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Belo sur Tsiribihina

Belo sur Tsiribihina (Madagascar)

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3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
106 km by car or bus from Morondava
When to go
Between April and October (dry season), there are risks of cyclones between the end of December and mid-April.

Reviews of Belo sur Tsiribihina

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73 written opinions

In the heart of Menabe region, the name Belo-sur-Tsiribihina can be transmated as "lots of rottenness". It's the vestiges of a great battle between the Merina and Sakalava people. The roads of the village were littered with bodies, hence the name.

My review

The village is on the bank of the Mozambique Channel, on the estuary of the Tsiribihina. Its agricultural population lives by growing rice, butterbeans, green beans and tobacco. The area has a lot of history. It's there you will find the royal tombs of Tsianitry which houses the grave of King Toera, who was killed by the French army, and Princes George and Pierre Kamany.

Belo-sur-Tsiribihina is also a sacred site because every 10 years it is home to the "Fitahompa" ceremony, during which the royal relics are bathed in the river following precise rituals.

The cleverest among you will go 8km away where, after having crossed the mangrove and the forest on foot, you will be able to admire the tombs overlooked by erotic sculptures....worthy of a very unusual trip !