Visiting Antananarivo, Capital of Madagascar
1 Days | 0 Nights
This trip is only possible between April and November.
* Prices per person, based on a group of two people travelling together. For a different number of people, we will create an individual quote.
Founded in the 17th century on a rocky terrain, Antananarivo is the political, economic, educational and cultural heart of Madagascar. Two forts watch over the city, while within the 1.6 million metropole lay royal palaces, many NGO headquarters, diplomatic missions and over fifty places of worship from different faiths. The former French colonial city most prominent feature may be the remains of the Queen's Palace (Rova), located on a hill. Its steep stairways and alleys make “Tana” a challenging but rewarding city to explore on foot.More Information
Day 1: Antananarivo
Antananarivo is the Capital of Madagascar, which is also the largest city of the island, located in the middle highlands. There originates one of the eighteen tribes of the Malagasy population, Merina.
For a one day sightseeing trip throughout Antananarivo, you will be picked up from your hotel by the travel for change Africa representative for a ride to explore, to experience and to feel the lives and story of Madagascar lives.
Showing you on your route the pure life of the Malagasy people and culture heritage… worth seeing; friendly people.
The drive will take you along a “digue-road” across rice fields.
Guiding you to the Zoo at “Tsimbazaza”, the Botanical and Zoological Garden where you can enjoy a visit of the nature, calm with a diversity of animals and trees that make up icons of the Island to the whole world.
In the “haut plateau”, driving you up the hill surrounded by thousands of roofs where you can have a panoramic view of Antananarivo at a glance by a cliff.
Then you will be sightseeing along the roads that take you The King’s palace at Ambohimanga which is one of the twelve sacred hills that surround Antananarivo city center. On each of these mountains lay the Royal tombs that represent now the symbols of Royal history of the Island Madagascar.
You will also be able to buy souvenirs in market (Lisy market).
Through this trip, you will learn all about the Malagasy traditions and customs.