Majunga is the largest city on the entire west side and the 3rd largest city in Madagascar. Despite the ghostly air of the city and its lesser interest and dusty look, it is still worth stopping by. Majunga (or Mahajanga) has a certain cachet thanks to its ethno-cultural mix and its Sakalava, Indian, Muslim, colonial and Merina architecture. It is one of the hottest place in Madagascar.
The small port town of Soalala is a very rural place, the base to start excursions to the Tsingy de Namoroka and Baie de Baly National Park.
Baly Bay National Park
Located in the northwest of Madagascar, approximately 150 km from Majunga, the park covers an area of 57,162 ha where, between rivers, mangroves, coastal dunes and lakes, you will make great discoveries while enjoying the superb beaches and Coral reefs in the marine park.
Tsingy de Namoroka National Park
The Tsingy de Namoroka National Park offers a unique landscape of majestic formations, made of a crystalline limestone up to 30 meters high, where caves and walls, dense semi-deciduous dry forest, savannah, marshy area, canyons and swimming pools natural meet.
Antrema Protected Area
6km south of Katsepy, this protected area is occupied by an ecosystem made up of a dry forest on dunes, humid forests, lakes and a marine park with mangroves. Crowned sifakas are considered sacred in the area.
Boeny Bay and Antsoheribory Island
Baobabs and palms dots infinitely the landscape of the Boeny Bay.
Antsoheribory Island, just in front of Boeny Bay, is a notable site of the Mahavavy Kinkony Complex Protected Area. The remains of the Sultans' houses, tombs, barracks and mosque can still be found on this old 17th century Arab trading post. These constitute the traces of the Antalaotra civilization. In addition, you can admire and explore an impressive baobab forest of the species Adansonia digitata.