Fiona Herring
Fiona Herring Travel Specialist
"Not everyone realises what superb beaches are found in Madagascar… in the north west, but also the south and on Ile Ste Marie."

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...
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
Antsiranana, known as Diego Suarez until 1975, is the capital of Madagascar's northernmost province.  It has one of the world's most beautiful deep-water harbours, complete with a photogenic sugarloaf mountain.HistoryA ring of mountains surrounds the town, which has a diverse...
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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