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Category: Highlands

Unveiling the Enchanting Allure of Lac Tritriva: History, Access, and Activities

Tritriva: a sacred lake with fascinating stories The southern part of the “Red Island” offers a diverse range of landscapes, including mountains, forests, and unique climates. One of the key attractions is Lake Tritriva, a large volcanic crater lake located in Antsirabe. Surrounded by dense pine forests and boasting beautiful green waters, Lake Tritriva is […]

Unveiling the Rich History and Architecture of Ambohimanga Rova

The Sacred Hill of Ambohimanga Ambohimanga, originally called Tsimadilo and then Amhitrankanga, was named the “blue hill” by King Andritsimitoviaminandriana in the 18th century because of its lush vegetation and charming forest. After sharing his kingdom in 1710, Andriamasinavalona designated Ambohimanga as the capital for one of his sons. This is where Andrianampoinimerina, a renowned […]

Urban Life in Madagascar

Madagascar’s City Dynamics Urban life in Madagascar is marked by routine and stress, with cities bustling both day and night. There are six major cities, each with its unique lifestyle: Antananarivo, Mahajanga, Toamasina, Fianarantsoa, Antsiranana, and Toliara. In addition, several other significant urban areas include Moramanga, Antsirabe, Morondava, Fort-Dauphin, Antalaha, Manakara, Maevatanana, Antsohihy, Tsihombe, Ambalavao, […]

The Alaotra Rice Bowl

Alaotra’s Agricultural Heartland The RN 44 highway and a railway line connect Moramanga to the Alaotra basin, located 160 km to the north. This 1,800 km² depression is dominated by Lake Alaotra, Madagascar’s largest lake. The effective water management of this 182 km² “great sea” has transformed the region into one of the island’s primary […]

Andasibe-Mantadia National Park: A Tropical Haven

Introduction to the Park A must-visit for nature enthusiasts, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, located just three hours from Madagascar’s capital, embodies the essence of a mid-altitude tropical rainforest (930 m-1050 m). An extensive network of hiking trails through the gently rolling hills makes it easy to explore this 12,810-hectare sanctuary. Even those new to wildlife spotting […]

Moramanga

Moramanga serves as the capital of one of the eighteen districts within the Toamasina province, which is among the largest (7,424 km²) yet moderately populated due to its extensive forest coverage. The town is nestled in a valley where the constant humidity, stemming from the proximity to the Mangoro river, has encouraged the growth of […]

Exploring the Rich Culture and Scenic Landscapes of Eastern Antananarivo – Madagascar Island

The RN2, a road connecting Antananarivo to Toamasina on the east coast, passes through beautiful places like the lush forest near Moramanga and the Andasibe Mantadia reserve. Aside from being a busy weekend route, the valleys around this road also hide villages with rich histories waiting to be explored during a leisurely stroll. MAROZEVO – […]