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Bay of Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Bucht von Diego Suarez 2017

Antsiranana, better known under its old French name Diego Suarez, is located at the northernmost tip of Madagascar. The city is situated on a beautiful 250 km² bay with white beaches where the waves of the turquoise-blue Indian Ocean run out. After the bay of Rio de Janeiro, it is the second largest natural bay in the world. Actually it …

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Red Tsingys

Tsingy rouge

On the edge of the Analamerana National Park, between the towns of Ambilobe and Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), lie the red Tsingys (French Tsingy rouge) in the Diana region. It is only 50 km from Antsiranana, but on an increasingly bad road. It is a photographically very worth seeing formation of several hundred small sandstone needles. Unlike the other Tsingys of …

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Lily’s waterfall

Lilys Wasserfall

150 km west of Antananarivo lies Ampefy, near which a large, very worth seeing waterfall rushes. The RN to Ampfey is in good condition, the waterfall itself is reached by a slightly slippery dirt road that can be used by an all-terrain vehicle. Legend has it that a white man once lived here on his plantation, his daughter’s name was …

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Antsirabe

Antsirabe (“where there is a lot of salt”),is located about 170 km south of the capital Tana in the highlands in the province Antananarivo. It is easy to reach via the RN7. Antsirabe is one of Madagascar’s largest cities with over 200,000 inhabitants and a lot of sights. Economically Antsirabe is one of the most important cities in the south …

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Lake Tritriva

Lake Tritriva is an emerald green lake, located about 15 km from Antsirabe in Madagascar’s central highlands. The next town is Belazao, which is easy to reach via RN34 by 4×4. The lake is of volcanic origin, approximately 160 m deep and part of the eponymic mountain Vakinankaratra region. People of lake Tritriva tell the legend of Rabeniomby and Ravolahanta, …

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Jungle express

Fianarantsoa is located on the RN7 and can be easily reached via it. From there, the “Jungle Express” with its rustic diesel locomotive from 1936 runs on an old, approximately 163 km long railway line, but even the wagons are hardly younger – here you can experience pure nostalgia and adventure. The line was built during the French colonial times. …

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Nosy Be

Nosy Be

Nosy Be simply means “big island”. It is located on the northwest coast of Madagascar and with its 325 km² is one of the main tourist destinations in Madagascar. Nosy Be is of volcanic origin, in the sacred (fady) lakes within the former craters live crocodiles today. Today Nosy Be is also known as “the island of fragrances”, as ylang-ylang …

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The crocodiles’ lake

The Lake of Crocodiles is located in northern Madagascar between the cities of Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) and Ambilobe. The next town west of the lake is called Anivorana North, is accessible via the RN6 and belongs to the Antsiranana region. The lake itself is actually called Antagnavo, is of volcanic origin and is known for its countless crocodiles (Crocodilus niloticus …

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Madagascar’s oldest church

Kirche auf St. Marie

On the east coast of Madagascar, on the island of Nosy Boraha (St. Marie), you will find the oldest Catholic church in the country. It is located directly at the sea on the southern edge of the largest city of the island, Ambodifotatra, and thus belongs to the Analanjirofo region. Nosy Boraha came under French domination as early as 1750. …

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The geysers nearby Ampefy

Geysir von Ampefy

There is an unusual place about 125 km west of Antananarivo near the small town of Ampefy: there you can see the only geysers of Madagascar. To get there you have to drive to Analavory, a town near Lake Itasy. From here you can reach Andranomandraotra, the place of the four geysers, over 12 km offroad track. However, the geysers …

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