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Beraketa (Madagascar)

Practical information on Beraketa

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2 / 5 - One review
How to get there
Two and a half hours from Fort-Dauphin by car
When to go
From April to November
Minimum stay
A few hours

Reviews of Beraketa

Seasoned Traveller
200 written opinions

Beraketa is a little bit like the world's end. Located on the National 13 between Betroka and Ambovombe, the city is essentially a waypoint on the track leading to Ihosy or Fort-Dauphin.

My suggestion:
Unless you are passionate about mica mining, give this one a miss.
My review

The village is known for its black mica mine that is established nearby and managed by a private company. The mines can also be visited and are the only real tourist attraction of the place. The landscape of the region is dominated by a few hills and the vast grasslands that are typical of the arid climate of the Androy region.

The track that leads to Beraketa is studded with a few paved sections, but most of the journey is on a chaotic dirt track that is virtually impassable during the rainy season when the earth turns to mud and makes progress very difficult, even with a 4x4. In short, it is very likely that Beraketa will only be a short stop during your tour of Madagascar.

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