30th Anniversary Celebration

04-9642-014Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Bezà Mahafaly Special Reserve

Friday August 12th 2016

DSC00545Please Save the Date for this very special occasion.

We hope you can join us at Bezà.


We would like to receive your confirmation of attendance by June 30th 2016 at the latest. Please contact Mrs Mia Razafimahefa <mia.razafimahefa@gmail.com> for logistical arrangements.

Click here to access the Registration form for transportation arrangements.

The tentative schedule for transportation round trip Toliary/Bezà Mahafaly/Toliary is as follows for those who might need it, with a contribution of $30.00/pers :

Thursday 11 August: Leave Toliary for Bezà Mahafaly at 7:00 am; Hotel Saifee at 6:30am, Stay at Bezà Mahafaly
Friday 12 August : Inauguration at 7:00 am, Stay at Bezà Mahafaly
Saturday 13 August : Leave Bezà Mahafaly for Toliary at 7:00 am.

For guests arriving from Betioky Atsimo:
Friday 12 August : Leave Betioky Atsimo for Bezà Mahafaly at 7:00 am.  Inauguration.  Leave Bezà Mahafaly for Betioky Atsimo at 5:30 pm.

Tentative Inauguration Program for Friday 12 August 2016 at Bezà Mahafaly

9:30 – Start of the ceremony at the Camp

  • Animation
  • Traditional rite
  • Inauguration of the Plaque
  • Inauguration of the new Research Center
  • Go to Sakamena

10:30 Ceremony at Sakamena

  • National anthem
  • Speeches of the authorities, animation
  • Go to the Camp

13:00 Lunch at the Camp

14:30 Guided visits of interested guests

  • Guided tour of forest
  • Guided tour of Museum
  • Guided tour of Botanical Garden

18:00  End of the ceremony


spiny forest 2014

We look forward to having you with us