Derek Schuurman
Derek Schuurman Senior travel and product specialist
"The basic gentleness of the Malagasy people leaves a lasting impression. To experience it is always humbling."

Towns & Cities Holidays

Antananarivo, Antsiranana, also known as Diego Suarez, and Tulear offer a variety of comfortable accommodation and much to explore.

Locations within Towns & Cities

Antananarivo
Almost every trip begins or ends in the Malagasy capital, a city of tiered streets built in and on the twelve surrounding sacred hills, around a long, narrow rocky ridge.HistoryThe summit near the centre of the ridge was easy to fortify, surrounded by marshland suitable for rice cultivation and...
Antsirabe
Antsirabe is a former spa town about 3 hours to the south of Antananarivo. It is the ideal place in which to break the long overland journey between Antananarivo and Ranomafana National Park. The town is known for its craft stalls and semi-precious gem workshops in particular. Touring around...
Tulear
Tulear (Toliara, in Malagasy) is a city of about 100,000 people on the south-western coast of Madagascar and an important port. It stands at the end of the RN7, 1000 km from Antananarivo, and is the crossroads between the RN6, the route north to the beaches and spiny forest of Ifaty (and,...

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