- Encounters with locals
- Art & Culture
Of course, Ambositra has its Rova, a former royal residence found in many cities, that you'll come across regularly during your trip to Madagascar. All across the city, the colour red is dominant, with traditional earth homes having balconies that show off the woodworking art of its inhabitants. And you have to see the beautiful sculptures overlooking the tombs in the cemeteries. Statuettes, the famous geometric patterned boxes, as well as basketry, pottery, mats, and items made from zebu horn... There's quite a wide selection! You can even taste local honey, as many beekeepers have chosen to make the area their home.
In the surrounding area, about an hour's walk away, you can admire the Andriamamonta waterfall, regarded as a place of purification. And at a height of 4400 feet above sea level from the city's viewpoint, you can admire rice terraces, fields and eucalyptus forests...