Things to do in Antananarivo

Enjoy a Thrilling Experience in Antananarivo

Antananarivo is not just the capital city of Madagascar but also the largest one. Located on the large island off of South Africa and surrounded by beautiful locations, Antananarivo is a popular tourist destination for families as well as honeymooners. Awesome, incredible and wonderful are all words that come to mind when thinking of Antananarivo and its many offerings.


Things to do in Antananarivo

When visiting Madagascar a visit to the capital is a must, and there is a lot of things to do in Antananarivo when on vacation on the beautiful island. Your trip is incomplete without exploring the local markets as well as the activities of Antananarivo.


Lemurs Park Antananarivo

If you are traveling with kids, head towards the beautiful Lemurs Park, where you can explore a variety of different species in a natural setting.


Antananarivo Zoo – Zoological Park of Tsimbazaza

Next up, visit the Zoological Park of Tsimbazaza, where you will come across various rare species. As it is a zoological and botanical garden combined, you will have a superb experience of both flora and fauna. If you are looking for more animal adventure, visit the crocodile farm where you will find numerous species of this well known creature. It is quite exciting to see the crocodiles from a close up view.


Antananarivo Nightlife

Nightlife in Antananarivo is exceptional, with both formal and laid-back restaurants, where you can enjoy the tasty local cuisine.


When to go to Antananarivo

Antananarivo has a subtropical highland climate characterized by mild, dry winters and warm and rainy summers. The city receives practically all of its average annual rainfall between November and April. Frosts are rare and more common at higher elevations. Means range from 20.5 °C (68.9 °F) to 14.1 °C (57.4 °F). As the climate is moderate, tourists can come here at any time. All throughout the year, the place is supplemented with visitors who come with their family and friends, in addition to the friendly locals.


Things to do in Antananarivo

Antananarivo Facts

Population2 075 000
LanguageMalagasy, French
CurrencyMalagasy ariary
AirportIvato, Madagascar (TNR)

Antananarivo average temperatures

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites Antananarivo- Royal Hill of Ambohimanga

This UNESCO World Heritage site consists on an ensemble of a city, a burial site, and an ensemble of sacred places that still today represents a sacred place of worship. The Royal Hill of Ambohimanga site belonged to the civilization that developed between the 15th and 19th centuries in the Haute Terres Centrales in Madagascar, and can be considered the people of Madagascar’s most significant symbol of cultural identity.

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Golf in Antananarivo

While there aren't many places near Antananarivo to play golf, the one 18 hole golf course there is makes up for it. With beautiful scenery and a challening course, the Golf ny Rova stands out as the premier place to play golf in this area on Madagascar.

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