Tips & Tricks
Usambara Mountains – located 9 hours (491 km) southeast of Arusha, the Usambaras consist of two mountain blocks; the smaller is the East Usambaras lying closer to the coast with slightly higher rainfall. This block is less populated and its primary attraction is the Amani Nature Reserves, approached from Muheza, with its botanical garden, butterfly […]
Analakely Market (Arabe Rahezavana, Antananarivo) – Tana’s main marketplace is not a tourist attraction, but a bustling, chaotic destination full of local vendors selling everything from traditional fabrics to household items and souvenirs. Discover stalls overflowing with mountains of colorful fresh produce, including exotic fruits, pungent seafood and local delicacies such as grilled lizard. If […]
Ambohimanga means “Blue Hill” and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site (due to its significance as a symbol of the cultural identity of the people of Madagascar.). Walk through the Merina kingdom, which is a sacred city, and honor the royal tombs and various places of worship like the Royal Pools Sacrifice Stones. Explore […]
Bellavista (Natiora Green Lodge, Petite Anse, Loukintsy, Nosy Boraha 515) – located within one of Île Sainte Marie’s resorts, this seaside bar & restaurant serves Italian dishes and cocktails that can only be found at an exotic place like Madagascar. There is also local entertainment (in which musically talented visitors can join in).
Andovoke Bay (Anakao 602) — on the southwest coast of Madagascar lies the small fishing town of Anakao (19-hour drive from the capital, or a one-hour flight to nearby Toliara Airport). This beachside town and its surrounds make the perfect tropical holiday getaway. Resorts such as the Anakao Ocean Lodge situated on Andovoke Bay hosts […]
Andafiavaratra Palace (9 Lalana Printsy Ratsimamanga, Antananarivo 101) – this pink-walled turreted palace, located on the highest hilltop of the capital, was the residence of Prime Minister Rainilaiarivony of Madagascar, who governed the island kingdom in the late 19th century. The Palace is now a museum. Most of the museum’s collection comprises artifacts rescued from […]