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Andasibe | Brickaville | Tamatave |
probably one of the most touristy towns in
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- Andasibe national park
See under Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
- Canopy Tour
The association Mitsinjo, an ecotourism project
that works for a sustainable
development of the region, proposes visitors a canopy tour. A team of
professional climbers takes you on platforms constructed high in trees,
descent into the various platforms is done by sliding along a cable
the forest canopy. This tour will offer you the opportunity to observe
wildlife, including lemurs groups that live around. The tour is offered
June to December only.
You can find more information about Mitsinjo on our section about Community tourism and of course on their own website: http://sites.google.com/site/mitsinjo/home
Mobile: + 261 (0)33 12 343 17
This association proposes tree climbing and offers a unique experience allowing you to climb in total safeness without damaging the fragile balance of the ecosystem. The climbing technique is very easy to control, so everybody (including children older than 7) can enjoy this great experience.
Phone: 56 832 05
In the village centre, nice and quiet. Basic rooms with hot water and shared bathroom.
There is a cheap and good restaurant as well, it’s better to order in advance!!
Middle class hotels
Hôtel Mikalo (former Buffet de la gare)
Phone: 56 832 08
Just at the village entrance, camping is possible.
Seven basic chalets plus seven comfortable bungalows,some of them pretty new.
Chalets for 13 €, bungalows between 18 and 30 €
Feon’ Ny Ala
Phone:+ 261 20 56 832 02
It is the first hotel driving from the National Road and the nearest to the Park entrance. It is located next to the forest by a small lake, so you can hear the indri call from your bed!
30 bungalows (with shared bathrooms from 8 €; with private bathroom from 24 € to 35 €). Big chalet for 7 people also available. Camping possible.
Tasty and inexpensive food.
Grace Lodge Andasibe
Phone: + 261 (0)32 05 308 66
Comfortable hotel about 1 km from the RN2 between Andasibe Village and the National Park. All bungalows are charming and nicely decorated and have private bathrooms with hot water. The lodge has a pool and a wonderful garden. Good choice!
Double bungalow 33 €, familiar bungalow for four people 40 €, apartment 45 €
High end accommodations
Vakôna Forest Lodge
Phone: 20 22 624 80
Located 6 Km from Andasibe Village, this is by far the best accommodation in Andasibe. The 28 bungalows (10 for 4 people, 3 twin, 8 double and 7 triple) have all comforts and the lodge has table tennis, billiard, pool and satellite TV. It offers several activities, such as nature walks, riding, canoes tours, etc. Unbeatable location in the middle of the forest and excellent food and service.
Double bungalow for 80 €, triple for 85 € and 4 people for 94 €.
several daily taxi-brousses between Tana and Tamatave driving along
the RN2 and passing “almost” through Andasibe. They
drop you at the T-junction,
from where you need to walk 2 km until the park entrance and 2 km more
reach Andasibe village. This is the best option if you are staying at
Ala, which lies only 300 meter from the main road.
Most people staying at Andasibe village take a taxi-brousse to Moramanga and there they change to a local taxi-brousse to Andasibe, which drop you directly at yout hotel.
The origin of the name of the
town is linked to Mr. Charles Bricka, who was
director of Public Works department at the times of the French colony.
Bricka contributed to the construction of the railroad
Brickaville is a completely unappealing town. If you need to make a stop on your journey do it better at Antsipanana, the village before Brickaville, where the offer of accommodation and gastronomy is at least as good as in Brickaville.
The only two decent restaurants
The foundation Lambahoany promotes community and ecotourism in this area. They organise very interesting treks around the village of Fetrahomby. If you want to experience a real Malagasy adventure, this is a very good choice.
Where to sleep
The best hotel in town, 7 bungalows.
Hôtel Restaurant Mevasoa
Basic and cheap rooms and food.