The founder of Kijana has shared his time between the management and guiding of tourist groups and the organization of travels in his office during 12 years.

This experience on the field has enabled him to transmit to the agency’s team his knowledge of the richness of Malagasy nature, the stake of ecotourism in Madagascar, but also the global appraisal of evolution, the pressure and the threat that weigh on these ecosystems.

The future of ecotourism largely depends on the sensitization of all the parties involved in Tourism in general, But while waiting for them all to be mobilized, it is necessary that we should on our side act internally. That begins with giving a sense of responsibility to our team, and then to the village communities.

Kijana tries to integrate them to the maximum in its circuit : we obligatorily take local guides or trackers from the village near the parks ; and trekking, local carriers. We also give priority to the structures which integrate the basic communities in a broader process like Community management of an ecolodge, handicraft shops with equitable management, refreshment bars or guest-houses in the same spirit.

As soon as we can support the construction of a school or a well or any other actions aiming at the local development of a village, we try to understand, to check the durability of the project and then help as much as we can. It is an easy, accessible form of ecotourism that involves simple gestures which generate durable results, which highly motivate us. Then, we share our ideas and suggestions with wider structures. The sites which correspond to this vision are quoted in the appendix.

Eastern forest Vohimana and Vohibola

Vohimana is located on the eastern part of Madagascar, only about 160 km from the capital. Characterized by tropical rainforest, this reserve illustrates one of the successes of the local population integration in the management of its natural and cultural heritage. The bungalows built in plant material of Eastern Betsimasaraka ethnic group style, are managed by the Village Association MERCI VOHIMANA, and a craft workshop showcases the talents of women in the village, which help their efforts in conserving the forest..
Vohibola, For its part, is located on a strip of sand between the Indian Ocean and the lagoon lake Ampitabe. Its forest is one of the few remnants of the primary lowland forest in the East. The local community participates in the development of ecotourism by organizing typical meals in a cottage that looks onto the sea, by proposing basketry-based necklaces and handicrafts. Nurserymen, boatmen and local guides are all from the community involved in forest protection.

A passport valid (validity current on at least 6 months after the end of travel) and a residence visa will be required. The Visa is fairly simple to get on site : It s & rsquo; obtains the & rsquo; arrived in the form of & rsquo; d & rsquo a stamp; immigration in the passport with the date of validity.

There is a form to remove and fill in or distributed on the plane before landing (No need photos), receipt to pay in euros at today's rate depending on the length of your stay. For it, we recommend that you have change for topping. Usually, Customs does not have enough money for the thousands of passengers who disembark every day.

If we take Visa at the airport :

  • Less of 30 day : 80.000 With (about 25, - €).
  • 31 days 60 days : 100.000 With (approximately € 32.-),
  • 61 at 90 days : 140.000 With (about 44, - €).

Former site also offers Visa Online. The current site will give you a form that allows you to pay on arrival. Also, we only recommend the Visa payable locally on arrival.

The Company took Ravinala management Ivato airport (Antananarivo) and from Nosy Be 2017. They have introduced airport tax called RDIA (or Airport Infrastructure Development Charge) only from these two airports.

The tax does not apply to transit.

  • 20 Euros for domestic departures from both airports,
  • 38 Euros for international departures from both airports.

The trip to Madagascar through our selected providers do not present great risks, but anti-malarial treatments and anti-diarrheal drugs are still recommended. Vaccinations are not mandatory but we recommend that you be current on anti-liver vaccines against yellow fever.

For information, 1 Euro is about 4000 francs.

as equipment, provide : walking shoes Rising, rain clothes, pull, jacket, short, Solar cream, hat, sunglasses, mosquito repellent, mask and snorkel for diving enthusiasts. Some hotels use generators they cut to 10 p.m.. In countryside, we have no chargers or photo camera device batteries, it is preferable to bring reserve battery.

Attention ! it is recommended to bring liquid. Credit cards are only accepted in major establishments in Tana. On the rest of the circuit. We have two monetary units, The newest is the & rsquo; ariary. But many sellers you announce the price in Malagasy francs. What n & rsquo; is not necessarily marked on the ticket. 1 MGA is 5 Malagasy francs. It is better to reapply every time if the advertised price is Ariary or free.

YOUNG TOURS is engaged in a process consisting in the implementation of tourism products conform to the requirements of sustainable tourism. So, we want to encourage you as a partner to accompany us and we ask that you take time to reflect on 8 following for your free days :

  • For your free day : Except for purchases in shops and tips, do not give money before a benefit without having done. Claim against any purchase invoice delivery. Keep your passport or the photocopy handy to prevent abuse during routine checks.
  • For your safety, select licensed providers we recommend
  • Do not take children's services for some reason. Their place is in school.
  • Do not give or pen, clothes or sweets in villages, we offer you a basket that will allow us to give them in the neediest places.
  • Do not stay alone with an unknown child, or the room or in the course. You will be safe not to be resulting in charges of sex tourism with minors which is repressed by the Malagasy law and can be prosecuted even in your home country.
  • Water is precious, please be careful to close them not wasting water faucets.
  • It is the same for electricity consumption : ensure unplug your phone when it is loaded, do not leave the iron or blow dry plugged when finished. Turn off the light when you leave the room or the bathroom. Do not let the TV work if you no longer watch.
  • We encourage you to choose the means of transport in common or less possible polluting. Are we reducing or compensions us our carbon emissions by supporting a reforestation,
  • Attention to our waste ! Use the bins from their enabling intelligent reuse of certain materials, and pay attention to reducing water contamination, heap of non-degradable waste.
  • We will give you the list of activities organized by the local community does encourage you to consume locally to your need soap, sugar, to taste,

These 8 points that are far from complete, do not require an immediate answer but merit reflected deeply.

We invite you to integrate these efforts with us and welcome you in a world greener and Head. Do not print this unless absolutely necessary ! protect our forests !

THINGS NOT TO BRING TO MADAGASCAR :

Objects made of crocodile skin, tortoise shell, snake skin; must not bring the flat and seeds.

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