Antsirabe is located not far from the Malagasy capital, at an altitude of more than 1,400 meters: we have to say that during the austral winter, it is cold for Madagascar. This ancient spa town has kept its quaint colonial style. Antsirabe is peaceful and calm, perhaps a little sleepy. You can go on lovely mountain bike or horse rides in the Vakinankatatra. In addition, the city has thousands of beautifully decorated rickshaws. Great for hikers, Lac Tritriva and Mt Ibity are great destinations.
Masiakampy is a peaceful fishing village on the banks of the Tsiribihina River of no more than 200 inhabitants, ideal for enjoying the sunset, situated 40 km south of Miandrivazo.
Small town in western Madagascar, only passable during the dry season, from May to November approximately. Tourists adventure this far to visit the National Park of the Tsingy de Bemaraha. The hotels are not located in the village center but, this sleepy place deserve a visit. Lively place at night from July to October.
Capital of Menabe, Morondava is located on the delta of the river of the same name. The city has always struggled with the sea. It has thus conceded 2 km of rich cultivated plains to the place called "La passe Bethania", in the space of only a century and a half. Morondava is less than 19 km from the spectacular Baobabs Avenue.
Belo sur Mer
This small village located 80 km from Morondava is our favorite in the region. It is difficult to get there but once there, your efforts will be rewarded: an adorable bay with its sandbanks facing the sunset, and, from mid-June to September, whales cruising offshore. Village full of wood and palisades, feet in the sand, builders of dhows and schooners, whose know-how comes from Muslim traders and Breton sailors, salines and a reserve of baobab-bottles! On the other hand, the beach is not made for swimming, it is rather used for domestic needs. Great excursion can be organized from here.
Located on the west coast of Madagascar, Morombé is a city at the end of the world. The road connecting the city to the rest of the country is in very poor condition but, the Malagasy government is working on redoing it. Morombé has great potential, a sandy beach, offshore uninhabited islands surrounded by coral reefs, the Mangoky river delta and Lake Ihotry, a true natural reserve which shelters an exceptional bird life. The town used to be a thriving center during the time of the french colonisation.
To get to Andavadoaka, prepare to admire some superb landscapes. On site, the Andavadoaka beach is simply superb: fine sand, turquoise water…. You can admire gigantic baobabs in the area. The famous Enchanted forest of baobabs can be seen upon entering the bay by car. Arguably the best diving/snorkeling site on the west coast of Madagascar.
A beautiful coast with a pure blue lagoon, mangroves, and interminable white sandy beaches. The coral reef is very close. The only problem is that during low tide, The simplicity and the kindness of the inhabitants of Salary warms the heart.