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Visiting Zazamalala

Visiting Zazamalala: An Unforgettable Wildlife Experience

Come to visit us at the Zazamalala forest and botanical garden for an unforgettable wildlife experience! You will walk through original deciduous forest of west Madagascar, the most threatened ecosystem in the world. In our great botanical garden you will find a large collection of plants from the spiny forest of south Madagascar, 100 different palms and numerous trees, shrubs, lianas and orchids.

Enjoy a safe hike with our experienced guides and meet a lot of rare and unique animals, such as 11 species of lemurs, among them ring-tail lemur, collared lemur, verreaux sifaka and the red- and white-fronted lemur. You will find 14 species of snakes and 5 species of chameleons, among them the giant oustalet’s chameleon. At the turtle breeding station you will meet critically endangered flat-tail tortoise and the Madagascar big-headed turtle.

You will be impressed by our bird colony with hundreds of herons and egrets and you may encounter endangered birds, such as Sakalava rail and Sacred ibis, as well as … crocodiles.
After finishing this impressive tour, you can enjoy a cold drink or a basic meal. On your request (requires prior confirmation) we can also organize workshops about the traditional life of the Sakalava tribe and Tropical reforestation.

Practical information:

  • ¬†Opening hours: daily all year round. Nocturnal visits, requires prior confirmation
  • Location: along the National route +/- 35 km from Morondava, excellent road, no 4×4 car required
  • Entrance fee (tour by experienced guides included):
    • 60.000 Ariary for foreign visitors
    • 20.000 for youngsters below 18 years and visitors with a Malagasy nationality
  • Information and requests:
    • Telephone: Joe: +261 (0) 34 3717352
    • Mangavola: +261 (0) 34 5246664
    • Simon: +31 (0) 6 36258593
    • E-mail: zazamalala@gmail.com

We hope to meet you soon!

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