Top 5 Must Do's in Antananarivo

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There some Antananarivo must do's when you reach this city which is the capital of Madagascar. You are sure to enjoy your stay here.

Among the many things to do here are sightseeing, enjoying wildlife like birdwatching, and for the adventurous you can go hiking.

Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve

A visit to this reserve is an Antananarivo must do. Take a tour to one of the most unique places in all of Madagascar. This place full of limestone eroded valleys and hills. The spectacular views are breathtaking. You will also find jungles, lagoons, and marshes that are untouched.

Wildlife Tours

As for wildlife, this place is full of all kinds of endangered species. Here you will be able to see lemurs, chameleons and exotic birds in places like the Special Reserve of Andasibe. You will also find rare plants and wild flowers here. Close by is a village where you can witness the culture of the local people.

Royal Hill of Ambohimanga

Another Antananarivo must do's is visiting this hill. You will find faithfuls from all over visiting the various holy places on the hill. Religious rituals are also performed at various places here. The hill was once a place where the nobles of Madagascar used to live. It also a place full of history.


There are various places to do your shopping in Antananarivo. Zoma, which is open daily, is the place for souvenirs. Another market is Tana where you will get all kinds of curios. Independence Avenue is the place to get things like local jewelry or house decorations like wall hangings. You may also get all kinds of beautiful fabric to take home. Also, visit Atelier Jacaranda where you will get all kinds of batiks on sale.   


The last Antananarivo must do before your trip ends is to enjoy yourself. Centre Culturel Albert Camus has various shows, plays and sometimes artists exhibit their paintings. Le Six is a famous joint where you can while away the night. Here, you will get quality music (every night there is a different culture night) and all kinds of drinks. Another place to go dancing is Le Bus where various musicians perform on Thursdays and during the other nights you will get different kinds of music. You may also find them hosting a theme party so make sure you visit this place.

These are the 5 Antananarivo must do's when you travel to this wonderful Madagascan city.

March 26, 2010 change by joekabuya

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