Top things to do in Boeny Region

Top Choice Fusion in Majunga (Mahajanga)

Chez Madame Chabaud

Small, intimate and oh-so-delicious, Chez Madame Chabaud is a Majunga institution. Christiane (the original Madame Chabaud’s daughter) prepares a divine fusion cuisine mixing Malagasy, Creole and European influences…
National Park in Boeny Region

Parc National d’Ankarafantsika

Ankarafantsika (130,026 hectares) is the last strand of dry western deciduous forest in Madagascar, and the need for its protection is obvious – as you drive to Ankarafantsika, whether from Tana or the north, there …
National Park in Boeny Region

Parc National Tsingy de Namoroka

This isolated park is home to that peculiarly Madagascan landform, the tsingy, a dense forest of jagged rocky pinnacles interwoven with deep canyons filled with streams and trees. It's a bit like visiting the more-f…
National Park in Boeny Region

Parc National Baie de Baly

Best known as the home of the critically endangered ploughshare tortoise, this remote park has dense dry, bamboo and mangrove forests, sand dunes and beaches, lakes and rivers. In addition to eight lemur species (De…
Area in Majunga (Mahajanga)

La Corniche

Majunga is all about the Corniche, the palm-lined promenade bordering the sea made up of Blvd Poincarré and Blvd Marcoz. In the evening, residents come here to enjoy a stroll under the setting sun, sip a soft drink …
Cafe in Majunga (Mahajanga)


This cheerful cafe-restaurant serves simple but well-prepared meals, including salads you can tuck into without hesitation and rotating plats du jour such as ravitoto (pork stew with manioc greens) and zebu stew. It…
Lighthouse in Katsepy

Katsepy’s Lighthouse

About 8km southwest of Katsepy, Katsepy’s Lighthouse has sweeping views of Bombetoka Bay and Mozambique Channel. It’s a hot, two-hour walk to get here from Katsepy. Otherwise you can charter a taxi-brousse to take y…
Pizza in Majunga (Mahajanga)

Marco Pizza

This friendly joint with street seating churns out excellent – and absolutely huge – pizzas with a variety of meat, fish and vegetarian toppings. It’s a couple of kilometres from the centre, but every taxi knows whe…
Landmark in Majunga (Mahajanga)

Baobab Tree

At the T-junction with Ave de France, there is an enormous baobab tree (circumference, 21m!) thought to be well over 700 years old. It is considered fady (taboo) to touch it.
Seafood in Majunga (Mahajanga)

Fishing Residence

This hotel-restaurant is well known for its exquisite seafood, such as calamari and prawns in combava (wild lemon) sauce or grilled swordfish.