WE OFFER YOU AN AUTHENTIC MADAGASCAR EXPERIENCE
Travel with GREAT ISLAND ADVENTURE SAFARIS with our Malagasy hospitality touch.We are expert on Madagascar tours and providing you a holiday beyond your dream.
GREAT ISLAND ADVENTURE SAFARIS is a Malagasy privately owned inbound tour company specialized in wildlife, birding, adventure, trekking, canoeing, diving, culture; honeymoon and photography cater for individuals and small groups.
We are experts on Madagascar, our extensive knowledge of the country and wide range of travel experiences gained after conducting tours for more than 16 years throughout the country, distinguished us from the other companies. Our products and services are unrivalled, travelling with us you will enjoy a lifetime dream holiday with enriching experience.
We are a fully licensed tour company (under license number 016-11/MTA/EDBM) and categorized as a (B) Tour Operator. Locally we are a member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators of Madagascar (AITOM) and internationally, we are a member of Association for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa (APTA) a reputable organization.
Our company has general liability insurance, but that does not replace travel insurance.
OFFERING YOU THE BEST PRODUCT AND QUALITY SERVICES
We are focussed on quality service and products we offer, giving you an opportunity to have a maximum view of wildlife in their real habitat and experience a genuine interaction with locals while you learn about their culture and way of life.
Our enthusiast and professional tour guides are happy to take you to new bird and lemur hotspots located in remote and wild places away from mass tourism.
They will share with you the real Madagascar experience and will take great care of you, so you can have comfortable and hassle free holiday.
GIAS is the right company to craft your Madagascar authentic experiences, it was first established in 2011 in Antananarivo (Madagascar) and founded by Bakoly Razanamiarantsoa an experienced naturalist tour guide with 16years travel experience, leading tourists throughout the country. She is specialized in birding, wildlife watching, trekking, canoeing and diving since 1995 and until now she leads some birding tours.
GIAS has been operating for the past 8years, building up a client based of referrals, and becomes the leader for rarest bird tours which inhabit in new hotspots located in some wild places.
Great Island Adventure Safaris has been nominated in 2016 by the «World Quality Commitment» award in the category of «Gold». 2016.wqc.jpg
FOCUSSING IN ECOTOURISM and CONSERVATIONS
We are passionate in ecotourism and conserthvation and most of the tour products we sell are including birding tour, wildlife watching tour, and recently butterfly tour.
Moreover even for those who required specific tour such as beach holiday,diving or adventure tours, we try to include a visit of one national park in their itinerary, to in order to preserve the wildlife and to make them aware of the importance of their visit of parks which has a good impact for the preservation of the animals,the benefit of the local community.
Their visit contributes more for the park preservations because the local community can get benefit jobs as tour guides, and the local community can benefit fund the 50% of the entrance fees which is dedicated to finance their project(public fontain, electric power for the village, dispensary...)
PROMOTING ADVENTURE TOURS:CANOEING, BUSH CAMPING, TREKKING
With our extensive experience in Canoeing and adventure trekking, we plan your off-beaten adventure tour according to your request and level of fitness, inside the National Parks and wilderness trekking crossing mountains, streams and villages.
We have done several Canoeing and Trekking trips throughout Madagascar from easy walk to difficult which required high level of fitness, from 4 days to 3 weeks.
After exploring almost Madagascar corners I decided to go beyond, and went to explore Africa mainland for fun, and for new experiences.
OUR ADVENTURE TRIP EXPERIENCES
I ve started my trip to TANZANIA which has the most popular game reserves.I visited (Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengenti), UGANDA(Queen Elisabeth National Park, Cruise down Kasinga Channel, Birding in Mabamba Wetland), ZAMBIA(Victoria Falls, microlite above Victoria Falls), SOUTH AFRICA (Shakaland, Symounye, Lesedi cultural tourism, Cruise on Sainte Lucia, Umfolozi, Hulhulhue and Kruger game reserves).
- In 2005, I wanted to explore new horizon, and decide to challenge myself, and went to Tanzania to do the 4Day Central Circuit, a trekking with Massai from Ngorongoro to Oldonyo, with the nocturnal ascent of Oldonyo Lengai (1250m) an active volcano.
- In 2006, I came back again to Tanzania and did the Kilimanjaro trekking, the highest summit of Africa and choose the 7 Day Machame Route with ascent of Kibo peak( Kilimanjaro), because of severe mountain sickness and snow storm, I had to track back at Gilman’s point6200m), just 200m high from the Kili summit.
I was very disappointed, the following year I made up my mind and decide to go to Uganda, Rwenzori, the 3rd highest after Mount Kenya.
In 2007, I wanted to make a challenge after the past failure in Kili, and decided to do Rwenzori 7Day Central Circuit with the ascent of Margareta peak, the 3rd roof of Africa but boasts the most thoughest trails (boggy trails and snows).
This time, I was well prepared mentally and physically and my dream come true, I reached Margareta peak (6108m).
Great Island Adventure Safaris has made donation of medecines to the new dispensary of Andravona fishermen village, a remote small village which suffers from health care.
The villagers of this small community which consists mainly of childreen have to make 15km walk to go to the nearest village to be treated.
To help the local people, Mikea Lodge built this dispensary.
Our dynamic and enthusiastic Malagasy team offers you the best of Madagascar and craft for you a lifetime tailor-made package and customizable tour.
We have an extensive knowledge in organizing the best value trips.
We are dedicated to providing you a personalized quality services and committed to preserve the culture and environment.
Our tours are conducted by friendly and well-trained Malagasy tour guides who:
- * take great care and share their experience with you, and ensure you to get the perfect experience
- * ensure you a comfortable holiday and hassle free holiday from start to finish
- * provide up to date information about your chosen destinations.
- * confirm your internal flights, assure the transfers within Madagascar
- * organize the camping including setting up the tents, cooking during the bush camping
- * facilitate the acquaintance with local people
We choose the best park guides in all National Parks and Nature Reserves we visited.