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.
The National road (RN7) connects with Fianarantsoa and Toliara.
Tel: ++261 2075 340 01
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.
++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 in to the big room on the top floor for the best view.