Protecting threatened Over-seas biodiversity

Ecotourism in the spotlight in Mayotte

On February 4, GEPOMAY organized a meeting on ecotourism to highlight existing activities and the ecotourism potential of the island.

Visit of Lake Karihani © GEPOMAY


Several partners intervened such as the tourist office of the center-west in order to present the territory, the training center guide-country (hiking guides in Mayotte) in order to present ecotourism and its potential in Mayotte and finally GEPOMAY to highlight the exceptional bird life, the potential of “birdwatching” in Mayotte and the activities offered by the association in terms of ecotourism (training of tourism stakeholders, nature outings, volunteer counts).

The participants

This event was organized for institutional stakeholders in tourism (Departmental Committee for Tourism, tourist offices, inter-municipal authorities, town halls, DRJSCS, CRESS) and stakeholders in ecotourism (hiking guides, environmental associations, sports associations, local businesses, agrotourism, nautical operators, hotels).

In total, around thirty people were present for this day, which was made up in the morning of an information meeting and then in the afternoon of a birdwatching field trip on Lake Karihani.

This day allowed the participants to have a better visibility of the actors of tourism in Mayotte. Thanks to this meeting, a positive dynamic was set up, as much among the institutions, seekers of additional information on ecotourism for the to highlight, that in the ecotourism actors who ask ornithological training and partnerships between structures.