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"Your day in the capital" : ANTANANARIVO

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Is it the start or the end of your holiday in Madagascar and you have a spare time to secure your flight/your trip in the capital? Do you transit in Antananarivo before continuing your adventure in this great island? Or do you just want an overview to initiate you to the ambiance of the country?

If you don't want to be stuck between four walls and want some more discovery, let us help you enjoy those times in Antananarivo at your ease.

The capital city offers different activities. In the center, among the main attractions is the very animated lower town with its narrow streets and avenue, local markets, monuments, the Anosy lake, ... The upper town apart from offering a panoramic view, teaches more about the origin of Madagascar by its historical places like the "palace of Manjakamiadana" and many others.

Further North, the "Ambohimanga royal palace" attracts most curiosity. After about 1h drive through the city, arrive in a peaceful country side. This place, listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, retains the traditional aspect of Merina kingdom, and Madagascar itself. This site is situated within a stunning landscape that reflects centuries of Malagasy history.

For those who are addicted to wildlife and nature, choose your way to the "Lemurs Park" or the "Croc Farm". These are small private reserves which deserve at least an hour visit each. The first is a botanical garden which holds few species of introduced lemurs, reptiles. The second one is a crocodile farm, where one can meet some reptiles and lemurs. If you like birds, check the "Tsarasaotra lake" or even the "Tsimbazaza Zoo" with many other animals.

Madagascar Touring put at your disposal comfortable vehicles equipped with experienced guides/drivers. Just tell us when and how much time you have in Antananarivo and we will organise it as you like. It is better to have a plan before starting the day but we, our guides can just exchange ideas of how you would like it and even adapt your request according to each situation (flight changes, ...).


  • The Rova of Manjakamiadana
  • The Ambohimanga royal palace
  • The "Lemurs Park"
  • The "Tsarasaotra lake" ... 

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