Visit Anjajavy Private Nature Reserve, Madagascar
Idyllically remote on Madagascar’s northwestcoast, Anjajavy is reached only by air.
Flying towards the airstrip you pass thick forest that stops abruptly at the sea, shading white-sand coves separated by limestone headlands. A handful of dhows and pirogues bob in the water and in small clearings you see the thatched huts of the Sakalava fishing villages.
Anjajavy Private Nature Reserve
The Anjajavy Private Nature Reserve covers an area of 450 hectares and is predominantly dry deciduous forest. There are over 1,800 floral species, most endemic and several medicinal. Wildlife is prolific and walks through the forest reveal chameleons, frogs and spore of bush-pigs and the elusive fossa. There are two diurnal lemur species, the common brown lemur and Coquerel’s sifaka, both of which are easily seen. Nocturnal species include sportive and mouse lemurs. A stay at Anjajavy is as much about the coast as it is the forest.
Boat trips explore the mysterious islands of Moramba Bay where there are sacred baobab trees and Sakalava tombs tucked high in caves and on ledges in the limestone cliffs. Running the length of the reserve is a series of small coves, each one more beautiful than the last. Paths lead from one to the other allowing you to take a picnic and your snorkeling equipment and spend an afternoon on your own private beach.
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In our opinion Anjajavy is the best hotel in Madagascar. It is small and personal, the staff are extremely helpful, the food is superb and the setting unbeatable.
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The boat heads north up the coast which is deserted save one or two fishing villages and two private houses. The rest of the coastline is wild and untouched with beaches covered in ghost crabs, tiny coves with white sand, islands covered in lush vegetation and tall baobab trees and rocky outcrops where you may see the Madagascar fish eagle.
There are a number of marked trails that vary in length. Paths lead you to points of interest including huge baobab trees, fishing villages, tsingy, mangrove swamps, caves and more. Your guide will explain the medicinal use of plants and help you spot birds, chameleons, lemurs and more.