Andapa is a town and district by the same name in northern Madagascar. The population was measured in 2001 at 27,618. The area is part of the Sava Region in the Antsiranana Province. About 90% of the inhabitants are farmers, producing coffee, tomatos, vanilla and especially rice. Much of North Madagascar's rice is grown here.
The town of Ambata is located between two nature protected areas, Marojejy National Park and Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve, which include perhaps the most remote rainforests to be found on the island. The best times to visit Andapa are from April to May and from September to December when it rains less.
Hotels in Andapa
Tel: +261 (0)88 07231 or +261 (0)32 0200743 or +261 (0)32 4021422
Note March 2009: Email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com bounced!
Tel: +261 (0)88 07078
Camping accomodation in the parks
Camp Mantella - 17 beds and catering area, this camp is situated in the lowland rainforest at a height of 428 metres.
Camp Marojejia - situated between the lowland rainforest and mid-altitude rainforest at a height of 750 metres.
Camp Simpona - 8 beds and room for one tent, this camp is situated at an elevation of 1,250 metres and serves as the basecamp for onward treks to the 2,132 metres Marojejy peak of 2,132 metres.
March 2009 update: This restaurant has closed due to the current political crisis.