visit madagascar with Sonja Gottlebe

Sonja Gottlebe

Founder & General Manager

Sonja is in Madagascar since she was 6 years old. She is originally from Germany so she started Boogie Pilgrim in 1988 to sell tours in Madagascar to her compatriots. Since then, the business has increased with the opening of 2 lodges, a sport-tourism sister company and an international sport event. Sonja is still the managing director of the travel Madagascar company, 30 years later.
visit madagascar with Patrice Raoul

Patrice Raoul

Project Manager

Patrice is the face of new projects at Boogie. He joined the company in 2012 and since then is in charge of business innovation. Its two man projects he has to handle are the annual Ultra Trail running race in the North of Madagascar and the opening of accessible tourism tours for disabled people. Patrice is also in charge of promotion abroad with Sonja, especially during international tourism exhibitions.

Saholy Razafindratsima

Product & Groups Sales Manager

Saholy is working for Boogie for more than 20 years now. She is at the head of tourism departement and manages 06 travel consultants today. She is also a group travel specialist. She organizes tours everywhere in Madagascar for groups booked by the biggest travel agencies abroad.

Zo Rakotoaridera

FIT Sales Manager

Zo started at Boogie Pilgrim in 2008, as booking agent. She manages now the FIT (Fully Independent Travelers) department with two booking agents. She is from Antananarivo but her favorite region is the East of Madagascar, because it’s green and tropical. Zo is the person in charge of your requests made on the website, don’t hesitate hit the contact button for a fully tailor-made tour!

Hassanate Mohamed

FIT Travel Consultant

Hassanate joined the company in 2008 and since then she became a true expert of family and couple tours in Madagascar. She come from Mananjary, a city in the tropical East of Madagascar. Her favorite region is the North of Madagascar and especially Diego Suarez for the white sand beaches, crystal blue waters, and national parks. Visit Madagascar with the help of Hassanate to live an extraordinary experience.

Lucienne Rasehenondriaka

Group Travel Consultant

Seheno is working for Boogie Pilgrim since 2013. She helps Saholy to plan tours in Madagascar for groups. Her clients are the biggest travel agencies from everywhere in the world. Seheno comes from Ihosy, a city located exactly in half way between Andrigintra and Isalo National Parks. Her favorite region is Fort Dauphin, where the green mountains meets with the wild Indian Ocean.

Vahatra Ratsimba

Flight Booking Agent & Adventure Travel Consultant

Vahatra is working for Boogie Pilgrim since 2012. She started as travel consultant and then moved to booking agent position for flights bookings. Vahatra recently got new attributions for Boogie Events, the Adventure brand of Boogie Pilgrim. She come from Antananarivo and her favorite region in Madagascar is the North.

Julien Rafanomezantsoa

FIT Travel Consultant

Julien joined us in 2016. He works with Zo and Hassanate to build the best tailor made tours in Madagascar. He is from Fianarantsoa, a city located in the center of Madagascar island, between grape and rice fields! His favorite region is the center of Madagascar, especially the Ranomafana National park with its huge waterfalls and the wet tropical forest.


Group Travel Consultant

Altought Aina joined us recently (2017), she’s definitely not a beginner in the tourism industry, with several years of experience. She’s working with Saholy in the group department. She is from Antananarivo and her favorite region is Sainte Marie Island, in the east coast of Madagascar. This small island is a paradise on earth. Rely on Aina to visit Madagascar is the best way for you to make sure everything will go well!