Madagaskar for a sensational holiday!
Zazamalala is active in social projects to support the local community. Schools are repaired and supported. Latrines and water pumps are placed in adjacent villages. Solar cookers are distributed to make local families independent of fuel wood from the forest.
Excursions within one day of driving include the nature reserves of Andranomena and Kirindy, the Belo sur Mer beach resort, the Kirindy Mitea national park, and the Unesco heritage Tsingy de Bemaraha. And in just one hour you can experience the astonishing view of the Baobab alley with its enormous baobab trees.
The Kirindy Mitea national park is located in south-west Madagascar, along the Mozambique Channel, near the Belo sur Mer beach resort, about 70 km south of Morondava, and half a day driving distance from Zazamalala.
The altitude is 0-300 m. The annual rainfall is 700-1000 mm. It has hills and coastline. The vegetation consists of dry scrubland, woodland, and dry deciduous forest. Some target species are: Verreaux’s sifaka, Ring-tailed lemur, Coquerel’s dwarf lemur, Western mongoose, Grandidier’s striped mongoose, Mikea shrew tenrec, Bat hawk, Bangs black parrot , Crab plover, Running coua, Loggerhead turtle, Madagascar mahogany.
The Tsingy de Bemaraha national park is located in west Madagascar, near the village of Bekopaka, 185 km north of Morondava, on a one day driving distance from Zazamalala (partly piste; 2 rivers have to be crossed). It comprises a southern part, divided into the small tsingy and the large tsingy, and a northern part, which is a strict reserve, closed to the public. Together they encompass 83.430 Ha, a limestone massif between the Betsiboka and the Mahajamba rivers. There are high limestone tops and ridges, caves, ravines, hills, a lake, and the Manambola river. The altitude is 95-741 m. The annual rainfall is 1000-1500 mm. The vegetation consists of dry scrubland with succulents, woodland, and dry deciduous forest. Some target species are: Cleese’s woolly lemur, Decken’s sifaka, Randrianasolo’s sportive lemur, Western ring-tailed mongoose, Madagascar fish-eagle, Yellow-banded black tree snake, Monky ladder liana, Madagascar spiny palm, Honey tree. Note that the Tsingy de Bemaraha is closed to the public during the rainy season (December-April).
Prices ZAZAMALALA 2023
Entry fee: 50.000 Ar (11 euro)Children under 12 years of age and Malagasy people free of charge.
Lodging in a double room on the first floor of a villa in the botanical garden with 8×4 m swimmingpool, a bathroom, large terrace with a wonderful panorama. Including continental breakfast: 190.000 Ar (42 euro), which is considered a gift to the nonprofit Association Zazabe.
During the summer months, at Zazamalala you can communicate in English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Malagasy language.
Zazamalala is financially supported by the nonprofit Zazamalala foundation, registered in the Netherlands. The new forest is owned and managed by the Malagasy nonprofit association Zazabe.