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Ambalavao (New Valley) is a small city in the central highlands of Madagascar, near [[Fianarantsoa]]. The town has the largest zebu market in Madagascar where herdsmen come to sell their cattle after walking with their zebu herds from virtually all parts of the country. Andringitra park borders the north edge of the town where an WWF office provides information and guides.
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'''Ambalavao (New Valley) is a town in the central highlands of Madagascar with a population of 31,000. The town is the centre of [[Antaimoro]] paper making.'''
  
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Ambalavao is the location of the largest zebu market in Madagascar where herdsmen come to trade their cattle after walking their herds from virtually every part of the country. The zebu market takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays on a hill approximately 1km south along the RN7 road.
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[[Andringitra]] park borders the north edge of the town where an WWF office provides information and guides.
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The National road (RN7) connects with Fianarantsoa and Toliara.<br clear="all"><br>
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The National road (RN7) connects Ambalavao with [[Fianarantsoa]] and [[Toliara]].<br clear="all"><br>
 
 
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[[Image:Ambalavao_01.jpg|thumb|186px|none|Ambalavao town]]</td>
 
<td>[[Image:Ambalavao_02.jpg|thumb|186px|none|Ambalavao market]]</td>
 
<td>[[Image:Ambalavao_03.jpg|thumb|186px|none|Rickshaws in the city]]</td></tr></table>
 
  
 
== Accommodation ==
 
== Accommodation ==
  
[[Image:Ambalavao_05.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Aux Bougainvillées]]
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[[Image:Aux_Bougainvillees_05.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Aux Bougainvillées]]
'''Aux Bougainvillées'''<br>
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'''[[Aux_Bougainvillées|Aux Bougainvillées]]'''<br>
 
MG-303 Ambalavao<br>
 
MG-303 Ambalavao<br>
 
Tel: ++261 2075 340 01<br>
 
Tel: ++261 2075 340 01<br>
Email: [mailto:ragon@wanadoo.mg ragon@wanadoo.mg]<br>
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Email: [mailto:auxbougainvilleesambalavao@yahoo.fr auxbougainvilleesambalavao@yahoo.fr]<br>
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Website: N/A<br>
  
This small pleasant hotel is the stopover for bus services arriving in Ambalavao. It has 16 solar-powered rooms and a restaurant. Guides can be organised at the reception for excursions to Pic Boby, the highest accessible mountain in Madagascar.<br clear="all">
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This small pleasant hotel has 16 solar-powered rooms and a restaurant. Guides can be organised at the reception for excursions to Pic Boby, the highest accessible mountain in Madagascar. The hotel is a regular overnight stopover for bus services passing through Ambalavao.<br clear="all">
  
  
[[Image:Ambalavao_04.jpg|thumb|left|150px|View from Hôtel Tsienimparihy]]
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[[Image:Ambalavao 004.jpg|thumb|left|150px|View from Hôtel Tsienimparihy]]
 
'''Hôtel Tsienimparihy'''<br>
 
'''Hôtel Tsienimparihy'''<br>
 
MG-303 Ambalavao<br>
 
MG-303 Ambalavao<br>
++261 2075 341 23<br>
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Tel: ++261 2075 341 23<br>
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Website: N/A<br>
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This hotel is overlooking the market place on one side and has a panoramic view of the picturesque lanscape on the other. Check into the big room on the top floor for the best view.<br clear="all">
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[[Image:Trano_Gasy Guesthouse 01.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Trano Gasy guesthouse]]
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'''[[Trano Gasy]]'''<br>
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Maison d'hôtes<br>
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Andringitra Lot II D 68 Bis<br>
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Ambalakajaha 303<br>
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Ambalavao, Madagascar<br>
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Tel : ++261 331 1264 27 or 331 4306 78<br>
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Email: [mailto:contact@tranogasy.com contact@tranogasy.com]<br>
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Website: [http://www.tranogasy.com www.tranogasy.com]
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Trano Gasy, meaning traditional Malagasy house, is a guesthouse in traditional [[Betsileo]] style, entirely made of materials from the country. It has eight quiet rooms overlooking the Andringitra National Park.
  
This hotel is overlooking the market place on one side and has a panoramic view of the picturesque lanscape on the other. Check in to the big room on the top floor for the best view.<br clear="all">
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'''Note:''' This guesthouse is located in [[Namoly Village]] approximately 45km outside Ambalavao.
  
 
== Further information ==
 
== Further information ==
  
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* [[Ambalavao photos]]
 
* http://www.madagascar-tourisme.com/article.php?article_id=86&lang=us
 
* http://www.madagascar-tourisme.com/article.php?article_id=86&lang=us
 
* http://www.lonelyplanet.com/madagascar/central-madagascar/ambalavao
 
* http://www.lonelyplanet.com/madagascar/central-madagascar/ambalavao
 
* [http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Madagascar/Faritanin_i_Fianarantsoa/Ambalavao-2086691/TravelGuide-Ambalavao.html http://www.virtualtourist.com/...]
 
* [http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Madagascar/Faritanin_i_Fianarantsoa/Ambalavao-2086691/TravelGuide-Ambalavao.html http://www.virtualtourist.com/...]
 
* http://www.peace-on-earth.org/Madagascar/index7.php
 
* http://www.peace-on-earth.org/Madagascar/index7.php

Latest revision as of 00:35, 6 September 2016

Ambalavao (New Valley) is a town in the central highlands of Madagascar with a population of 31,000. The town is the centre of Antaimoro paper making.

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Ambalavao is the location of the largest zebu market in Madagascar where herdsmen come to trade their cattle after walking their herds from virtually every part of the country. The zebu market takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays on a hill approximately 1km south along the RN7 road.

Andringitra park borders the north edge of the town where an WWF office provides information and guides.

The National road (RN7) connects Ambalavao with Fianarantsoa and Toliara.

Accommodation

Aux Bougainvillées

Aux Bougainvillées
MG-303 Ambalavao
Tel: ++261 2075 340 01
Email: auxbougainvilleesambalavao@yahoo.fr
Website: N/A

This small pleasant hotel has 16 solar-powered rooms and a restaurant. Guides can be organised at the reception for excursions to Pic Boby, the highest accessible mountain in Madagascar. The hotel is a regular overnight stopover for bus services passing through Ambalavao.


View from Hôtel Tsienimparihy

Hôtel Tsienimparihy
MG-303 Ambalavao
Tel: ++261 2075 341 23
Email: N/A
Website: N/A

This hotel is overlooking the market place on one side and has a panoramic view of the picturesque lanscape on the other. Check into the big room on the top floor for the best view.


Trano Gasy guesthouse

Trano Gasy
Maison d'hôtes
Andringitra Lot II D 68 Bis
Ambalakajaha 303
Ambalavao, Madagascar
Tel : ++261 331 1264 27 or 331 4306 78
Email: contact@tranogasy.com
Website: www.tranogasy.com

Trano Gasy, meaning traditional Malagasy house, is a guesthouse in traditional Betsileo style, entirely made of materials from the country. It has eight quiet rooms overlooking the Andringitra National Park.

Note: This guesthouse is located in Namoly Village approximately 45km outside Ambalavao.

Further information