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Ambatolampy, Madagascar

Andraikiba 

This lake was a typical weekend retreat for French settlers. To get there take the road to the west towards Betafo and turn left after six kilometres onto a narrow track which ends at the lake. The place was once very popular among sailing lovers, though the sailing centre is not rehabilitated yet. You can surround the lake on foot in about 1 hour or even do it on a horseback. Bathing is also possible during the summer months. You will also find some stands selling precious stones but don´t expect them to be true! If you decide to stay overnight there is a hotel just at the lake’s shore, but notice that two “fadys” exist here: no pork meat is allowed in its neighbourhood and no piece of silk fabrics would soak in it neither. There is a legend about the lake too: a prince who could not decide between two young women let them cross the lake swimming. The first to arrive should become his wife. Unfortunately one of them was pregnant and drowned. It is said that whispers of the spirit of the dead beautiful princess can be heard since then every dawn…

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