Turtle Nests at Anjajavy Lodge Main Beach

Arabella Worthington

02 Jun 2014


See Turtles in Madagascar at Anjajavy Lodge

Anjajavy is one of our favourite areas, and is home to one of our favourite accommodations, Anjajavy Lodge. It is the perfect place to make the most of the wildlife and beaches that Madagascar has to offer in the one place. The epitome of barefoot luxury, this is the ideal place to make your home at the end of your Madagascar wildlife safari, and apparently we’re not the only ones who think so!

There are 9 species of turtle living in the waters around Madagascar, one of which is the green turtle. Green turtles are endangered, so it is great to read that one has chosen the superb Anjajavy Private Nature Reserve to lay her eggs. The staff are keeping a close eye on her to ensure their safety, and in the meantime find out more here from Arabella about the turtle and the wonderful Anjajavy Lodge.

It was great to read that a green turtle has chosen Anjajavy Private Nature Reserve to lay her nest and with the staff of Anjajavy Lodge keeping a very close eye on her, we hope that she will have a successful incubation period without being disturbed. Madagascar’s waters have 9 species of turtles, 5 being marine turtles and 4 being fresh water. The green turtle (amongst others) is endangered, mainly due to poaching, taking of eggs for food and also trawling fishing boats. It is however the most widely distributed turtle in Madagascar and a frequent visitor to Anjajavy Lodge. They arrive between November and May to breed or feed and one turtle normally hatches around 100 eggs  with an incubation period of about 45 – 70 days  
Anjajavy Lodge is one of my favourite luxury lodges for combining wildlife and beach. Situated in its own private reserve in a remote area of Madagascar (only accessible by charter plane), this is the only Relais et Chateau property in the country. 

Their philosophy is ‘do everything, do nothing’ and this is about right. With resident coquerel sifakas, baobabs, incredible birds of paradise and weird and wonderful reptiles found within the grounds, its perfect for nature lovers. For water babies, enjoy waterskiing, canoeing and snorkelling in the turquoise waters or relax on the beach. If you’re wanting to do something different then wander through the local villages and learn about some of the development projects that the lodge supports. Or simply hit the spa or work your way through their delicious cuisine. Of course not forgetting to look out for the turtles who regularly pop into the beach to say hello. 

This lodge is ideal for couples, honeymooners and also families with something for everyone. See our Ultimate Madagascar Honeymoon Safari and Sights and Sounds of Madagascar which are both fantastic examples of safaris including a stay at Anjajavy Lodge. We will always tailor these to your exact specifications, but they are great for inspiration and an idea of what to expect.
So we wish Mrs Green Turtle the best and will be keeping a close eye on her developments over the next couple of months. 
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