Antsirabe

Antsirabe is a city where life is good, the air is pure and the climate is cool throughout the year. A stay in this region will project you into "the kingdom of rickshaws". Indeed, these are abundant in the city and are appropriate to move through the large avenues lined with jacarandas. Moreover, rickshaw shooters can guide you through the city to discover interesting sites

Antsirabe, a city in the Central Highlands of Madagascar, 169 km south of Antananarivo, is nestled at 1500 m altitude. Antsirabe, famous spa is in the middle of a volcanic landscape.

Antsirabe is a city where life is good, the air is pure and the climate is cool throughout the year. A stay in this region will project you into "the kingdom of rickshaws". Indeed, these are abundant in the city and are appropriate to move through the large avenues lined with jacarandas. Moreover, rickshaw shooters can guide you through the city to discover interesting sites

The city is rich in history and remains of the past are still visible. The Europeans were the main occupiers of Antsirabe. In 1872, Norwegian missionaries settled there and during the twentieth century it was the turn of the French settlers. The latter built many buildings there: post office, station, gardens, etc. Moreover, there is a certain influence of the colonial era through the architecture of some residences and hotels. A ride on a bike or on foot will allow you to appreciate the beauty of the city. The red, blue, green or yellow buildings blend with beautiful gardens and landscapes.

A small tour of the city allows to admire the work of local artisans. You will have the opportunity to visit different workshops: miniature rickshaw manufacturing, making objects based on zebu horns, weaving from natural fibers, ... You will be able to get to know Malagasy art and its products. talented craftsmen.

The volcanic lakes of the region are popular tourist sites, namely lakes Andraikiba and Tritriva. Both contain legends that make their mystery. The Andraikiba site is 7 km from the city. It is ideal for relaxing, the setting being soothing. Tritriva is about 12 km from Andraikiba. The lake is spectacular in its shape evoking the map of Madagascar and its rather dark color. It is nestled at 1881m altitude and bordered by volcanic rock walls above which you can have a panoramic view of the site.

Also called "the city of water", Antsirabe is famous for its many hot springs. Literally, the name of the city means "where there is a lot of salt" in reference to the presence of minerals in the waters of hot springs. There are seven hot springs in the region, including Ranomafana and Ranovisy. The latter is a flagship product of the city because of its therapeutic virtues. The city is known as the "Malagasy Vichy".

A visit to the Ranomafana National Park is interesting to admire the wealth of Malagasy biodiversity. The park is home to the thermal spring of the same name. The scenery and the scenery are breathtaking. Rivers, waterfalls and waterfalls crisscross a tropical rain forest. Various species of medicinal plants, orchids, giant fangs and carnivorous plants give an exotic touch to the site. In terms of fauna, the park is home to around 12 species of lemurs, including hapalemur aureus and hapalemur simus, two rare species. In this natural setting, reptiles, rodents, bats, butterflies, eels and so on also coexist.

The rugged terrain offers many elevated sites to have a breathtaking view of the beautiful landscape. Many more or less sports circuits are proposed to admire every corner of the park. A hike of a few days in the middle of nature is possible for the adventurers in search of further exploration. A camping site has been set up for this purpose.

Antsirabe offers many possibilities for a well-filled stay. Stroll through the city, visit the park and thermal springs are sure to fascinate you. The destination is ideal for recharging and relaxing.

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