Destinations

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Ambohimanga Rova

Ambohimanga Rova in Antananarivo refers both to the place and to the Palace of the Kings, which was built on this site.

The largest construction works were carried out under the reign of the Merina King Andrianampoinimerina. The oldest parts of the complex dates from between 1740 and 1745.

Ampefy

Apart from a place completely isolated from the hustle and bustle of the big cities, the village of Ampefy offers you a unique and contrasting landscape. Located to the west of Antananarivo, the road to this region leads to the volcanic highlands, which are very present in the region.

One of the main attractions in the Ampefy region is a visit to the Lili waterfall. Located in Antafofo, you can already admire the beauty of the volcanic region along the road to these famous waterfalls.

Anakao

During the colonial period Anakao was a busy fishing port, and this is still the main occupation of the villagers today. Just after dawn every morning you can see the fishermen setting sail and dozens of tiny sails fluttering across the water.

Anakao has some beautiful beaches, and off the coast lies Nosy Ve. This tiny island has a white sand coast and is home to hundreds of tropical birds.

The reefs off Anakao offer good diving and surfing opportunities. While snorkeling you can see a myriad of fish, including surgeonfish, angelfish, butterfly fish, groupers and rays.

Andasibe

The Andasibe-Mantadia National Park was founded in 1989 and comprises with its 154 km² two areas. Both parts belonged to the same humid forest and were divided into two parts because of human activities.

The Indris are the largest lemurs on Madagascar and grow up to 1 meter in size. Andasibe is the best place to watch the Indris all year round and listen to their piercing calls.

Apart from the Indris, 13 other lemur species live in these forests. There are also some local endemic fish in the small rivers and hundreds of insects, including some exceptionally large and colourful butterflies.

Andringitra

Because of its indescribable beauty of the imposing mountain ranges and the spectacular panorama, the Andringitra massif has been protected since 1927.

Well over 50 frog species also live in the protected area and around 1000 plant species from Andringitra are still known today. Its highest point is Pic Boby.

Over 100 different bird species, 13 species of lemurs and about 40 other mammal species can be found here.

Ankanin'ny Nofy

Akanin'ny Nofy or "The nest of dreams". It's the beautiful lakeside resort, roughly 22km northeast Brickaville.

In the Palmarium Reserve you can see about ten species of lemurs, some of which are quite close, including Indri lemurs, Sifakas etc.

In the near with a boat trip the nocturnal rare Aye Aye lemurs (finger animal with long middle finger, Daubentonia madagascariensis).

Antananarivo - Rova

The Rova of Antananarivo is the former Royal Palace of Madagascar. It is situated at an altitude of 1462 m on the highest elevation of the capital, the Analamanga, and is thus almost 200 m above the quarters of the lower city.

It is the resting place of the greatest monarchs of the country: The most impressive stone tombs are located to the left of the main gate. The plain grey ones are those of the kings, while those of the queens are painted red (red was the colour of the nobility).

Belo sur Tsiribihina

The Tsiribihina is a river that flows from the central plateau of Madagascar down to the west coast.

A river trip on the Tsiribihina and a visit to the so-called Tsingy of Bemaraha are highly recommended.

This is probably one of the most extraordinary experiences or attractions you will ever find in Madagascar.

Fianarantsoa

On the way to the medium-sized town, you will discover a more modern city, where the commercial and industrial area is located, which contributes to the economy of the region.The third level of Fianarantsoa, called Upper Town, is on the other hand the sanctuary of the remains of the past and the history of the city.

In the south of Madagascar is the city of Fianarantsoa. Built on the top of the hill Ivoenana, the capital of the Betsileo tribe is about 400 km away from Antananarivo. The translation of the place name would be: Fianarantsoa, the city where the good is taught. There also the ideal places to taste the good wine.

Ifaty

Trip to the thorn forest: Beyond the coast road begins the bizarre thorn forest of thick baobabs, thorn bushes and aloe vera plants.

The beach of Ifaty is blossom white, several kilometres long, very shallow, because an offshore 200 km long coral reef protects this section and transforms the otherwise rough sea here into calm clear water in which bathing and diving is possible without danger, but only at high tide. At low tide the water is too shallow.

Ile Aux Nattes

The Ile Aux Nattes, locally simply called Nosy Nato, is quickly becoming the new beach paradise in Madagascar. And it is easy to understand why it has started to overtake the Nosy Bee places as the number one beach paradise in all of Madagascar.

It is a classic tropical island, with sweeping white beaches and overhanging palm trees, a turquoise sea with waves breaking over the reef, a gentle breeze and a lush green interior.

Isalo

Isalo National Park was already designated as such in the 1960s and has been under comprehensive protection ever since.

Strictly speaking, the park is a table mountain range that has risen from the Jurassic Sea over many thousands of years.

Now multicoloured sediment layers lie in bright daylight and let their fascinating and mysterious play of colours shine in the sun.

Numerous animals such as lemurs feel at home here and will certainly meet you on your tours.

Crystal clear streams and rivers cross the majestic landscape, blue ponds with clear, inviting water and tropical palm trees and other plants provide unforgettable impressions.

Mahambo

It has a beautiful quiet beach, a large lagoon and a vegetation denser than that of Foulpointe. Surfers will be able to improve their skills on the beach of Mahambo.

Manakara

Visit the hole of the commissioner and canoe trip on the famous Pangalane Canal.

The majority of Manakara are from the Antehimoro or Antimorona ethnic group (morona meaning bank). The inhabitants’ daily activities consist of fishing, weaving mats, building canoes and making Antehimoro paper. This product has made the reputation of the region and is used to create scrolls, cards or postcards.

Manakara - Fianarantsoa

In most other European countries, train journeys have become such a matter of course that very few people can still enjoy them. In Madagascar, the rules are completely different, as a train ride is much more spectacular on the island and by no means possible everywhere.

On the way, you will be able to observe the nature and the green landscape, as well as the small village and its inhabitants in the middle of the street.

The journey from Manakara to Fianarantsoa covers a total distance of a little more than 160 kilometres, passes over more than 60 bridges and through almost 50 different tunnels. The journey runs at a speed of around 15 kilometres per hour and the doors normally remain open during the journey.

Manambato

At the bottom of the lake, the cursed wife would have built a village with her slaves. When the water is calm, some say they can see the falafa (traditional huts) at the bottom of the abyss. As in all sacred places in Madagascar, it is forbidden to bring in and eat pork on the site.

Manambato is primarily an access town for the Pangalanes Lakes, but it's also home to a lovely white-sand beach on the shore of Lac Rasobe.

Named after the first wife of the giant Darafify. He would have installed her on the lake to make rice paddies, but in her absence, she would have cheated on him. The husband, mad with anger, would then have drowned her in the lake.

Other fady (forbidden): wearing gold jewellery while bathing in the lake. Otherwise, the welcome and the smile of the villagers are also legendary. Wherever you go, people will greet you by saying "Mbarakaly e"!

Miadrivazo

Discovery of highlights of central Madagascar with dry areas of the west coast. The west is an arid area, but with often abundant rainfall from December to March.

On the way there are beautiful natural and mountain landscapes to discover.

Morondava & Baobab Allee

The city of Morondava is characterized by its famous Baobab avenue.

The Baobab Avenue is a veritable boulevard of baobabs and was protected as a "natural monument" only in July 2007.

Nosy Be

Nosy Be Madagascar’s number-one beach destination, the island of Nosy Be has all the ingredients you'd expect: soft white sand, turquoise waters and wonderful seafood.

A paradise for water-based activities with its sunny climate most of the year, diving is the top draw, and there is plenty of swimming, snorkelling, sailing and fishing. Operators offer excursions to the surrounding islands with their beautiful beaches and great diving opportunities.

Once you’ve had enough of seascapes, head for the rolling landscapes of the little-explored hinterland: as well as the brilliant Parc National Lokobe, there are ylang-ylang and vanilla plantations, crater lakes and waterfalls, and miles of dirt tracks accessible only by foot or quad bike.

Nosy Iranja

Nosy Iranja is made of two smaller islets: Nosy Iranja Be and Nosy Iranja Kely. Those thosse bits of land are connected by a thin 2 km long stretch of sand.

At low tide, you will take fully advantage of the place, but watch out for the rising tide ! You will be delighted by the landscapes’ beauty, turquoise blue water surrounding the lagoon which reflects the sunlight and make the sea sparkle.

This peaceful place will delight those seeking relaxation and a change of scenery. They will also have the chance to enjoy any aquatic and land activities they want!

Nosy Komba

Tranquillity prevails as there are no cars, neither electricity. Beauty of nature and sweetness of life make it a most attractive place to be.

Nosy Komba is known for its many small and inhabited beaches as well as for its emerald like water. Nosy komba is a small jewel of nature, increasingly visited and becoming a mirror of its larger neighbor, Nosy Be.

It is home to many Makis, a variety of lemurians also called Macaco.

Nosy Sakatia

Nosy Sakatia is quiet and tiny,it is part of a protected ecosystem and is famous for its orchids.

It's an easy place to wander around and has several beautiful beaches. Snorkelling here is superb, and there are a couple of excellent diving sites off the island, including a green-turtle protected zone. The island sits just off the west coast of Nosy Be.

Nosy Tanikely

Nosy Tanikely means "island of little earth", which alludes to the small area of the island.

But under water there is much more to see: The colorful, still completely intact coral gardens reach to a few meters before the beach, and accommodate an unbelievable abundance of fish, starfish, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and other sea creatures.

Between huge corals, surgeonfish, pufferfish and groupers find a home. Whole shoals of fish pass by dazzlingly colorful, and with the underwater camera you sometimes don't even know where to take pictures first.

Nosy Ve

Nosy Ve (also written Nossi-Vey or Nossy-Vey during the French colonial period) is a small, coral island three kilometres off Anakao in the extreme southwest of Madagascar with lonely white sandy beaches and low green with little shade.

Local fady (taboos) have left Nosy Ve unspoilt and have provided a safe nesting place for many red-tailed tropical birds, allowing them to approach at close range.

Ranohira

This is a rare opportunity to get to the bottom of the mysteries and enigmas of the blue stone, the consequences of which are often terrible.

Ilakaka used to be an anonymous village, without any history. However, since 1998, when one of the world's largest sapphire deposits was discovered here, the houses have been springing up like mushrooms.

The "blue fever" has broken out. After the sapphire deposits were discovered, 20,000 to 50,000 people came here and stayed. This mining jungle deserves special attention because it represents the other side of Madagascar.

Ranomafana

There are at least 115 catalogued bird species, 30 of which are endemic to the area and are at home in Ranomafana.

Ranomafana is without doubt one of the most spectacular national parks of Madagascar and together with Isalo and Andasibe N.P. one of the most visited national parks of the island.

12 species of lemurs are native to the area and, to the delight of the tourists, are particularly easy to observe. A special attraction are the golden bamboo lemurs, some of which are not far from the entrance.

There are also other mammals such as 7 species of Tenreks, carnivorous bats, the Malagasy striped civet and some mongooses in the beautiful Ranomafana National Park.

Saint Augustin

Saint Augustin - Sarodrano is a 14.8 km round trip near Toliary II, Atsimo-Andrefana, Madagascar.

It leads past magnificent viewpoints. Due to the gradient and distance, the route can be classified as moderate.

It is an excellent place to hike and take a trip into nature.

Sainte Marie

The secondary forest of Ambodena is home to a wide variety of birds, chameleons, geckos and tree frogs. On the primate side, find mouse lemurs, brown bald lemurs, grey soft lemurs and red and white cubs.

As for the Ampanihy forest, it is dominated by a mangrove to explore by pirogue. Sea turtles sometimes land on the beach to lay eggs.

Sainte-Marie is surrounded by several kilometres of fine sandy beach, near the bays of Antongil and Tintingue, other suspected pirate hideouts.

It is subject to fairly heavy rainfall, benefiting from lush nature.Occupying an area of 400 ha, the forest of Ikalalao shelters many varieties of orchids. It is also the refuge of three species of lemurs: the Microcebus, the mouse lemur and the dwarf lemur. The chameleons that live there are all endemic.

Sarodrano

The floristic zonation is visible in spite of mangrove samples: Sonneratia alba at the level of the lower Slikke; then Rhizophora mucronata and Bruguiera gymnorhiza; Ceriops tagal; finally Avicennia marina at the level of the rocky masses located at the base of the cliff.

Sarodrano hinges at the dead cliff that forms the lower part of the great escarpment that limits the Causse de Belamotra. It is surmounted by dunes with little vegetation. It is thought to have been established late, 2,000 years ago B.P. (Battistini, 1995).

On the cliff side, freshwater resurgence can be observed. The mangrove develops there over a width of 150 meters between the Bina cave and the Grande Source.

At the edge of the sandy spit, one can see the remarkable homogeneity of the mangrove: Avicennia predominates but leaves the place to Ceriops in the undergrowth.

Tsimanampetsotsa

Tsimanampetsotsa Nature Reserve is a 432 km2 national park on the south-west coast of Madagascar in the region Atsimo-Andrefana.

Apart from the sea, there are two very different landscapes in the park that dominate the biotope: a calcareous plateau with dense, mainly locally endemic thorn forest and imposing, pot-bellied baobabs on one side and endless sand dunes along the coast on the other.

The park also has numerous caves and sinkholes, which were created from a former underground stream. Tsimanampetsotsa is an absolute paradise for bird watchers. More than 100 species can be found here.

Tsingy de Bemaraha

About 200 million years ago this unique landscape began to form. The limestone seabed was pushed up, creating a plateau that was hollowed out by the heavy rains and over the years took on its present form of high limestone pillars.

Tsingy is the Malagasy word for "walking on your tiptoes". The mineral landscape actually resembles an almost impenetrable labyrinth of sharp and threateningly towering limestone needles.

The integral reserve consists mainly of canyons, gorges, untouched forests, lakes and mangrove swamps, all of which show an amazing variety of fauna and flora. The rate of endemic species is about 85%, 47% are even locally endemic animals!

Tsingy rouge

Compared to the Tsingy de Bemaraha in the west, the red Tsingy are made of sandstone and not limestone and are therefore much more sensitive. The reddish colour is given to this formation of hundreds of peaks from the red laterite earth, which is so typical for Madagascar. The peaks of the Tsingy rouge are up to 10 meters high and shine in various shades of red.

The Tsingy rouge are located in a gorge where more and more tsingy appear due to erosion, but also tsingy disappear due to wind and water erosion. So this formation changes again and again and makes it especially interesting.

The red tsingy are located in the north of the island, about 50 km from Diego Suarez. The Tsingy can be reached within an hour via a sand road.