The little fishermen town in Katsepy hides a place of discovery rich in biodiversity which is the Antrema protected area. This site let us discover two varieties of different vegetations having their own specific fauna and flora.
Occupied by an ecosystem composed with dry forest on the dune and rain forest on the tides and the lakes; those two vegetations offer distinct tourist attractions.
First of all; we have the dry forest on the dune where 5 species of lemurs live including the Sifaka (“Propithèques couronnés” in scientific term) which are the dominating lemurs.
Besides; the mangroves or the rain forest in the tide and the lakes reserve us an unbelievable discovery for the passionate of ornithology. Indeed; this rain forest offers more than 75 species of endemic birds. So this place will be perfect for a Bird watching.
Classified as protected area in 2000; the forest station of Antrema is the first when we talk about Malagasy bio-cultural site.
For the discovery of this site; there are a lot of tourist circuits proposed by the regional office of tourism of Majunga , for example the Sifaka of the village of the prince; zone of the restoration of the mangroves; the lake Sahariaka or even better, the circuit village of fishers of Ambanjabe.
So don’t hesitate to visit the reserve of Antrema for your destination Madagascar or travel Madagascar. For a better service quality; before doing the circuit; the best choice is to go see the regional office of tourism of Boeny to have a local guide who masters the place.
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At 30 minutes from Majunga by speed launch or 1 hour from Majunga by tray the Antrema protected area is situated at 6 km in the south of Katsepy
Currently; in the Katsepy village; there is only one available hotel for the reception of tourists. The infrastructure of reception is named « Chez Mme Chabaud »; a restaurant; Bar and bungalows. Or the idea of camping or bivouac is an option.
Season of visit:
The site is accessible during the dry season, from May to October. During the rainy season; it is recommended not to navigate on sea.