Support community-based ecotourism by visiting the Ambondrolava mangrove system
Visit the first fully developed community mangrove reserve in southwest Madagascar and truly support the local community!
We invite all those who come to Madagascar to visit the Reef Doctor Honko Project to get an insider’s look at the mangroves and our mangrove-related projects. One of our local, trained tour guides will lead you through this unique ecosystem along our 1 km boardwalk with informational signs along the way to learn about the mangroves’ adaptations, threats, and conservation. Our 4 m tall viewpoint overlooking the channel and mangrove forest is also an ideal spot for birdwatching, in addition to abandoned saltpans that host a great diversity of wading birds. If you require something more adventurous, you can also opt to kayak or take an off-boardwalk extension tour into the heart of the mangroves, enjoying the mud and bugs that come with it!
All proceeds go directly to the local guides and mangrove conservation projects.
Our Mangrove Information Center is situated 12 km north of Tulear, conveniently located between Tulear and Ifaty/Mangily on RN9. If travelling from Tulear, simply follow the RN9 north towards Ifaty/Mangily. In Ambondrolava, about 12 km or 30 minutes north of Tulear, follow the “Honko Mangrove Tours” signs to turn left in the centre of the village. After you turn, follow the road for about 1 km and you will find us!