Macolline

Macolline, Antalaha: Address, Phone Number, Macolline Reviews: 4.5/5

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Macolline is a 25 acre native forest in a region of Northeastern Madagascar founded by Marie-Helene Kam Hyo. This area has experienced intensive degradation for over a century. Macolline has been committed to the protection and reforestation of native Malagasy species in accordance with UNESCO's conservation priorities. The maintenance of Macolline provides jobs for many villagers therefore any money raised for Macolline, helps to support C.A.L.A. ~Comite d'Aide aux Lepreux d'Antalaha (Leprosy Relief Committee of Antalaha) Macolline is a combination of nature classification, protection and enhancement of the Malagasy environment. The site includes a 10 hectare hill consisting of species of primary (original) forest, fruit trees and commercial species. Along a river and facing the Indian Ocean, 3 km from the town of Antalaha, Macolline is an exceptional site for nature lovers, as well as scientists and botanists.
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Lot 45K Rue Tananarive, Antalaha 206 Madagascar

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ClareRaz
Antananarivo, Madagascar67 contributions
Great idea to open the place to the public
Apr. 2019 • Business
An interpretation center starts the visit, though we didn't stay there too long. Native plants neighbor endemic ones in a joyous chaos, some with plates indicating their name. We spent two hours mounting the hill and got a much welcomed grapefruit snack facing the westward scenery.
The place could be better developed: trails, shelters, ... as it directly faces the ocean - and rain. Also, I think the name could be rebranded to a native one.
Written April 22, 2019
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Helena M
Catembe, Mozambique221 contributions
Great walk!
Jun. 2018 • Business
If you have a few (3!) hours to spare, come and visit. Guides are fabulous, they will tell the story and the names of the plants, they will explain if each one of the plants are exotic or endemic...The walk is simply invigorating.
Written June 29, 2018
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Marojejy
Antananarivo, Madagascar18 contributions
Fantastic place
May 2014 • Family
I have been several times in Macolline through the last ten years and the changes and improvements are impressive. And so many more trees. This place is a paradise for who loves Nature, allowing to anybody to spend a marvellous time in a rebuilt environnement, almost created from nowhere and becoming more and more a real forest full of endemic species. Sceneries are beautiful too, fruits and lunchs are great and Marie Hélène Kam Hyo, the founder and still in close charge, is an extraordinary character and has so much energy and strength, spending it in many incredible projects such as Macolline and also the CALA association (amongst others). If you have time in Antalaha or in the SAVA area, this day spent there won't be lost or wasted, not talking about the contribution you will make to many small side-projects. And you will plant a tree !
Written December 15, 2014
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