Monday, September 24, 2007

National Geographic chooses BV for Tours of a lifetime list

Blue Ventures' Madagascar Expedition has been chosen by National Geographic Traveler as one of their choices for 'Tours of a Lifetime: 50 of the world's best trips.'

This special edition from National Geographic Traveler is the second annual list of guided tours which offer readers exciting and authentic travelling experiences.

The magazine is available from the 2nd October.

Friday, September 21, 2007

The Malagasy Cup

A unique event is taking place on the south west coast of Madagascar in October. The Malagasy Cup is a race from Anakao to Andavadoaka (where Blue Ventures is based) for traditional Malagasy vessels, boutry and pirogue/lakarna vezo.
The race will be a spectacular event with dozens of vessels making the 200 kilometre journey in five stages stopping at: Tulear; Ifaty; Salary; Ambatamilo and finally Andavadoaka.
More information can be found at the Malagasy Cup website
The organisers are seeking participants as well as sponsors for what should be a memorable and dramatic race.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Madagascar Exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society in London

Meet Blue Ventures at the 2007 Madagascar Exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society

The Madagascar Embassy in London is hosting a Madagascar Exhibition on the 6th October from 2 to 9pm at the Royal Geographical Society in London (more information).

The exhibition is free to attend and is a showcase for Madagascar and the organisations that work there. The exhibition is the perfect opportunity to find out more about Madagascar and its attractions, including its unique culture, and diverse flora and fauna. For more information please call the Malagasy Embassy on 020 3008 4550 or email embamadlon[at]

Monday, September 03, 2007

Madagascar On Thames

Madagascar On Thames takes places aboard HMS President (a ship) moored next to Blackfriars Bridge on Victoria Embankment.
Entertainment will include live performers, DJ's and a free Malagasy BBQ on deck. The party starts at 2:30pm and finishes at 10:30pm.

Facilities include on deck seating and BBQ with views across the Thames, a ball room for the dance and a bar and relaxation area.

Tickets cost £15 and are available with full directions in advance by emailing or by calling 07964281899.
Madagascar On Thames Dance Party offers the chance to get together with other people from, or connected to Madagascar and exchange stories, enjoy delicious food and have a proper Malagasy party in London.

We hope you will be able to join us aboard the HMS President on September 23rd.