Mangrove Excursions

Mangily Scuba offers a half-day excursion to visit the mangroves of Ambondrolava, halfway between Tulear and Ifaty/Mangily. Since 2008, the NGO Honko and Reef Doctor has been managing a restoration and conservation project of the mangroves as well as providing sustainable income and environmental education to the local population. Come and learn about the ecology of the mangroves and local bird life in the region with a tour by a locally trained guide on the boardwalk snaking its way through the mangroves. Honko also offers a cultural tour of the village in which one may learn about the planting and processing of ‘vondro’ or a straw-like material used primarily in the building of the local houses. Visit and support a small, sustainable community project in the southwest of Madagascar!

7:30- Departure from Mangily by car

8:00-11:30- Tour of the mangroves by foot or pirogue, a cultural tour of the village, and a tour of the fish farm

11:30 - 12:15 - Departure

12:30-13:00 - Arrive in Mangily



Price Guide:


Minimum 2 persons - Maximum 4 persons: 180,000Ar or 45 euro// per person

*Prices includes: entrance/ all excursion fees and car transfer

** Ariary prices subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuation