From the Alaotra Mangoro (Moramanga) and its primary forests to the east coast that combines the nearby seaside pleasures and those of river cruises on Pangalanes are cumulative discoveries historical and cultural village meetings and immersion within a lush.
The Alaotra – Mangoro
Less than two hours from the capital, the tour leads to the drastic falls of Andriamamovoka through typical villages of the highlands overlooking their fields. First approach to an area that must be a stage several days before approaching the East Coast.
Moramanga is a historic town that has a National Museum of the gendarmerie and remains driven by the incessant flow of rickshaws. Of this city, it is nice to take a train towards the lake Alaotra to discover rice fields but also the banks of the largest lake in Madagascar, which houses the "Bandro" a lemur aquatic takes refuge in areas that surround the lake and its islands. You will visit Zahamena National Park World Heritage Site by UNESCO to meet the propithecus diadema, beautiful orange peel lemur, and continue the path of smugglers in a few days and many bivouacs to the east coast. Unique experience and adventure guaranteed.
The National Park of Andasibe-Mantadia is, meanwhile, more easy and comfortable. The jewel of the region owes its reputation to the largest lemur, the indri indri or "babakoto" easily observable day or night. Exceptional performance of the discovery of entire families and their young within a vegetation where pandanus tree ferns and try to capture some rays that manage to intrude between the dense foliage.
Uninterrupted succession of more than 400km of natural lagoons and lakes, rivers and estuaries along the shores of the Indian Ocean from which it is separated only by a narrow strip of land hosting some towns, Pangalanes help from to encounter a welcoming population.
From Brickaville by the river Rianila, it is possible to reach the waterway fitted there over a hundred years and observe, over water, the channel: children splashing and send you to smiling "hi! "Washerwomen, many canoe or boat the most varied (and rudimentary) made some simple bamboo overloaded intertwined their cargoes of bananas ...
The spectacle is everywhere on water and on the banks during stops to discover a distillery, witness the return of the fishermen who face breaking with their frail craft or simply enjoy prawns purchased, a few minutes earlier, by a fisherman cross the channel ...
The Pangalanes constitute an original facet, totally exotic and relaxing in this great country. Drag to dusk on the narrow canals lined with pandanus, and elephant ears niaoulis in silence broken only by the laughter of children can lead to a majestic lakes, provides real emotions.
Toamasina and its surroundings
The great port of East deserves to stay. Toamasina has a beautiful architectural heritage, large and bustling markets or crafts, fruits and vegetables, spices and flowers mingle in a joyous mess around but also sacred as the famous "beloved square" and its towering ficus religiosa. Toamasina is a city that lives at night: several excellent restaurants, lively bars and cabaret, night clubs ...
By National Route 2 or the Pangalanes you can join, twenty kilometers of the Palmeraie Ivondro and 3000ha planted with oil palm. Circuit "scents" is punctuated with ylang ylang, melaleuca, vanilla, ravintsara ...
A ten kilometers north of the city, the Zoo Ivoloina is nestled in a forest station. Green haven where contemplate 10 species of lemurs, reptiles and amphibians, and through observation station, many birds. Boat ride on parts water or along forest tracks to the discovery of 75 species of native plants.
Foulpointe Mahambo and the resorts
The charm of these resorts by the sea is to have kept their authenticity and in particular a very beautiful vegetation. From Toamasina, the road to these two fishing villages are dotted with craft stands and sneaks between sea and lagoons leaving discover beautiful plantations (lychee, clove, coffee ...).
Foulpointe, the most popular resort on the east coast, has beautiful beaches and a shallow lagoon. It has a golf course and remains of a fort built in the early nineteenth century, the walls of which one enjoys a panoramic view over tens of kilometers of coastline.
Mahambo is an extremely small paradise preserved, hemmed huge almost virgin beaches and coves but easily accessible. Many recreational sports including surfing in the company of fishermen and their sailing canoes. Ideal place to relax.
Biosphere Reserve Mananara
National Route 5, which Toamasina joined this exceptional biodiversity spot is a spectacle in its own right. This track dominates the seashores of beauty is lost on beaches, crosses (with trays) and river estuaries to reach places simply magical. At the height of the village Antanambe, sandbars are perpetually covered with a multitude of seabirds.
The particularity of the Biosphere Reserve of North Mananara is to be composed of a lowland rainforest and a coral plateau. Landward of well-groomed trails lead to the meeting of flora and fauna of extreme biodiversity. Forest, views can admire the lagoon from which emerge three small islands and white sand beaches lined with palm trees and cycads Barringtonia. Rocky shores and coral collection alive, all diving in clear waters where fish are abundant 'grazers of coral. " If heaven exists, it should not be located too far from these landscapes.
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