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'''Anakao is a small beautiful Vezo fishing village situated on a long stretched beach about 40km south of Tulear, where life can be very relaxed.'''
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'''Anakao is a small beautiful fishing village stretching over a long beach located about 40 kilometres south of [[Tulear]]. With the exception of a fairly small number of visiting tourist, the relative isolation of the village has helped preserve a traditional Vezo lifestyle amongst its estimated 3,000 inhabitants; one of the highest concentrations of [[Vezo]] people found anywhere around the coastline of Madagascar.'''
  
[[File:Anakao_00055.jpg|thumb|left|600px|Central part of Anakao village]]<br clear="all">
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[[File:Water hole Anakao.jpg|thumb|left|600px|Communal water well at Anakao village]]<br clear="all">
  
Due to the bad road condition, the village is best reached by boat from Tulear, which usually take about one hour. During low tide, the transfer begins with a short oxcard ride onto the seabead to reach the pirogue or motorboat. The various hotels in Anakao provide a transfer which can be booked in Tulear harbour from where the boat leaves.
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Due to poor road conditions, the village is best reached by boat from Tulear, which usually takes about one hour. During low tide, the transfer begins with a short oxcart ride onto the shallow water seabed to reach a pirogue or motorboat. Various hotels in Anakao provide transfers that can be booked in Tulear harbour directly from where the boats depart. The fastest transfer is [[Transfert Anakao]].
  
A few basic hotels are strewn over the coastline of the village. These are mostly beach huts, providing a 'life on the beach' experience. Early in the morning countless pirogues can be seen leaving the direction of the open ocean for fishing and returning like sailing regattas with their catch in the afternoon.
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There are a few basic hotels strewn along the coastline of Anakao and past both ends of the village. These are typically simple beach huts, providing a life on the beach experience for visiting tourists. In the early morning hours, countless pirogues can be seen sailing onto the open ocean for fishing trips and return with their catch during the afternoon in clusters of small sailing regattas.
  
 
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<td valign="top">[[Image:Anakao_00006.jpg|185px|none|thumb|Relaxing villagers]]</td>
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<td valign="top">[[Image:Anakao_00006.jpg|185px|none|thumb|Anakao villagers]]</td>
 
<td valign="top">[[Image:Anakao_00003.jpg|185px|none|thumb|Anakao town centre]]</td>
 
<td valign="top">[[Image:Anakao_00003.jpg|185px|none|thumb|Anakao town centre]]</td>
 
<td valign="top">[[Image:Anakao_00040.jpg|185px|none|thumb|Unidentified chameleon]]</td></tr></table>
 
<td valign="top">[[Image:Anakao_00040.jpg|185px|none|thumb|Unidentified chameleon]]</td></tr></table>
  
Behind the village are some tombs, decorated with oars/rudders or zebu horns in memory of the dead. South of the village fragments of eggshells of the world's largest bird, the now extinct [[Aepyornis]] or elephant bird, can be found (it is illegal to take them out of the country).
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Some very large and ancient tombs can be found behind the village and depending on the profession of the buried they are usually decorated with either oars or zebu horns. South of the village fragments of eggshells from the world's largest bird, the now extinct [[Aepyornis maximus]] or elephant bird, can be found scattered along the beach. It is illegal to bring these shell fragments out of the country.
  
 
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<td valign="top">[[Image:Anakao_00052.jpg|185px|none|thumb|Oxcart to boat transfer]]</td>
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<td valign="top">[[Image:Anakao_00052.jpg|185px|none|thumb|Oxcart ride to boat transfer]]</td>
 
<td valign="top">[[Image:Anakao_00010.jpg|185px|none|thumb|Young Vezo guitarist]]</td>
 
<td valign="top">[[Image:Anakao_00010.jpg|185px|none|thumb|Young Vezo guitarist]]</td>
 
<td valign="top">[[Image:Anakao_00002.jpg|185px|none|thumb|Traditional make up]]</td></tr>
 
<td valign="top">[[Image:Anakao_00002.jpg|185px|none|thumb|Traditional make up]]</td></tr>
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The small uninhabited islands of [[Nosy Ve]] and [[Nosy Satrana]] are located just outside of Anakao which are popular destinations for day visitors. Both islands can reached by a short pirogue ride from the mainland.
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Two small nature protected islands, [[Nosy Ve]] and [[Nosy Satrana]], are located close to the coast of Anakao. Both islands are uninhabited and offer no accommodation and can only be visited by day. Boat trips can be arranged usually by fisherman pirogue leaving from the village or via one of the hotels.
  
 
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== Hotels and beach huts in Anakao ==
 
== Hotels and beach huts in Anakao ==
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'''[[Peter Pan]]''' (3 bungalows and 1 loft)<br>
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Tel: +261 (0)20 9492140 (Tulear)<br>
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Email: [mailto:chezpeter.pan@gmail.com chezpeter.pan@gmail.com]<br>
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Website: [http://www.peterpanhotel.com www.peterpanhotel.com]<br>
  
 
'''Prince Anakao''' (27 bungalows)<br>
 
'''Prince Anakao''' (27 bungalows)<br>
Tel: +261 94 43957<br>
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Tel: +261 (0)20 9490199<br>
Email: [mailto:anakao@simicro.mg anakao@simicro.mg]<br>
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Email: [mailto:prince.anakao@gmail.com prince.anakao@gmail.com]<br>
Website: [http://www.prince-anakao.com www.prince-anakao.com]<br>
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Website: [http://www.hotelprinceanakao.com www.hotelprinceanakao.com]<br>
  
 
'''Bivouac Lalandaka/Chez Olivier''' (6 bungalows)<br>
 
'''Bivouac Lalandaka/Chez Olivier''' (6 bungalows)<br>
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Email: N/A<br>
 
Email: N/A<br>
  
'''Safari Vezo''' (23 bungalows)<br>
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'''[[Safari Vezo]]''' (23 bungalows)<br>
Tel: +261 (0)20 9441381 (Tulear) or +261 (0)32 0263887 (Anakao)<br>
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Tel: +261 (0)20 9441381 (Tulear) or +261 (0)20 9491930 (Anakao)<br>
Email: [mailto:safarivezo@netclub.mg safarivezo@netclub.mg]<br>
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Email: [mailto:safarivezo@moov.mg safarivezo@moov.mg]<br>
 
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Website: [http://www.safarivezo.com www.safarivezo.com]<br>
'''Anakao Club Resort''' (6 bungalows)<br>
 
Tel: +261 (0)20 9491957 (Tulear) or +261 (0)32 0760257 (Anakao)<br>
 
Email: [mailto:mda@wanadoo.mg mda@wanadoo.mg]<br>
 
Website: [http://www.anakaoclubresort.com www.anakaoclubresort.com]<br>
 
  
'''Hotel La Reserve''' (6 bungalows)<br>
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'''Anakao Ocean Lodge & Spa''' (18 bungalows)<br>
Tel: +261 (0)32 0214155<br>
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Tel: +261 (0)20 9491957 (Tulear) or +261 (0)20 9492176 (Anakao)<br>
Email: [mailto:quad@dts.mg quad@dts.mg]<br>
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Email: [mailto:anakaooceanlodge@gmail.com anakaooceanlodge@gmail.com]<br>
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Website: [http://www.anakaooceanlodge.com www.anakaooceanlodge.com]<br>
  
 
'''Chez Solange & Christophe''' (3 rooms)<br>
 
'''Chez Solange & Christophe''' (3 rooms)<br>
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Email: [mailto:lacombe-christian@voila.fr lacombe-christian@voila.fr]<br>
 
Email: [mailto:lacombe-christian@voila.fr lacombe-christian@voila.fr]<br>
  
'''Longo Veza''' (7 bungalows)<br>
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'''Longo Vezo''' (7 bungalows)<br>
 
Tel: +261 (0)94 43764 or +261 (0)32 02631<br>
 
Tel: +261 (0)94 43764 or +261 (0)32 02631<br>
 
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Email: N/A <!-- mail to longoveza@simicro.mg bounced -->
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Tel: +261 (0)20 9491435<br>
 
Tel: +261 (0)20 9491435<br>
 
Email: [mailto:lalandaka@moov.mg lalandaka@moov.mg]<br>
 
Email: [mailto:lalandaka@moov.mg lalandaka@moov.mg]<br>
Website: [http://www.lalandaka.com www.lalandaka.com]<br>
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Website: [http://www.lalandaka.com www.lalandaka.com] or [http://www.hotel-lalandaka-anakao.com www.hotel-lalandaka-anakao.com]<br>  
  
 
'''Trano Mena / Chez Stoick''' (6 bungalows)<br>
 
'''Trano Mena / Chez Stoick''' (6 bungalows)<br>
Tel: +261 (0)32 0213426 or +261 (0)32 0265900<br>
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Tel: +261 (0)32 0213426 or +261 (0)32 0265900 or +261 (0)32 4072000<br>
Email: N/A<br>
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Email: [mailto:lalbatros_8@yahoo.fr lalbatros_8@yahoo.fr]<br>
  
 
'''Chez Emile''' (6 bungalows)<br>
 
'''Chez Emile''' (6 bungalows)<br>
 
Tel: +261 (0)32 0402376<br>
 
Tel: +261 (0)32 0402376<br>
 
Email: [mailto:emile@compagniedusud.com emile@compagniedusud.com]<br>
 
Email: [mailto:emile@compagniedusud.com emile@compagniedusud.com]<br>
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== Further information ==
 
== Further information ==
  
* [[Images_of_Anakao|Images of Anakao]]
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* [[Images_of_Anakao|Anakao photos]]
 
* [http://www.madagascar-library.com/r/709.html Anakao map illustration info at madagascar-library.com]
 
* [http://www.madagascar-library.com/r/709.html Anakao map illustration info at madagascar-library.com]
 
** [http://www.madagascar-library.com/images/700x700/anakao-map-daniel-austin-front.jpg Direct link to the madagascar-library.com map graphic itself]
 
** [http://www.madagascar-library.com/images/700x700/anakao-map-daniel-austin-front.jpg Direct link to the madagascar-library.com map graphic itself]
 
* [http://www.lonelyplanet.com/madagascar/southern-madagascar/anakao-and-nosy-ve Anakao on Lonely Planet]
 
* [http://www.lonelyplanet.com/madagascar/southern-madagascar/anakao-and-nosy-ve Anakao on Lonely Planet]
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* [http://www.panda.org/who_we_are/wwf_offices/madagascar/news/?98900/Volunteering-with-the-Vezo panda.org article 2007]
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* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfFN8BFtZGk
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* [http://andryrajoelinaenaction.over-blog.org/album-1781390.html Andry Rajoelina visits Anakao]

Latest revision as of 06:28, 26 January 2018

Anakao is a small beautiful fishing village stretching over a long beach located about 40 kilometres south of Tulear. With the exception of a fairly small number of visiting tourist, the relative isolation of the village has helped preserve a traditional Vezo lifestyle amongst its estimated 3,000 inhabitants; one of the highest concentrations of Vezo people found anywhere around the coastline of Madagascar.

Communal water well at Anakao village

Due to poor road conditions, the village is best reached by boat from Tulear, which usually takes about one hour. During low tide, the transfer begins with a short oxcart ride onto the shallow water seabed to reach a pirogue or motorboat. Various hotels in Anakao provide transfers that can be booked in Tulear harbour directly from where the boats depart. The fastest transfer is Transfert Anakao.

There are a few basic hotels strewn along the coastline of Anakao and past both ends of the village. These are typically simple beach huts, providing a life on the beach experience for visiting tourists. In the early morning hours, countless pirogues can be seen sailing onto the open ocean for fishing trips and return with their catch during the afternoon in clusters of small sailing regattas.

Anakao villagers
Anakao town centre
Unidentified chameleon

Some very large and ancient tombs can be found behind the village and depending on the profession of the buried they are usually decorated with either oars or zebu horns. South of the village fragments of eggshells from the world's largest bird, the now extinct Aepyornis maximus or elephant bird, can be found scattered along the beach. It is illegal to bring these shell fragments out of the country.

Oxcart ride to boat transfer
Young Vezo guitarist
Traditional make up
Vezo child at Anakao beach
Trano Mena beach hut
Communal water well

Two small nature protected islands, Nosy Ve and Nosy Satrana, are located close to the coast of Anakao. Both islands are uninhabited and offer no accommodation and can only be visited by day. Boat trips can be arranged usually by fisherman pirogue leaving from the village or via one of the hotels.


Hotels and beach huts in Anakao

Peter Pan (3 bungalows and 1 loft)
Tel: +261 (0)20 9492140 (Tulear)
Email: chezpeter.pan@gmail.com
Website: www.peterpanhotel.com

Prince Anakao (27 bungalows)
Tel: +261 (0)20 9490199
Email: prince.anakao@gmail.com
Website: www.hotelprinceanakao.com

Bivouac Lalandaka/Chez Olivier (6 bungalows)
Tel: +260 (0)32 0434142 or +261 (0)32 0227520
Email: N/A

Safari Vezo (23 bungalows)
Tel: +261 (0)20 9441381 (Tulear) or +261 (0)20 9491930 (Anakao)
Email: safarivezo@moov.mg
Website: www.safarivezo.com

Anakao Ocean Lodge & Spa (18 bungalows)
Tel: +261 (0)20 9491957 (Tulear) or +261 (0)20 9492176 (Anakao)
Email: anakaooceanlodge@gmail.com
Website: www.anakaooceanlodge.com

Chez Solange & Christophe (3 rooms)
Tel: +261 (0)32 0418093
Email: lacombe-christian@voila.fr

Longo Vezo (7 bungalows)
Tel: +261 (0)94 43764 or +261 (0)32 02631
Email: N/A

Lalandaka
Tel: +261 (0)20 9491435
Email: lalandaka@moov.mg
Website: www.lalandaka.com or www.hotel-lalandaka-anakao.com

Trano Mena / Chez Stoick (6 bungalows)
Tel: +261 (0)32 0213426 or +261 (0)32 0265900 or +261 (0)32 4072000
Email: lalbatros_8@yahoo.fr

Chez Emile (6 bungalows)
Tel: +261 (0)32 0402376
Email: emile@compagniedusud.com


Further information