Majunga, cosmopolitan city, is a land that lives the culture of all its people. Very safe city, very quiet and full of life at the same time, Majunga offers an exceptional playground for lovers of adventure and discovery..
Follow us :
+261 20 76 238 18 | +261 34 07 011 11
Majunga City Centre


Support for tourism professionals

Support for tourism professionals

Support for tourism professionals

In support of tourism professionals, the program “Dealing with Covid” organize free training. A component of the Multisectoral Emergency Plan highly appreciated by the guides.

The Midi Madagascar team carried out an interview with Manitra Honeymoon, President of the National Federation of Guides (FNG).


Midi Madagascar (MM). Faced with the health crisis, the government is pushing tourist operators to bet on local tourism. What about guides ?

Fragrant Honeymoon (FNG). You should know that 29 guide associations on 37 existing include guides who work in national parks. Actually, the development of local tourism can have an impact because the guide service is compulsory in the parks for both foreigners and nationals. On the other hand, the other associations represent car rental companies and tour guides. These are left out, because local tourists do not necessarily need their services. As such, some guides strive to convert to other professions, because it's about survival.

  • How are today's activities going? ?

FNG. On the 29 associations I mentioned, only 10 still have enough customers, like those operating in Isalo, Ranomafana, Andasibe, Ankarafantsika, etc. But in a park, there is on average 80 guides. They apply a rotation system and the frequency is very slow today. The guides accumulate debts. Some sell their possessions to survive. According to our survey, children of guides are forced to stop their studies, lack of means. Parents prioritize the little ones and sacrifice the studies of the older ones.

  • Are solutions planned to deal with this disastrous situation? ?

FNG. Indeed the Federation has sought solutions. We applied for state subsidies. Lobbying was done with the CTM (Madagascar Tourism Confederation) to obtain cash transfers. But the message from leaders was clear : « By principle, there will be no subsidy ». We then asked for a guarantee fund to facilitate access to credit.. Negotiations are still ongoing. But something is already acquired. Training as part of the Miatrika Covid Program, seen as an answer to our cry for help. We have already requested capacity building to support the revival of the sector. The requested modules mainly concern basic training, language, entrepreneurship, etc. Today, we benefit from free training corresponding to these expectations, through the Miatrika Program and at the same time receive compensation.

  • Are the guides enthusiastic, against this program ?

FNG. The Miatrika Program is implemented in several areas such as Antananarivo, Diego, Sainte-Marie, in the Southwest, etc. Many guides from these regions ask us how to subscribe and participate in this project. As a federation, we show them how. It must be said that initially, there were concerns about the eligibility criteria. But officials at Miatrika later explained that all players in the tourism sector can benefit from the Program., at the request of companies or formal or informal associations, provided that they operate in tourism. After an information session organized in Antananarivo, all the guides of Madagascar are interested in the program, even those who grumbled before. This program represents a breath of fresh air for tourism professionals, “asphyxiated” by the crisis.

  • So are you satisfied ?

FNG. Yes, but this is not the only request expressed by the FNG. L'Etat, in partnership with the PIC project (Integrated growth pole) responded to some of our requests, but other processes are underway and we hope that they will lead to projects to be implemented.

Support for tourism professionals. And Majunga then ?

The big question that arises, It is “Where is Majunga on all this ?”

The North-West of Madagascar is not even registered in the PIC project (Integrated growth pole). And Majunga tourist guides cannot benefit from this program “Dealing with Covid”.

By #CocoLodgeMajunga

We are now both :

  • A very beautiful hôtel★★★ with 18 spacious comfortable rooms,
  • One gourmet restaurant with a beautiful wine cellar, whiskies, rums and champagnes with a capacity of 60 Covered, offering Malagasy cuisine, French, Lebanese and seafood specialties,
  • Un bar piscine with cocktails, "tsakitsaky", pancakes and waffles available at all hours,
  • One organizer of events and conferences with 3 meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 90 people. We can receive themed lunch/dinner, engagement, wedding, anniversary, boy-girl stag, marriage proposal, …
  • A travel and tourism services company (License C),
  • One tour operator (B license),
  • A 4×4 rental company and quads (all geo-located with valid liability insurance) and with graduate drivers guide. They can provide all your transfers, for example from Antananarivo airport to Majunga, but also from Nosy Be to Majunga.

Follow us on "Sesame” and always benefit from more discounts …

Strategic, dynamic, persuasive individual with 15 years experience in driving the performance of an ICT Company in the very tough environment of French Speaking African Countries. My main duties were to achieve all the targets in terms of sales, quotas and financial results (BS, P&L, FR, CFM) and be responsible for hiring and managing Human Resources teams. I am a confident, enthusiastic and inspiring individual who would enjoy partaking in areas of management, marketing, logistic, finance analysis, strategy, ISO, HR, etc.