- Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
"Where there are lots of plantations": Ambilobe gets its name from the thousands of acres of sugar cane plantations located on its land. Its sugar and rum production flows through Port St. Louis, the second largest port on the island.
Located in the Mahavavy Valley, the town of Ambilobe is interesting due to its proximity to the Tsingys of Ankarana Reserve, named after its mountain range. A landscape of strange ridges and impressive limestone formations in impossible balancing positions and having sharp peaks. Seeing a baobab take root in these rocks is astonishing!
It was a shelter during conflicts, and a sacred place for the Antakarana: the caves there contain royal graves, and people say that they contain the king's war treasures.
These caves are also home to more than half of the species of bats on the island, including the smallest and the largest in the world!