Faritanin' i Toamasina Things to Do

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Faritanin' i Toamasina Things to Do

  • Ever-changing landscape, Andasibe area

    See flora and fauna in Andasibe park, located in nearby forest area.Fern trees are among plants to see there...Lemurs (esp. Indris, tallest of lemurs), insects, orchids, chamilions deserve attention too.... Find in Andasibe area the gigantic Parson chamilion, for instance: a foot-length one, the biggest in the world in fact.For that reason, going...

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  • Ever-changing landscape, approaching...

    Picturesque scenery while approaching Toamasina cityStalls that sell fruits, weaven baskets rather than flowersThose who buy are generally persons who intend to have a long trip, heading to Tana for instance.You may buy above mentioned items. Above all, have a go on fitsa, sunripen and dried banana wrapped and tied in bananatree leave. Yummy!

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  • Ever-changing landscape, peasant hut

    This time, peasant hut is isolated... Typically of East coast!Something I noticed durung this trip is that the more you go East, the smaller houses are. I cannot even imagine that someone is living here. Off course, while approaching Toamasina urban area, houses are of "normal" size again.Enlarge to see design.

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  • Visit city of Toamasina

    Bustling markets, city that lives with port activities, spicy smell around warehouses and hot nightlife. Those are among things you would encounter there. Frangipani scent and yummy delicacies too...Go to my Toamasina city page since I used to stay there rather than in any other East coast city.

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  • Ever-changing landscape, a village

    East coast little houses (made of wood and barks) adjoin with concrete houses .. but already this green landscape. This guy has finished his work and rests a bit. This is typical scenery in Madagascar countryside when sun sets. Village people just sit in front of their houses, looking at passers-by, at setting sun... The picture was taken late...

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  • Ever-changing landscape, thick forest

    Home of thousands of medicinal plants, orchids, insects and more generally endemic fauna and flora.Along roadsides, you will find stalls that sell orchid types, as well as cyclamen and other flowers.Here a picture of orchid plants in Andasibe area.

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  • Ever-changing landscape, eucalyptus...

    As you leave Tana area, this is dominant foliage from Angavokely. A forest station there, made of eucalyptus and orchid plants.Since you are driving through Antananrivo province, conifers and eucalyptus are mains tree species you will find. It's only when descending to coastal area that you will find thick deep forests.

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  • Smell sea, listen to sea, get asleep...

    It's not a joke but I find it particularly interesting and unusual to smell sea while wandering in a coastal city. Every part of a place at seafront makes you aware of sea presence. Sea smell, docks activities, and even at night, sea sounds. I like hearing waves crashing down on shore while I am in my bed... This hits me every time I go to a...

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  • Ever-changing landscape I

    When I made Tana-Toamasina trips, I noticed that apart from altitudes changing, flora contributes a lot in moulding those landscapes... houses as well.

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  • Boating in Lakandranon' Ampanalana

    Lakandranon' Ampanalana is a channel that the French (ex-settlers) had fit out in 1949 to enable trade and commodities transportation from a East coast village to another. Prior to the works on Lakandrano, traders used to load and download goods at every entry. "Ampanalana" derives from "manala" verb that means "to remove". Ampanalana is the place...

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  • Nosy Boraha (Ste-Marie)

    Visit this kind of "heaven on earth" island. Turquoise water edged by a coral reef... And above all, in August- October, you can watch whales passing by... It is made of a series of tiny islands covered with a lush flora: clove trees, cinnamon trees, cocoa trees, vanilla plants and other orchids.. Yes, vanilla is of orchid type. Wonders are in wild...

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  • Visit city of Toamasina suburbs

    Located in the Eastern coast of Madagascar, Toamasina is the first Malagasy port city. * See there Parc zoologique Ivoloina (Duke Primate Center, to see lemurs and flora) in North Toamasina (11km from center). * Tahiti kely ("Little Tahiti") beach * Foulpointe (a beach resort in North Toamasina, 59km). Interesting from a historical point of view...

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  • National and private nature reserves in...

    * Vakona Forest Lodge (private) is in Andasibe, near (in) Andasibe national reserve. This concept is the one I like most. One may rent a bungalow within the forest lodge and have activities to discover nature (horseriding, trekking) and other sport activities. It comprehends a manmade pound, swimming pool and sport...

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