Fauna and Flora
Madagascar is a country with megadiversity, with high levels of concentration and endemism. Nowadays, the Malagasy ecosystem is the housing environment about 12000 sorts of plants, 370 species of reptiles, 244 species of amphibians, 283 species of birds, 154 species of fishes and 99 species and subspecies of lemurs.
A visit to Eden Lodge allows the visitor to observe up close the extraordinary wildlife : several species of wild lemurs (macaco-macaco), including the noctunal lemur, and crepuscular (phanerfurcifer and microcebussambiranensis) crowding the lodges's fruit trees and baobabs of the lodge.
Their games of tree in tree and their shouts give rhythm to the evenings in the middle of this park reinvested by its endemic inhabitants. We have even punctually the visit of an aye-aye (Daubentoniamadagascariensis) rare and difficult to observ, last one arrived in this protected site...
You will see the black parrots and vasa and other magnificent endemic birds in Madagascar : Vanga, Coua and Drongo. When it is not dolphins, or whales during their migration, swimming just a stone's throw from the shore...
Great care has been taken to ensure that Eden Lodge exists in harmony with this exceptional environment, and that any adverse effects are kept to the very minimum.
This ambitious project began in September 2009 with 'Faniry', an association of young agricultural engineers from the region of Ambanja. It shows a 4-acre building 'storey' of main plantations and cultures in Madagascar. Five gardeners and agronomists are working daily there. You will find on one site, all traditional species of Madagascar.