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 Raoull

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

Tour Manager

Saholy is working for Boogie for more than 20 years now. She started as an in-house guide and then moved to travel consulting. She is at the head of the operations today. She makes sure the tour booked by the team are well organized. She also designs tours everywhere in Madagascar for groups booked by the biggest travel agencies abroad.

Vivi Razaka

Travel Designer & Expert Guide

Vivi is working for Boogie Pilgrim for more than 20 years! He started as an in-house guide and then helped building the 2 lodges. Vivi is now guiding tours and designs special interest tours for Boogie Pilgrim. He comes from Fianarantsoa and his favorite region in Madagascar is the South.

Cedric Thomsen

Sales & Marketing Manager

Cedric is working for Boogie Pilgrim since 2015. He helps the team to better introduce the mysterious destination that Madagascar is! He is also in charge of social medias and advertising campaigns for the group. Cedric comes from France, but was born in Africa. He is passionate about the continent and his favorite part of Madagascar is the Northern region.

Hassanate Mohamed

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.

Julien Rafanomezantsoa

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.

Zo Rakotoaridera

Senior Travel Consultant

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!

Bodo Andrianasolo

Senior Travel Consultant

Born in Madagascar, Bodo grew up in the highlands. Passionate by her country and its multiple faces, she quickly was interested by the tourism industry. Madagascar is a fascinating island with outstanding landscapes, high endemicity rate and welcoming inhabitants. Bodo has only one wish: make you discover this appealing island where time seems to have stopped.

Mihary Andrianjarivelo

Junior Travel Consultant

After graduating from Tourism School in 2017, Mihary joined us in 2019. With 2 years of experience, she starts at Boogie Pilgrim with enthusiasm and energy. Let her take care of your trip to share this good mood with her.

Rindra Ramiaramanana

Junior Travel Consultant

Rindra joined us recently (2019), she has one year experience in the tourism industry but knows well the island. She’s working on tailor made tours in Madagascar and was born & raised in Moramanga, in the east of Madagascar. Rely on Rindra to get the best tour in Madagascar, she will make sure everything will go well!