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Majunga, the city of flowers

Majunga, also known as Mahajanga, is nicknamed the “city of flowers”. Port city and capital of the northwest region of Madagascar, it offers a grandiose natural and cultural landscape. Located at the mouthpiece of the Betsiboka River, many inhabitants of all origins cohabit there in peace and harmony, offering visitors an unforgettable stay. Numerous land and sea activities are available. You won’t get bored…

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Mahajanga

A city between tradition and modernism

Also known as Mahajanga, Majunga is a port city in the northwest of Madagascar. Nestled near the Mozambique Canal, it lies at the mouthpiece of the Betsiboka River. The city is very extended, and you can find your way there thanks to the numerous baobabs that serve as landmarks in the layout of streets and districts. Still unknown, the city offers many natural and historical attractions. Rich by a cultural heritage and an exuberant vegetation, your stay in Majunga promises to be unforgettable. The region is crossed by impressive mountains, great plains and plateaus, but also a savannah where you may see pleasant palm trees.As its inhabitants come from all over the world (Africa, Arabian Peninsula, India, Europe, Asia), it is a very comopolitan city. Don’t miss to admire the beauty of its beaches, with an always-sunny weather, and the whirlwind of landscapes, always more colorful than the others.

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What can you do in Majunga ?

Many activities are proposed! With a rich and varied fauna and flora, many birdwatching tours are available, especially in the new Ampitsopitsoka protected area of the Mahavavy-Kinkony Complex. You will also observe lemurs springing from branches to branches in the mangroves, or a few crocodiles like merged with the rock. Sailors’ hearts will prefer cruises in dinghies or in canoes so as to admire the sunlight lying on the ocher shores of Majunga. For the most athletic, many hiking, mountain biking or quad (proposed by local providers) are awaiting you. Visit Majunga and its region as you wish.

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For the sea lovers and the sailor hearts, enjoy the dhow and canoe cruises where you will admire the sun light going down the ocher coasts of Majunga.

Protected area of Mahavavy-Kinkony

One of the biggest wetlands complex in Madagascar, this area includes Lake Kinkony (2nd largest in Madagascar) and 22 permanent and temporary lakes (depending on the season). Mangroves, coastal beaches, marshes, palm savanna and the Boeny bay, make this place magical. It’s also one of the world’s biggest birdwatching spots as all the (endemic and migratory) birds of the West of Madagasar nest there during the dry season. Ornithology lovers should come to observe the Sakalava rails or Bernier’s teals, which are very rare birds. Accessible from May to November, many providers offer comfortable bivouacs where you’ll be able to freely observe this exceptional avifauna.

 

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Antrema park

6 km south from Katsepy, there is the protected area of Antrema. An ecosystem composed of a dry forest on dunes, wet forests, mangroves, tides and lakes, as well as a marine park. It shelters a rich and varied fauna and flora. Central place of the Sakalava culture, the site is a home for many lemurs, including the “sifaka” (crowned prophesies). These lemurs are considered as sacred ancestors by the inhabitants of Antrama. You will find hundreds of endemic plants, amphibians, reptiles, birds and freshwater fishes. This forest peninsula is therefore registered as the first Malagasy biocultural site as it proposes a conservation and a development program for local communities.

Il faro di Katsepy

Al boccaglio del Canale del Mozambico e della Betsiboka, trovetevi faccia a faccia col villaggio di Katsepy e del sui faro. Dovete attraversare un piccolo pezzo di mare per raggiungere il villaggio e la regione di Melaky al Sud. Costruito dagli immigrati venuti dal Medio-Oriente, la città preserva ancora oggi resti di questi paesaggi. Vicino alla città, si trova anché un faro che supera il circo d’erosione naturale, chiamato il Circo Azzuro, dovè si trova sui muri vari strati sedimentari con un gradiente di colore dal biancho all’ocra rossa, attraverso viola e verde. Un spettacolo incredibile che ci fa rivivere un’epoca fa millioni di anni. In giro del faro, vi troverete sicuramente faccia a faccia con alcuni lemuri curiosi, cinghiali salvaggi ed anché un allevamento di coccodrilli !

Boeny regional tourist office
14, Avenue Philibert Tsiranana
Immeuble MNP (Ex-ANGAP), Manga
401
Mahajanga
Melaky regional tourist office
Betsiboka regional tourist office
c/o Hôtel Betsiboka
Maevatanana
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