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Mananjary (Madagascar)

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Mananjary is typically the departure or arrival point of cruises on the Canal des Pangalanes, going to or coming from Tamatave or Manahoro.

My review

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.

Canal des Pangalanes, Madagascar
Carlos Ferrer Traveller
My review
Mananjary es la ville point de départ alternative de la visite du canal des Pangalannes. Normalement les touristes partent de Manakara (parce que c’est la ville d’arrivée du train), mais c’est conseillable partir de Mananjary, moins de touristes et plus typique. Le meilleur plan est sans doute acheter du poisson le matin au canal et le manger en barbecue à midi avec le guide !