Top things to do in Antananarivo Highlands

Top Choice Palace in Ambohimanga

Rova

Poised atop Ambohimanga hill is the Rova, the fortress-palace. The walls of the compounds were constructed using cement made from sand, shells and egg whites – 16 million eggs were required to build the outer wall a…
Top Choice International in Ivato

Savanna Cafe

With lovely views from the terrace, a warm welcome from the Cameroonian owner Paul Roger, Savanna Cafe is a terrific choice at any time of day. The Malagasy and West African dishes are especially well-executed but i…
Wildlife Reserve in Antananarivo Highlands

Lemurs' Park

You'll find nine species of lemur at this private reserve, 22km west of the capital. It's a good place to visit if you haven't yet seen lemurs elsewhere, or if you need one final lemur fix before you go! The lemurs …
Farm in Ivato

Croc Farm

This is an unusual place: a commercial crocodile farm that breeds crocs, as well as a zoo where you can see the reptilian giants in all their basking glory, along with lemurs, chameleons and even the rare fossa (str…
Workshop in Ivato

Le Village

Around 30 highly skilled artisans work here producing intricate scale models of historic ships, fishing boats and famous vessels. Everything is made by hand – from miniature cannons to the ships' sails. One model ta…
French in Ivato

La Terrasse de Tydouce

This well-regarded French restaurant along the main road through Ivato has creative dishes such as profiteroles of wild mushrooms, local classics such as medallions of grilled zebu and French mainstays such as snail…
Museum in Ilafy

Ethnographic Museum

This museum illustrates tribal life around Madagascar with exhibits including model tombs, hunting and fishing tools, modern wooden carvings, and information about magic and religious rituals. A knowledgeable guide …