- Encounters with locals
- Nature, Adventure & Sport
- Sustainable Tourism
In a granite and almost desert landscape, Ambalavao and its 30,000 inhabitants is renowned for its zebu market which takes place every Wednesday. In Madagascar, the zebu is a symbol of wealth and power. This sacred animal is often given as a dowry at weddings. It's used as a means of transport, but also for special occasions.
Travel the streets of Ambalavao, planted with beautiful houses with verandas, before travelling forty kilometres or so to explore Andringitra National Park, its villages of thatched roofs, its rice fields and its breathtaking mountains...
The specialities of the town are sericulture and the handmade production of "Antaimoro" paper, from avoha (wild mulberry trees), whose origins date back to the 16th century.