Discover Ifotaka Forest’s exceptional blend of nature and tribal tradition
Ifotaka Forest is where natural and cultural heritage merge into a seamless whole. Since time immemorial the rich, natural fecundity of the Ifotaka Forest has been home to the Antandroy Tribe. On your tailor-made holiday to Madagascar we can show you how the forest has shaped the lives of the tribe and the tribe’s sacred customs and beliefs today shape the park. This is undoubtedly one of the island’s most culturally rich safaris.
Ifotaka’s sacred forest harbours some of Madagascar’s most striking flora, including spiny gallery forests, which dot the banks of the nearby rivers and streams. You’ll get to see a great array of wildlife up close, including the native ring-tailed lemur and the playful Verreaux's sifaka, which appear to dance as they dart along the ground.
If you love birdlife, be sure to ask your personal guide for a forest safari to seek out the coucal, scops owl and malachite kingfisher.
Your day and evening hikes will help unlock the secrets of this enchanting area, but it is at night that the sense of mystery, and a whole different order of wildlife, comes to the fore. You’ll be able to gain an understanding of the flora, the fauna and the people’s beliefs that have made Ifotaka Forest such a beguiling place.