Reniala Private Reserve
|Reniala Private Reserve is a small protected
area of only 60 ha, managed by an environmental association called
means baobab in Malagasy) that is trying to develop eco-tourism in the
reserve is located less than 1km from the Mozambique Channel near the
Reserve is a paradise for birders, who
can easily observe some very rare endemic species, such as the
roller, the subdesert mesite, the red-capped coua or the blue vanga.
There are 65 bird species in total within the
Madagascar hawk taking a rest © Reniala
Apart from preserving this
ecosystem, this organisation makes a great job together with the local
communities. They carry out programs and pedagogic activities to raise
awareness about the importance of protect the environment amongst
try to find alternative and sustainable ways of living to the local
like apiculture and vanilla. Reniala works
together with some universities
Future projects are the creation of a public library, a museum about traditional Malagasy music and a formation centre of hotel management and catering.
Amazing baobab´s "face" © Reniala
Didieraceae plant © Reniala
10.000 Ar including one guided visit for the first circuit (1-1,30 h),
Ar for the second one (it can take from 2 to 2:30). Children under 12
free. These two circuits are mainly botanic ones.
For those visitors more interested in the fauna, there are longer trails depending on your interest (normally 5 to 6 hours) Fee is 30.000 Ar.
are some simple but
welcoming and bungalows with shared facilities and some more
inside the reserve. Camping is also permitted. There is a restaurant as
Price for a double bungalow: 15.000 Ar
Price for a double room: 30.000 to 40.000 Ar
will find more information (so far only in French) under http://reniala.jimdo.com
You can also contact the Reserve staff directly by phone (+ 261 20) 94 417 56
or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further accommodations in the area see Tulear to Morombe