Born in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, Rija has been leading tourists through her home nation for more than two decades. Her expert knowledge, underpinned through studies in English and tourism, is combined with a true love for people and nature. When she’s not guiding tours through her home city or Andasibe National Park, she works with the scouts, organising beach and village clean-ups and inspiring the next generation.
Expert Knowledge in:
History, nature and culture of Madagascar
Eco-initiatives in Madagascar
What you say:
“Our group leader, Rija was excellent and what really made the holiday great. She was very knowledgeable, full or tales about the different tribes and passionate about her country. She made the trip special, organising birthday cakes, local dancing and when someone mentioned the beach would be a great place to have a camp fire, the next evening it appeared with more dancing. Thanks Rija” – Mark
“The tour leader Rija is the best that I have ever met on an Exodus trip. Her vast knowledge and infectious passion made the trip even more special and memorable” – Charlotte