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Top 10 Places To Visit In Antananarivo

Antananarivo is the capital city of Madagascar, in the island’s Central Highlands. Overlooking the city, the Rova of Antananarivo palace complex was the center of the Merina kingdom from the 17th century. It features wooden houses and royal tombs. The pink baroque Andafiavaratra Palace sits in the nearby Haute Ville neighborhood. In the city center, heart-shaped Lake Anosy is ringed


RENIALA Reniala Private Reserve is a small protected area of only 60 ha, managed by an environmental association called Reniala (which means baobab in Malagasy) that is trying to develop eco-tourism in the area. The reserve is located less than 1km from the Mozambique Channel near the village of Ifaty-Mangily, about 25 km North of Tulear. It shelters an amazing, bizarre and unique ecosystem


Tsiroanomandidy This little town 120 km west from Tana is located at the end of the paved RN 1 which turns from this point virtually impassable. Tsiroanomandidy means: “Where only one ruled”. The village is located in a moonlike landscape and its inhabitants are mainly cattle-holders. The place is known for holding one the largest cattle markets of the island which


Analamerana  (or Analamera) is a hardly known and partly unexplored Special Reserve located 20 km southeast from the Amber Mountain National Park. Created in 1956, the Reserve stretches from the east coast until the Analamerana karstic plateau and comprises a surface of 347 km². The reserve is mainly covered by dense deciduous dry forest mixed with rocky formations up to 700 m in the western part. It


Mangerivola Special Reserve is located on the northeast of Madagascar. It was created in 1958 and covers a surface of 120 km². Although it lies only 50 km west from Tamatave, its difficult access still maintains Mangerivola quite isolated and only a few tough travellers come here. The Reserve includes evergreen humid low and high rain forests, which vary depending


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


Andramasina This small, very untouristy town south of Tana lies amid a raw and wild nature. Its major attractions are the Sisaony Falls with its natural pools (access only passable during the dry season) in middle of a thick forest and the tomb of price Andriasolo at the top of the hill. The artificial lake Lac Tsiazompaniry can be accessed by


Tampoketsa-Analamaitso Special Reserve is situated in theprovince of Mahajanga, in the northern part of the island. It was created in 1958 and protects an area of 180 km² of transition forest. This Reserve is located just at the border between the humid rainforest of the east and the dry deciduous forest of the western part of Madagascar. Apart from these two types of forest,


Ambatolampy Ambatolampy (70 km south of Tana) is the largest town between the capital and Antsirabe (70 km south of Antananarivo). It is an important centre of auto mechanics where lots of taxi-brousse are usually repaired. But it is mainly known for its forging and foundry industry (unfortunately the traditional forging art has been lost today). This small typical town deserves


Tsinjorivo Located 46 km from Ambatolampy, bordering southeast of the Imerina, near the eastern forest, Tsinjorivo is a historic site built by Queen Ranavalona 1 in 1884 where she placed a Rova and also a village of app. 100 inhabitants recruited from Betsimisaraka, Anosibe An'Ala and Andramasina. She came here only three times in her life. It is said that the