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Antananarivo, Tananarive or simply Tana is the capital of Madagascar. Most foreign visitors to the country will pass through the city as almost all international flights to the country connect with its nearby Ivato International Airport. This page includes information on various city attractions, hotels and restaurants etc.

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If you are accessing this site within Madagascar, this page is open for editing. Feel free to add any local advise here.

Places to visit

Day excursions

  • Ambohimanga - a UNESCO World Heritage Site where the original kings and queens that once united Madagascar lived, about 24km northeast of the capital. A great view of Antananarivo on clear days.
  • Green Club Vontovorona - one of three Green Club health spas in Madagascar which offers a quick getaway from the capital.


Markets

View from Carlton
View of Queen's Palace
Staircase to Analakely Market
Market street

Souvenirs and shopping

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Overland transport

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Eric RASOLOHERY is a taxi driver in Antananarivo sporting a vintage 1958 2CV in immaculate condition.

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Taxi Driver Richard is a reliable and reasonably priced English speaking taxi driver in the capital.

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Tina's Tana Taxi is one of only two or three female taxi drivers in Antananarivo who with a big smile and a good sense of humour will likely find you the quickest as well as the most entertaining route to your destination.

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Madarail is the national intercity rail service which operate freight and passenger trains.

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Mountain bike rental (part of La Ferme d'Ivato).

Madagascar airlines

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Air Madagascar - the national airline with international and domestic flights

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Madagasikara Airways - a domestic airline since 2015.

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Private Charter Flights - various small private aircraft operators.

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Tsaradia - a domestic airline launched in 2018.

Taxi-brousse stations in Antananarivo

  • the eastern station in Ampasampito
  • the northern station in Ambodivona
  • the southern in Lalana Pastora Rahajason
  • the western station a couple of hundred metres west of the southern station


Accommodation

Tana Hotel
Tel: +261 (0)20 22 313 20/26
Email: tanahotel@moov.mg
Website: www.tana-hotel-madagascar.com

Tana Jacaranda
Tel: +261 (0)20 22 562 39 or +261 (0)34 22 562 39 (mobile)
Skype: noro_rh
Email: tana-jacaranda@tana-jacaranda.com
Website: www.tana-jacaranda.com

Villa Besoa
32 rue de Russie, Isoraka
Tel: +261 (0)20 22 21063

Tsanga Tsanga Hotel
Crossing of Lalana Idira Gandhi and Lalana Reallon

Maison Vue Royale
Lalana Printsey Kamamy
Tel: +261 (0)43 20 388 38
Email: maisonvueroyale@gmail.com

Madagascar Underground
18 Lalana Rainitovo, Madagascar
Tel: +261 34 29 909 07
Email: [mailto: madagascarunderground@gmail.com]
Website: www.madagascarunderground.com

Fara's Guest House
Tel: +261 (0)33 14 294 83

Hotel Isoraka
Tel: +261 (0)20 22 355 81
Email: saka@malagasy.com

Hotel Colbert
Tel: +261 (0)20 22 202 02
Website: www.hotel-restaurant-colbert.com

Hôtel La Résidence
Tel: +261 (0)34 01 807 70
Website: http://www.hotel-restaurant-laresidence.com

Hotel Carlton
Tel: +261 (0)20 22 26060
Website: www.carlton-madagascar.com

Hotel de France
34 Avenue de l'indépendance
Tel: +261 (0)20 22 213 04

Maison Lovasoa
Lot VE28 Bis Rue Razanakombana
Tel: +261 (0)34 9352065

La Medina
52 Avenue du Général Ramanantsoa
Tel: +261 (0)34 0413433 (mobile)
Website: www.lamedinatana.com

Le Louvre Hotel & Spa
Tel: +261 (0)20 2239000
Website: www.hotel-du-louvre.com

Lemur Hostel

Relais des Pistards
Tel: +261 (0)32 29 471 65 / +261 (0)32 29 471 65

Le Combava
Ambodihady Ambohimanarina (between Antananarivo and Ivato International Airport
BP 8271- 101 Antananarivo
Tel: +261 (0)20 23 584 94 / +261 (0)20 26 328 47 / +261 (0)20 23 252 49
Email: contact@hotel-combava.com

Villa Isoraka
Lot IB 78 Isoraka
Tel: +261 (0)20 24 22052 or +261 (0)32 05 712 69
Email: demay.christoph@yahoo.fr

Hotel Saint Ange
Soarano Tana 101
Tel: +261 (0)33 13 66569 / +261 (0)34 4883700
Email: st.ange@hotmail.fr
Website: www.st-ange.fr

Hotel Secret de Tana
Alarobia Ivandry
Tel: +261 (0)33 1117453

Hotel Ibis

Hotel Maison des Cotonniers
Ambatonakanga
Tel: +261 (0)20 2220954

Restaurants

Malagasy

Malagasy / Chinese

  • Au Bon Accueil - simple Malagasy-Chinese restaurant with a great panoramic view over Tana
  • Chantaco - Malagasy with a Chinese influence

Indian

  • Little India - traditional north and south Indian cuisine (reopened with new management and a genuine Indian menu and kitchen in 2015)
  • Shalimar - Indian/Pakistani cuisine
  • Terrace Exotic - authentic Indian restaurant

French


German

Vietnamese

Upscale

Others

Coffee shops

Food shopping

Street food

Health & Spa

Jewellers and gemstones


Tour operators


Phone networks

There are three major phone operators in Madagascar offering prepaid cards, all of which have have good connections in cities but with varying quality throughout the countryside:

IT services

  • Dot.mg domain registration and hosting services

Money exchange

Medical services

Banks

Various

Media

Google Newsfeed

Madagascar: Rajaonarimampianina hands over power to Rajoelina - China.org.cn
18-Jan-2019 12:23
Madagascar court confirms Rajoelina’s win as president - Washington Post
08-Jan-2019 08:00
Madagascar's Rajoelina takes early lead in presidential vote - The National
20-Dec-2018 08:00
Thousands protest 'election fraud' in Madagascar - Aljazeera.com
02-Jan-2019 08:00
Antananarivo Airport international terminal slated to be completed in Feb-2019 - CAPA - Centre for Aviation
27-Dec-2018 08:00
Madagascar Police Clash With Protesters as Vote Result Nears - Bloomberg
05-Jan-2019 08:00
Madagascar's provisional results show Rajoelina wins runoff - Washington Post
27-Dec-2018 08:00
Measles – Madagascar: Disease outbreak news (17 January 2019) - Madagascar - ReliefWeb
17-Jan-2019 18:36
PEI Urban Challenges awards $509,000 to new urban sustainability projects - Princeton University
18-Jan-2019 16:04
MADAGASCAR-ANTANANARIVO-PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULT - Prokerala
09-Jan-2019 08:00
Rajoelina leads in Madagascar election: partial results - EWN
21-Dec-2018 19:58
Exploring Madagascar’s Borneo connection - Daily Express
18-Jan-2019 02:58
Opposition protests over Madagascar vote result - Times of Oman
29-Dec-2018 08:00
Madagascar's Rajoelina leads election runoff, Ravalomanana alleges fraud - Channel NewsAsia
24-Dec-2018 08:00
Madagascar probing US diplomat death in Antananarivo with State Department security, 1 person detained - CBS News
25-Sep-2018 07:00
Ex-president Rajoelina wins Madagascar vote - CGTN
27-Dec-2018 08:00
CAF Confederation Cup Starting XI: Elgeco Plus v Kaizer Chiefs 22 - Soccer Laduma
22-Dec-2018 08:00
Madagascar Enhanced Market Analysis - September 2018 - Madagascar - ReliefWeb
18-Jan-2019 07:40
'At least one dead and 37 injured' in Madagascar football stadium stampede - The Independent
09-Sep-2018 07:00
Madagascar goes to the polls in runoff presidential election - PAHomePage.com
19-Dec-2018 08:00
Logistics Cluster workshop 1-3 August 2018 | Antananarivo, Madagascar - Madagascar - ReliefWeb
28-Sep-2018 07:00
News Scan for Jan 18, 2019 - CIDRAP
18-Jan-2019 21:58
2 ex-presidents lead as votes counted in Madagascar election - WMC
09-Nov-2018 04:34
Vote Count Begins as Madagascar Chooses President - VOA News
07-Nov-2018 08:00
Madagascar's presidential runoff pits 2 ex-heads of state - Plainview Daily Herald
20-Dec-2018 08:00
Madagascar opens up waters to oil exploration, endangering wildlife - Earth.com
18-Jan-2019 14:01
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar | Madagascar begins voting in runoff presidential election between 2 former leaders - STL.News
18-Dec-2018 08:00
African skies battle tougher for darling airlines - The Exchange
18-Jan-2019 03:03
Why is there a plague outbreak in Antananarivo? - Al Jazeera English
11-Oct-2017 07:00
At Least 3 Killed, Around 20 Wounded During Rally in Madagascar's Capital - Sputnik International
22-Apr-2018 07:00
Simmering anger sparks days of protest after Madagascar vote - Seychelles News Agency
07-Jan-2019 08:00
How the aged classic cars of Madagascar keep rolling on - TimesLIVE
03-Dec-2018 08:00


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