Nestled in the middle of an exotic garden, Mananjary is a destination of choice, combining both scenery, discovery and beautiful sandy beach. The port city is 161 km from Manakara, stands out for its landscapes of unimaginable beauty. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city center, Mahela Lake near Anilavinany and directly overlooking the sea offers many things to discover. Surrounded by beautiful villages, it is famous for being the place where the adventurer Jean Laborde ran aground. Currently, there remains only the chain of his boat.
Towards the discovery of the Pangalanes Canal
City of charm par excellence, Mananjary stands out for its exceptional biodiversity. A small pirogue ride on the Pangalanes Canal is essential. From the Mananjary river station, natural lagoons and streams follow each other harmoniously. Very rich in biodiversity, Pangalanes spread in the heart of a remarkable landscape, welcoming many plant species such as mangroves, palm trees, ravinala, etc.
Mananjary, a cultural destination
Anyway, Manajary wants to be unavoidable especially for its cultural monuments dating back several years. Among the most impressive, the Vatolambo or Vatosarilambo Ambohitsara will not fail to attract the attention of visitors. It is a wild boar statue created in the early 12th century by Indians from Mangalore. Another version of the story is that it goes back to the time of Arab immigrants. The village is accessible by river, offering throughout its length a succession of lush vegetation and historical monuments. A trip to the village of Ambohitsara is also a unique opportunity to discover the famous sacred white elephant.