Village Tourism


Ambodimanga village, 10.5km south of Andapa, is one of several villages participating in this project. Help with agricultural chores, watch dancing, learn to cook rice Malagasy-style and generally take part in village life. You can also stay in a traditional house. Contact the Office Régional du Tourisme de la SAVA in Sambava to book a stay.

The entrance fees include transfers from Andapa, fee for the women's associations for folk dancing, a guide, entrance to the plantations and full board and lodging in the village.

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