The activities in Anjajavy could easily fill a ten-day stay.
There are so many things to do if you are queen on wildlife, nautical activities or village tours.
The Giant’s causeway and the Kings’ Avenue
Through the forest to see the tsingy (eroded limestone or coral pinnacles) and to discover areas of Madagascar flora and fauna only found here.
Meet the baobabs, the hairy crab, the eroded limestone and the birds, finishing with a vist to a small cave.
The cave of the Sakalava
Venture in a 4×4 and then on foot to the underworld of stalagmites and stalactites and the inhabitants: the Madagascar bats.
From creek to creek
Walk from the Anjajavy peninsula along its wild and deserted creeks.
A Robinson Crusoe journey, with a picnic on one of the beaches where nothing will disturb your peace.
Antafiamoara “the Port of Amulets” and the giant tortoises
You will visit a young coconut grove and small caves at the base of magnificent tsingy mogots.
During this excursion, you will learn about the first project aimed at repatriating the Giant tortoise back into Madagascar. Twelve individuals of the species Aldabrachelys gigantea – extinct in Madagascar for 750 years – were introduced to Anjajavy Reserve by the lodge in July 2018. They are currently being held in semi-captive conditions close to their natural habitat, before a complete reintroduction is to be conducted under scientific supervision.
A visit to the village of Anjajavy
Every Sunday morning, under the great mango tree of the village, it is market day for the little fishing village of Anjajavy. Come by sea, in a motor boat or a catamaran, or in a 4×4 to meet the villagers.
Visit to the village of Ambodro Ampasy
In motor boat or pirogue, you can visit the dispensary and the primary school
started by the NGO, “Ecole du Monde”, as well as the crafts shop established by the Association of the Friends of Anjajavy (ADA).
You can take part in the development of the village and help the local population by buying Madagascan craft goods made by the villagers.
Dinner at the heart of the Oasis
A lunch or a dinner tête-à-tête facing the Mozambique channel, tucked away in a private creek just for you.
You can also choose the Oasis for this delightful tête-à-tête: nothing to disturb you, except perhaps the moon…
Since its creation, Anjajavy le Lodge has been financing voluntary entrepreneurship for boat transport, traditional fishing, apiculture and vegetable growing through micro credits. Since 2009, Anjajavy le Lodge and its clients have collaborated in the construction of a market, security post and a secondary school.
The lodge clinic also provides medico-technical support to midwives as well as emergency medical services for the four neighbouring villages with a population of more than 5,000 people in total.
In 2016, Anjajavy le Lodge and its clients have financed the construction of public bathrooms as well as a secondary school library and a well. In 2016, with the backing of the authorities, the clinic of Anjajavy le Lodge carried out a malaria prophylaxis in the villages of Antsangabe and Amboaboaka. These projects are not unilaterally decided upon, rather they are discussed at length by the elected representatives of the villages in order to address genuine needs and optimize budgets.
This way Anjajavy le Lodge works hand-in-hand with the representatives and the elected officials of the neighbouring villages (Mayor of the town of Antonibe, municipal counsellors, Presidents of Fokontany – Malagasy villages – of Anjajavy, of Antsangabe and Amboaboaka) as well as with the traditional chiefs and traditional village councils (Elder Councils, Youth Councils, Women’s Association) with the help of NGOs.
It is in the context of discussions about the allocation of donation budgets, organization of cultural events and joint creation of the large Anjajavy Reserve that the Council of the large Anjajavy Reserve was established. The
meetings of this body are being formalized in the form of meeting minutes and assembly reports.