Sambava

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Sambava is a town and district on the east coast of Madagascar and the capital of the Sambava and Sava region. The population of the town of Sambava and district was 321,058 in 2015.

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Almost half of the population in the Sambava region live from farming and raising livestock. The most common acricultures are vanilla, coconut and rice farming. Sambava, along with Antalaha, is the centre of vanilla production and the source of much of the world's vanilla export.

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Activities include a visit to the Lopat Vanilla factory to learn about traditional vanilla production, the Center for Learning and Understanding English (CLUE) and the large bazary kely marketplace.

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The town has a stunning beach with sometimes with huge and dangerous waves. Every Sunday there is a big beach party including various events, such as cockfighting, dance competitions and kickboxing tournaments. Every Friday, there is an extended market with various clothing stands appearing on the road between the central taxi-brousse station and the beach.

Nearby excursions include a taxi-brousse drive to Nosiarina and from thereon a 5-hour boat ride by pirogue up-river to Amboahangibe. Alternatively, catch a lift with one of the cargo boats used to transport vanilla pickers during the harvesting season. Marojejy National Park can be reached by road from Sambava.

A domestic airport is located approximately 2km from the town centre with flights connecting Antananarivo, Toamasina (Tamatave), Maroantsetra and Diego Suarez. Scheduled flights are operated by Air Madagascar and Madagasikara Airways.

Transport to/from Sambava

Scheduled flight connection are opereted by Madagasikara Airways and Air Madagascar.


Places

Vanilla exporters

Souvenirs

Restaurants

Beach

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Medical

Hotels and restaurants

Mimi Hotel or Resto Mimi (16 rooms, 4 bungalows)
Tel: +261 (0)32 0761028 or +261 (0)32 04028855
Email: mimi.hotel.resto@gmail.com

La Paillotte - Chez Jo (4 bungalows)
Tel: +261 (0)20 88 998 94 or +261 (0)32 21 221 21 (mobile)

Las Palmas (6 bungalows, 3 rooms)
Tel: +261 (0)20 8892087 / +261 (0)32 4007372
Email: laspalmas.hotel@gmail.com
www.laspalmas-hotelsambava.com

Hotel l’Ambassadeur - Chez Zoé
Tel: +261 (0)32 0292745 or +261 (0)32 0211347
Email: razafizoe@yahoo.fr

Hotel Orchidea Beach II
Tel: +261 (0)32 0438377
Email: orchideabeach2@yahoo.fr

Florencia
Tel: +261 032 0246621

Hôtel Cantonnais
Tel: N/A

Hôtel Carrefour
Tel: +261 8892060 or +261 8892322

Hotel Melrose
Tel: +261 33 1457479 or cellphone: +261 (0)32 04572

Hôtel Paradis
Tel: +261 208892297 or +261 324012689

Hôtel la Romance de Jupiter
Tel (cellphone): +261 (0)32 0463389

Hotel Noumea
Tel: +261 032 0263586

Various

Sambava Newsfeed

SAVA : la SLC à la commune de Sambava - NewsMada - Les Actus De Madagascar
26-Jul-2018 07:19
De Sambava à Ihosy: Rajoelina répond à ses détracteurs - NewsMada - Les Actus De Madagascar
23-Jul-2018 06:42
Madagascan gold: meet the vanilla hustlers – in pictures - The Guardian
31-Mar-2018 07:25
CEPE: Premiers résultats dans six centres d'examen | NewsMada - NewsMada - Les Actus De Madagascar
17-Aug-2018 06:04
Vanilla fever: Fear sours the sweet scent of Madagascar's success - Mail & Guardian
16-Mar-2018 05:08
CEPE – Fuites de sujets a Vohémar : « C'est de la désinformation pure », d'après le Men - NewsMada - Les Actus De Madagascar
13-Aug-2018 06:44
Exportation de la vanille – Le prix fixé par les producteurs - L'Express de Madagascar
25-Jul-2018 02:54
Conheça a tradição do samba duro junino do Engenho Velho de Brotas - gshow
01-Aug-2018 00:43
SAVA : lutte contre la carence en fer dans les écoles publiques - NewsMada - Les Actus De Madagascar
07-Aug-2018 07:41
Sambava - Madagascar: Wind Storm Situation as of 10/03/2017, Grading Map - Reliefweb
15-Mar-2017 02:00


Transport

Additional information