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Ambalavao (New Valley) is a town 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. The cattle market is on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The zebu market can be found on a hill approximately 1km south from the town along the RN7 road. Ambalavao is also the centre for [[Antaimoro]] paper making.
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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.'''
  
Andringitra park borders the north edge of the town where an WWF office provides information and guides.
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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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[[Image:Ambalavao_02.jpg|left|70px]]Ambalavao market
 
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The National road (RN7) connects Ambalavao with Fianarantsoa and Toliara.<br clear="all"><br>
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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 Ambalavao with [[Fianarantsoa]] and [[Toliara]].
  
 
== 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>
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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]
Website: N/A<br>
 
  
 
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">
 
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>
Tel: ++261 2075 341 23<br>
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Tel: +261 2075 341 23
Email: N/A <!-- was tsienimparihy@mel.wanadoo.mg but address not working (03/2009) --><br>
 
Website: N/A<br>
 
  
 
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">
 
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">
  
[[Image:Trano_Gasy_Guesthouse_01.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Trano Gasy guesthouse]]
 
  
'''[[Trano Gasy]]'''<br>
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[[Image:Trano_Gasy Guesthouse 01.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Trano Gasy guesthouse]]
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'''Trano Gasy'''<br>
 
Maison d'hôtes<br>
 
Maison d'hôtes<br>
 
Andringitra Lot II D 68 Bis<br>
 
Andringitra Lot II D 68 Bis<br>
 
Ambalakajaha 303<br>
 
Ambalakajaha 303<br>
 
Ambalavao, Madagascar<br>
 
Ambalavao, Madagascar<br>
Tel : ++261 331 1264 27 or 331 4306 78<br>
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Tel : +261 331 1264 27 or 331 4306 78<br>
 
Email: [mailto:contact@tranogasy.com contact@tranogasy.com]<br>
 
Email: [mailto:contact@tranogasy.com contact@tranogasy.com]<br>
Website: [http://www.tranogasy.com www.tranogasy.com]]
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Website: [http://www.tranogasy.com www.tranogasy.com]
  
Trano Gasy, meaning traditional Malagasy house, is a guesthouse in style of traditional housing of the [[Betsileo]], entirely made of materials from the country. It has eight quiet rooms overlooking the Andringitra National Park.
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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.
  
'''Note:''' This guesthouse is located in [[Namoly Village]] approximately 45 km from Ambalavao.
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'''Note:''' This guesthouse is located in [[Namoly Village]] approximately 45km outside Ambalavao.
  
== Further information ==
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== Additional information ==
  
* http://www.madagascar-tourisme.com/article.php?article_id=86&lang=us
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View all [[Ambalavao photos]]
* 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.peace-on-earth.org/Madagascar/index7.php
 

Latest revision as of 08:28, 6 January 2021

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.

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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

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

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.

Additional information

View all Ambalavao photos