is not a big mountain range and despite its proximity to the city, the reserve is home to five species of lemur, 50 bird species, 40 species of reptile, […]

Joffreville & Montagne d´Ambre

Joffreville (Ambohitra) in the Montagne d´Ambre had been built by the French colonial rulers for strategic as well as climatic reasons. Today, the small town offers not much more than picturesquely decaying colonial architecture and the opportunity to go hiking in the nearby Montagne d´Ambre National Park. Around 5.000 people are living in Joffreville today, […]

Village des Tortues & Arboretum Reniala

The fishing village Ifaty-Mangily north of Toliara (Tuléar) at Madagascar’s south-western coast is a remote and uninspiring place – at first sight. It is linked to Toliara by a rough and sandy dirt road, which takes you a good hour of a bone crushing drive in a minibus or a Camion brousse. But if you […]

Ranomafana

Along Madagascar´s eastcoast are the remainders of rainforests that used to cover the whole east flank of the island´s central highlands. The humid clouds coming from the Indian Ocean supply the steep slopes with huge amounts of rain along with devastating Cyclones, which are regularily making a havoc of parts of the island in the […]

Mitsinjo

The forest of Mitsinjo is part of the Andasibe area a 4 to 5-hours-drive east of Tana. Besides the eponymous Andasibe National Park and Mitsinjo forest, there are several other protected areas such as VOIMMA, a small community-based park, Mantadia National Park, Torotorofotsy Reserve, Maromizahe Reserve and Vohimana Reserve, all trying to protect chunks of […]