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Antsohihy

Practical information on Antsohihy

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Off the beaten track
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
400 km from Diego-Suarez by airplane or car
When to go
From April to November
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Antsohihy

Simon Hoffmann Seasoned Traveller
185 written opinions

The city of Antsohihy has a population of approximately 25,000 inhabitants. It is located in the Sofia region of northern Madagascar, on the National 6 between Antananarivo and Diego-Suarez and mid-way between this latter and Mahajanga.

My suggestion:
If you pass through this city during your trip to Madagascar, stop off to visit the special reserve of Bora.
My review

The name of the city means "the place where sohihies grow", the sohihy being a tree that used to be very common in the region and was used mainly in boat construction. Unfortunately, today there are only a few specimens left, deforestation has taken its toll on the majority of them.

The special reserve of Bora is situated 35 km from Antsohihy. It is home to many native species of birds, including the very beautiful red fody and some species of aquatic turtles and other reptiles. The reserve is also the territory of 6 species of diurnal and nocturnal lemurs.

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