Most Common and Economical Way of Travel to Mahajanga (in fact to most cities in Madagascar) is Taxi Brousse. They are Frequent, Reliable and Cheap, although for some it may not be so comfortable. The Journey is on the RN 4 which is abrasive but no big bumps or pot hole (if the vehicle's glass are loos then the banging noise can be terrible)...more
Various Companies operates from Majunga to North Madagascar (Antisiranana province) CTVA is most reliable.The Fare is listed (photo attached) always good to book a day in advance to get better choice of seats. Majunga Taxi Brousse Station (Gare Routier, same for departure to Antananarivo) is very well organized and all the booking offices are under...more
There are no roads to Anjajavy. The private airline, Air Hotel, provides scheduled air transfers from Antananarivo three times each week. Special air transfers can usually be arranged on other days at a higher price. We got the hotel to arrange our flights as part of our tourist package.more
You can swim from the Marina at Anjajavy hotel but be careful because the current is strong and takes you out of the bay very quickly, and it is then difficult to get back in to the beach.We had to shout the boatman on the beach to come and get us, which he did.more
The hoteol will arrange for you to have a picnic lunch on one of the deserted beaches, with champagne and delicious food. It is very dificult to find this little beach and cove on your own as it is well hidden. The first time we knew it was there was when we had our picnic.The staff set everything up for you - table and chairs, coolbox with drinks...more
Tsingin' i Bemaraha
Every tip on VT should be labeled "Off the Beaten Path." Because the path here took 8 plus hours by 4 x 4 from Morondava. But, it is one of Madagascar's wonders and it is worth the trip. The amazing karstic limestone formations, out in the middle of Madagascar, which is out in the middle of nowhere Indian Ocean, makes you feel like you are on some foreign planet. Climbing up and down into the caves and across the bridges over these razor-sharp rocks made this trip lots of fun. Knowing that so few people will ever get to see this place ups the cool value for me, and seeing lemurs in the forest leading to the rocks sealed the deal.
It is intensely "difficult" getting here, and the park does indeed close for a good portion of the year due to rain, so call well in advance to the park rangers. Do NOT trust the travel agents anywhere in the country on whether or not the park is open.
We were DEVASTATED when we were told that the park was and would be closed for the next few weeks. Thankfully, when we called, we were told by the rangers that the rains had stopped weeks ago and the roads were not only passable, but that the entire park was open for viewing.Related to:
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