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Bellavista

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).

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Analakely Market

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 […]

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Chez Madame Chabaud

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 […]

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Andafiavaratra Palace

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 […]

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Andovoke Bay

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 […]

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About Magadascar

Madagascar, an island nation located off the coast of southeast Africa, stands out because of its people, as well as its unique eco-system. The local population is a mix of African and Asian descent (mainly from Malaysia and Indonesia, who were said to have migrated to Madagascar via canoe as far back as 200 BC). […]

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Usambara Mountains

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 […]

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Tarangire National Park

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 […]

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Selous Game Reserve

Selous Game Reserve – located 17 hours (1,000 km) south of Arusha, Selous is Africa’s oldest and biggest game reserve, and one of its last great wilderness areas. Measuring twice the size of Switzerland, it is the largest protected wildlife sanctuary in Africa and is widely accredited as being the most pristine wilderness. This UNESCO […]

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Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater – located 4 hours (191 km) west of Arusha, this is a deep volcanic crater, the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world. About 20 km across, 600 meters deep, and 300 sq. km in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtaking natural wonder. The Ngorongoro Crater is also part of a […]