Anjajavy Things to Do
Picnic Lunch on the Deserted Beach
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 and the food so you don't have to carry anything. You can swim there and there is shade under the big tree.Related to:
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Boat Trip to Moramba Bay
From Anjajavy Hotel you can take a boat trip along the Mangroves and out into Moramba Bay.
You can stop and see the ancient burial caves along the way, where the ancestors of the village people are buried.
There is an ancient Baobab Tree which is sacred and it is forbidden to walk around it anti-clockwise or to visit it on Thursdays!
If you return through the Mangroves at Sunset it is lovely to have your Sundowners on the boat watching the sun set over tyhe bay and the mangroves.Related to:
Explore the Caves
In this region there are a number of limestone plateaux, eroded by rain into spectacular formations which are known as ‘tsingy’.
There are also a lot of of underground rivers and caves. If you are near to caves at sunset you may see lots of bats flying off to feed during the night.
You can explore the caves with a guide. I don't like caves myself, but my husband really enjoyed this and came back with nice photo of a lovely little fuzzy faced fruit bat. The caves are underground so you have to climb down a ladder to get into them, and once you are in it is, of course, very dark so a torch is a good idea.Related to:
Flying the only Option
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.Related to:
Anjajavy Warnings and Dangers
Swimming from the Marina
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.Related to: