Top things to do in Ambalavao

Wildlife Reserve in Ambalavao

Réserve d'Anja

This 370,000-sq-metre reserve encompasses three mountain-size boulders (the three sisters) ringed at the base by a narrow forest full of ring-tailed lemurs. Anja's lemurs are famous for sunning themselves on the bou…
Market in Ambalavao

Zebu Market

Ambalavao hosts the largest zebu market in the country. Tough, wizened herders walk from as far away as Tuléar and Fort-Dauphin to sell their cattle. It is quite a spectacle, especially as the animals make their way…
Workshop in Ambalavao

Soalandy

Madagascar is home to an endemic species of silkworm, which feeds on tapia trees in the wild and whose cocoons are threaded and woven like 'conventional' silk. The fascinating production process of this 'wild silk' …
Workshop in Ambalavao

Fabrique de Papier Antaimoro

This workshop showcases the production of a unique kind of paper, made from the bark of a local bush, which has flowers pressed into it. Antaimoro cards, envelopes and picture frames are all for sale.
Bakery in Ambalavao

Tsienimparihy

This bakery-cum-restaurant has made a name for itself for the quality of its cakes and bread. The food is good too: expect plenty of chicken/zebu in sauces, omelettes and noodles.