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World heritage site · Religious Site
Ambohimanga , Antananarivo
Set the most important political and spiritual seat of the Malagasy Merina people at Ambohimanga, a fortified royal palace and a World Herita
Tours from $95
Lemurs' Park , Antananarivo
Meet some of Madagascar's lemur population at Lemurs' Park, a rehabilitation and release center for many species of this endangered creature.
Tours from $112
Croc Farm , Antananarivo
See basks of captive crocodiles lazing in the sun waiting for their meal at Croc Farm, a commercial crocodile farm breeding the animals for m
Admire images of people from everyday life carved into the stone walls of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, part of a royal complex. Built for Qu
Tours from $1,644
Tsimbazaza Zoo , Antananarivo
Get a glimpse of Madagascar's abundant wildlife at Tsimbazaza Zoo, a zoological and botanical garden. Built on what was once a sacred place w


Parks · Castles · Zoos
Surrounded by verdant rice paddies, Madagascar's capital and the country's commercial and cultural hub, Antananarivo boasts a rich history and heritage, evident in its numerous historic buildings, colonial-era neighborhoods, and archaeological museums. With a pleasant, dry climate, and quaint, leafy streets, the city can provide a pleasant base point for exploring Madagascar. Things to do in Antananarivo can include visits to its colorful open-air marketplaces and a plethora of churches and squares, as well as an exploration of a diverse dining scene. Make Antananarivo central to your Madagascar travel plans using our Madagascar day trip planning app.

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Clustered in the central area, Antananarivo accommodations range from budget-friendly hostels to upscale hotels for those with deeper pockets. A number of simple hotels and guesthouses provide affordable lodgings, often with breakfast and free Wi-Fi included. If you're looking for a mid-market place to stay, several modern hotels offer accommodations in the heart of town.
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