Tamatave (Toamasina) in detail


Dangers & Annoyances

Avoid walking at night, particularly alone. It's best not to carry valuables such as cameras around with you (but equally be cautious about leaving them unattended in budget hotels). At night, take a tuk-tuk rather than a pousse-pousse.

Embassies & Consulates

British Honorary Consulate Based out of La Ligne Scandinave shipping-line offices. It's open by advance appointment only.

Internet Access

Butterfly Cybercafé A handful of computer terminals are available at this small internet cafe and computer-repair office.

Cyber Sky Small internet cafe.


There are many banks in the centre with ATMs. There are also plenty of exchange bureaus.

Bank of Africa

BNI Takes MasterCard




Tourist Information

Librairie GM Fakra A few English news magazines, plus maps of the region and postcards.