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Soanierana Ivongo

Soanierana Ivongo (Madagascar)

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3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
100-mile drive from Antananarivo in a car or coach
When to go
From April to October (dry season), hurricane danger between late December and mid-April

Reviews of Soanierana Ivongo

Julie Sabatier Seasoned Traveller
73 written opinions

Located on the shores of the Marimbona River, Soanierana Ivongo is the gateway to two very different worlds. It is the dock for boats that go to Sainte Marie island.

My review

The Sainte Marie region is good for observing humpback whales that come there to breed from July to September. The breaching and flipper play, basically the love dance of these cetaceans is a spectacle you won't want to miss during your trip to Madagascar !

The Ambatovaky Reserve is only accessible by navigating two hours up the Marimbona River. The reserve covers more than 230 square miles. You can see a dozen species of lemurs, as well as the serpent eagle, one of the rarest raptor species in the world.

As for traditions, certain days are sacred in this region. So you will never see a farmer using a metal tool or working in his rice fields on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Sundays!

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