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Honko Community-Based Mangrove Reserve

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This is a project where the community is working to restore the Mangroves in the area

We had a very informative tour of the project and learned about the different types of Mangroves (I... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
A community led conservation project

Well worth a visit to see and support this initiative. With the government currently doing little... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Compton Dundon, United Kingdom
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Located on the road between Tulear and Ifaty, this community-based mangrove reserve offers the unique opportunity to take a guided boardwalk tour of southwest Madagascar's mangroves and explore its unique flora and fauna. This site is particularly...more
Ambondrolava, Toliara 601, Madagascar
+261 32 70 465 04
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

We had a very informative tour of the project and learned about the different types of Mangroves (I believe that they have 7 different types there). We walked out into the area and saw the small trees that had been recently planted as well as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chasemarta
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Well worth a visit to see and support this initiative. With the government currently doing little to care for the physical environment let alone the wildlife in it, this community has restored an area of mangrove and manages reed bed to provide thatching and basket...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank celiahthomas55
Reviewed 13 June 2018

It's too easy to say you know all about boring mangroves !! You don't and a visit to Honko (supported by Reef Doctor) is the best place to go. Excellent guides, great boardwalks and tower will give you exposure that no other to can.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Wild_World_Traveller
Reviewed 2 May 2017

On your way from Tulear to Ifaty ( Mangily) don't miss a visit to a community based mangrove reserve Honko. You can take a guide tour in the mangroves. On the way to the view point local guide will show you typical flora and fauna...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank keplam
Reviewed 8 December 2016

we had a walk into the mangroves to see how they grow after replanting . our guide explained why the forest is so important for the local people and nature. I was glad to see that at least in this place good work is done...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank azoren2013
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This attraction is well worth a visit, to or from Toliara. The NGO is working with the community to create an attraction as well as helping the community and needs to be supported. We had a local English speaking guide show us through the wetlands...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Intetesting place where you can see many unusually plants and animals. Local guide will explain you all details and answer your questions.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Mariusz B
Reviewed 1 September 2015

My trip to the Honko site was part of a wonderful trip I got to take to Madagascar. Having heard of Honko, and the opportunities it was providing for students back in the states, I made sure to make Honko one of my stops, and...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Kristoffer P
Reviewed 20 August 2015

I visited Honko while volunteering in Madagascar. My tour was absolutely fascinating. The guide spoke both English and French, and took us through the mangrove forest, a beautiful area filled with crabs, mudskippers, and birds! Since the region is a mix of dry forest, mangrove...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Alison O
Reviewed 28 December 2014

I was one of a group of Australians travelling through Madagascar in November. I knew nothing about Honko when we were offered the opportunity to tour the mangrove conservation & education centre near Toliara. I found out that Honko is a Belgian not-for-profit group working...More

Date of experience: November 2014
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