Tongasoa to Kivalo!
After attending an ecotourism training supported by WWF in 2016, the inhabitants of Kivalo who are fishermen and housewives, are now real hosts. "This is the first time we have welcomed a group of tourists to Kivalo," says Rogia Ravaonirina, one of the local ecoguides, "it was a great challenge for us. I am glad that we have the opportunity to apply in real life the training we have received. "
This first contact had confronted Kivalo communities with the realities of welcoming tourists: overcoming the language barrier, ensuring a quality service, having appropriate and sufficient infrastructures ... A reality that did not demotivated Rogia. "The important thing is that we have beautiful mangroves with many birds and mammals to show to visitors through the conservation efforts of our community" Analamaitso tsy ho ngagnolo "(" Our Green Forest " in French), she stressed.