The city of Miandrivazo is considered to be the warmest of Madagascar, its geographical situation makes that there is almost no wind. Miandrivazo is also the starting point to go down the Tsiribihina river by pirogue, an unforgettable experience.
The hottest city in Madagascar
Miandrivazo is a city and commune in Madagascar, in the Menabe region and in the Miandrivazo district. The city is located in a very steep area, surrounded by the Bemaraha Plateau to the west and the Bongolava Range to the east. Miandrivazo is considered to be the hottest city in Madagascar, with an average of 28 ° C throughout the year. According to a legend, the name "Miandrivazo" comes from a statement by King Radama I during a campaign against the Sakalava kingdom. He had agreed to marry King Ramitraho's daughter and had announced that he was "waiting for his wife", "miandry vazo" in the Malagasy language.
Descent of the Tsiribihina
One of the main attractions of Miandrivazo is that you can organize excursions or a trip on the Tsiribihina River. To go down the Tsiribihina, you must be accompanied by a local guide, who can advise you on all that is necessary for the trip. You can enjoy swimming in a natural waterfall and observe different animal species: bats, lemurs, chameleons, etc. The surroundings of Miandrivazo are also suitable for hunting. From the upper part of the city, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the valley, where the rivers Sakeny, Mahajo and Manio join the Tsiribihina.
Take the RN 34 to Antsirabe
The city of Miandrivazo is accessible by road from Antananarivo, the capital. Just follow the RN 7 from Antananarivo to Antsirabe, then to Antsirabe, take the RN 34 to Miandrivazo. The road is well accessible and does not pose a major problem. You can also go to Miandrivazo by bush taxi, the latter take the same route. The distance between Antananarivo and Antsirabe is about 175 km, a bush taxi takes you there in less than 3 hours. Between Antsirabe and Miandrivazo, there is 220 km. You have to change bush taxi to Antsirabe bus station.