Picnic at Lake Andraikiba

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Renowned for its permanent calm, fresh air and numerous art markets, Antsirabe is still known for its volcanic lakes. That of Andraikiba, located about 7 km west of the city, is certainly the best known of all. Her name comes from the cry of a young pregnant woman who drowned in a swimming contest with her rival ... organized by her own husband. The locals often enjoy telling other legends that are as amusing and striking to each other. This lake closely resembles a circle of 5 km in circumference, surrounded by a few tree plants and remains of a nautical complex of the colonial era.

A place where it is good to picnic

A small road makes it possible to go around the lake, on foot or by bike, and to discover it in all its facets. The surrounding area is also home to many quiet and peaceful corners, ideal for relaxing moments with family or lovers. Independent operators offer canoe or pedal boat trips on the fresh waters of the lake. It is even possible to bring your own equipment - both jet ski and jet ski - on the spot, with the permission of the city authorities of Antsirabe II.

An art and culture oriented tour

The former nautical club currently gives way to exhibition stands where works of art and various creations by local artists coexist. The group of gemstone operators in the area also has on-site shops. These stalls display and offer for sale all the range of precious and semi-precious stones encountered in Madagascar: sapphire, ruby, acute marine, beryl, etc. A small detour on these places will not fail to give relief to your halt in Andraikiba.

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