The zebu is sure to feature in any trip to Madagascar and is of great importance in everyday life. The zebu is a visible sign of wealth, an essential part of farming and also plays a leading role in local culture.
Discover the Manambolo River, which flows through the western part of the country, gently crossing the regions of Melaky and Menabe. The journey down the Manambolo, which is more adventurous than the Tsiribihina, begins after a few days of trekking through the desert hills of the west. It is an excellent way to gain direct access to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park!
Located A2 kilometres from Toliara, the Antsokay Arboretum is home to a great number of plant species from southern Madagascar. As you walk amongst the different trees, a guide will explain the role of each substance in the daily life of the region's inhabitants. A wonderful introduction to the culture of the south of the country
Discover an amazing Malagasy forest where baobabs of many strange and different forms await you. It will be the unique opportunity to learn more about the flora and fauna of Madagascar and to participate in their conservation.
Discover the world of tea in the enchanting setting of the Sahambavy plantation, the only processing and exporting factory on the whole island. A historic and technical visit that will reveal all the secrets of this famously complex aroma or the more gentle fragrance of vanilla tea!
If you are looking for a bit of coolness and your budding adventurer's spirit is growing as you progress through the Highlands, make a stop to explore Ranomafana National Park! A fun and informative walking tour awaits you in the tracks of native lemurs and amphibians, along lush trails in a decor of primary forest at the edge of the Great South.
My advice for a hike in Betsileo country, in the heart of the Madagascar Highlands, discovering scenes of peasant life from the Malagasy Highlands. I promise you authentic encounters with local people!
The city of Antsirabe is the country's third-biggest city with around 200,000 inhabitants and a height above sea-level of 1500 metres. It's the coldest place in Madagascar and the temperature can drop to 0°C in winter. When i say 'cold', it's more 'chilly', because although the nights can be rather cool, the days are warmer once the sun comes out.
Apart from the frighteningly deep sea, the sight of migrating whales in the bay of Saint-Marie between July and September each year offers a truly magical and moving experience... It's one of the tourist attractions that draws many visitors each year to this little island with the heavenly perfumes!
Morondova is the departure point for most of the excursions in the region. Although it doesn't have anything really interesting to see in it, it is a very charming sleepy town. On the recently refurbished beach you can enjoy the warm waters of the Mozambique channel.