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 […]
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).
Chez Madame Chabaud (off Ave. du Général de Gaulle, Mahajanga) – located in a small town on the north coast of the island, this restaurant has been highly recommended by visiting foreigners. Dishes are prepared with care and the restaurant is especially well-regarded for its seafood dishes. The restaurant is tucked away in a little […]
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 […]
Tarangire National Park – located three hours (140 km) southwest of Arusha, Tarangire National Park deserves much more and should be added to any Tanzanian eco-tourist itinerary for two reasons: First, not only does Tarangire boast a variety of wildlife as exotic as its landscape, but the park is also home to Tanzania’s largest population […]
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 […]