Top things to do

Cultural Centre in Parc National de Ranomafana

Centre ValBio

This international training centre for the study of biodiversity is housed in attractive buildings on the edge of the national park. If you have any interest in the scientific research going on in and around Ranomaf…
Madagascan in Parc National de Ranomafana


Perched on a hill overlooking the national park, Varibolo scores equally high on location and taste. The food is simple – grilled chicken, romazava (beef and vegetable stew), sandwiches – but always good. It's right…
Madagascan in Parc National de Ranomafana


A long-standing favourite, Manja serves big portions of traditional Madagascan food such as romazave, ravitoto (pork stew with manioc greens) and hen'omby ritra (zebu in tomato sauce). Their flambé bananas are the b…
Gardens in Parc National de Ranomafana

Ranomafana Arboretum

Located about 2km east of Ranomafana, this stunning arboretum is worth visiting for its scenic location alone. There are hundreds of species of tree here, many of which are extremely rare. There’s a self-guided walk…
International in Parc National de Ranomafana

Le Grenat

Everything from the soups and pastas to the zebu kebabs or the poulet coco (chicken in coconut sauce) is cooked just right at the convivial Le Grenat. They also serve local crayfish in season (spring).