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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]