Ambanja is the capital town of the disctrict by the same name in northern Madagascar. The town is located along the beautiful Sambirano river.
The population is approximately 30,000. About 60 percent live from farming and the most important crop is cocoa. Other important crops include vanilla, rice and coffee. Industry provide employment for about 26% and the services sector for about 2%. Approximately 10 percent of the population make a living from fishing.
Ambanja is enroute Nosy Be approximately 20km from Ankify harbour, where boats to Nosy Be and Nosy Komba depart. There is a domestic airport but which is currently not served by Air Madagascar (March 2010).
Accommodation in Ambanja
Tel: 86 935 32 or cellphone 032 41 172 75 / 032 02 379 09
B.P 176 Place de l'Oua
Tel: 01 43 84 21 69
Tel: +261 3207 208 87
Lot 01-06-AC 0020
Tel: +261 20 86 50259 or +261 32 04 58466
Other hotels with missing details:
Hôtel Bougainvilleas (or Bougainvillier), Sambirano (tel: +261 86 920 60), Chez Sachine, Le Cocotier, Salama Rose, Moderne, Le Roxy Hôtel Salama, Rose Hôtel (BP. 54 Ambaibo, Ambanja), Les Cocotiers Hôtel, Relax Hôtel Restaurant (BP. 25 Tsaramandroso, Ambanja), Flores, Kofmad, Le Palmier d'Or, Riviera.
- www.diana.gov.mg Homepage of the Diana region of which Ambanja is a part.