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Katsepy (Madagascar)

Practical information on Katsepy

  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Viewpoint
  • Off the beaten track
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
One hour by boat from Majunga
When to go
Between April and November
Minimum stay
Half a day

Reviews of Katsepy

Seasoned Traveller
193 written opinions

Katsepy is a village near Mahajanga, which is the starting point for some beautiful walks along the coast or inland.

My suggestion:
Go up to the top of the lighthouse to admire the view!
My review

Katsepy can only be reached by crossing the bay of Bombetoka. To do this there are several solutions available: pirogue, boat or the "Baobab" ferry, which makes the crossing twice a day for a journey that takes about one hour. Once there, the area offers you some beautiful walks along the coast or inland... a must-do for walkers!

For a fine view of the mouth of the Betsiboka River and surrounding area, a short hike of approximately 8 km will bring you to the foot of a lighthouse that offers a spectacular panorama. Not far from the lighthouse is the reserve of Antrema, which is home to many plant and animal species: lemurs, reptiles, birds and a large number of plants. A visit to the reserve will also be the occasion to meet the Ampanjaka - the local prince of the Sakalava tribe.

A bird's-eye view of the bay of Bombetoka