- Encounters with locals
- Nature, Adventure & Sport
- Sustainable Tourism
- Off the beaten track
The city's surroundings consist of coffee, vanilla, and various spice plantations, including pepper, cinnamon and cloves, which bring life to the region. This is an opportunity to explore the surrounding area and thus discover the inhabitants' way of life. Mananjary is located 100 miles from Manakara, which is the terminus of the famous train between Fianarantsoa and Manakara.
Every 7 years, the ceremony of Sambatra, the circumcision festival, is held, during which the children of the Antambahoaka ethnic group are circumcised, marking their passage from childhood to adulthood. These traditional rituals are the time for particularly joyous festivities - sambatra meaning joy or happiness - that last nearly a month.