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'''Antsohihy (pronounced antsooee) is the capital of the Sofia and Antsohihy district, within the larger Mahajanga district of northern Madagascar. Antsohihy can be translated into "where there are sohihy" - a tree of the Rubiaceae family, once widespread in the region and mainly used for shipbuilding.'''
 
'''Antsohihy (pronounced antsooee) is the capital of the Sofia and Antsohihy district, within the larger Mahajanga district of northern Madagascar. Antsohihy can be translated into "where there are sohihy" - a tree of the Rubiaceae family, once widespread in the region and mainly used for shipbuilding.'''
  
From Antsohihy travellers can continue their journey in all points of the compass: [[Ambanja]] to the north (217km paved road in good condition), [[Antananarivo]] to the southwest, [[Bealanana]] to the northeast, [[Befandriana]] to the southeast and [[Analalava]] to the west (79km paved road).
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From Antsohihy travellers can continue their journey in all points of the compass: [[Ambanja]] to the north (217km paved road in good condition), [[Antananarivo]] to the southwest, [[Bealanana]] to the northeast, [[Befandriana]] to the southeast, [[Port Bergé]] to the south and [[Analalava]] to the west (79km paved road).
  
Antsohihy is connected inland with the Loza river that joins a waterway some 50km leading to the ocean, past various villages and finally Ananalava at the mouth of the river, an isolated coastal village which during wet periods is only accessible by boat or light plane. The river port is located about two kilometres from the Antsohihy town centre and the trip takes about half a day.
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Antsohihy is connected inland with the River Loza that joins a waterway some 50km leading to the ocean, past various villages and finally Ananalava at the mouth of the river, an isolated coastal village which during wet periods is only accessible by boat or light plane. The river port is located about two kilometres from the Antsohihy town centre and the trip takes between 5 hours and half a day.
  
The people of Antsohihy live from forestry, trade and transport activities. Collection of seafood (mud crabs, sea cucumbers, shrimp) from Analalava and Bay Narinda. In 2005, the town of Antsohihy had about 20,000 inhabitants.
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The people of Antsohihy live from forestry, trade and transport activities. Collection of seafood (mud crabs, sea cucumbers, shrimps) from Analalava and Bay Narinda. In 2005, the town of Antsohihy had about 20,000 inhabitants.
  
Antsohihy has an airstrip that is serviced by [[Air Madagascar]].
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== Accommodation ==
 
== Accommodation ==
  
'''Hôtel Biaina II'''<br>
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'''Hôtel Biaina''' - rooms and bungalows<br>
Tel: +261 2067 711 21<br>
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Bungalow: 21,000 Ariary plus 600 Ariary tax, extra bed: 7,000 Ariary. The hotel also has a restaurant.
Email: N/A<br>
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Restaurant. Try their homemade duck confit (for 2 people).<br>
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Tel: +261 (0)32 4417656 (mobile) or +261 (0)20 6701203<br><br>
  
'''Hôtel Anaïs'''<br>
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'''Hôtel Anaïs''' - 15 bungalows<br>
Tel: +261 34 01 631 99 / +261 2067 012 54<br>
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A little away from town centre. Double: 20,000 Ariary, with air conditioning and hot water: 40,000 Ariary. There is also a dormitory: 25,000 Ariary. Family room with air conditioning, hot water and TV: 50,000 Ariary.<br>
Email: N/A<br>
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Tel: +261 (0)32 0485754 (mobile) or +261 (0)33 1700456 (mobile) or +261 (0)33 1952683 (mobile)<br><br>
  
 
'''Hôtel Central'''<br>
 
'''Hôtel Central'''<br>

Latest revision as of 23:32, 5 September 2016

Antsohihy (pronounced antsooee) is the capital of the Sofia and Antsohihy district, within the larger Mahajanga district of northern Madagascar. Antsohihy can be translated into "where there are sohihy" - a tree of the Rubiaceae family, once widespread in the region and mainly used for shipbuilding.

From Antsohihy travellers can continue their journey in all points of the compass: Ambanja to the north (217km paved road in good condition), Antananarivo to the southwest, Bealanana to the northeast, Befandriana to the southeast, Port Bergé to the south and Analalava to the west (79km paved road).

Antsohihy is connected inland with the River Loza that joins a waterway some 50km leading to the ocean, past various villages and finally Ananalava at the mouth of the river, an isolated coastal village which during wet periods is only accessible by boat or light plane. The river port is located about two kilometres from the Antsohihy town centre and the trip takes between 5 hours and half a day.

The people of Antsohihy live from forestry, trade and transport activities. Collection of seafood (mud crabs, sea cucumbers, shrimps) from Analalava and Bay Narinda. In 2005, the town of Antsohihy had about 20,000 inhabitants.

Accommodation

Hôtel Biaina - rooms and bungalows
Bungalow: 21,000 Ariary plus 600 Ariary tax, extra bed: 7,000 Ariary. The hotel also has a restaurant. Restaurant. Try their homemade duck confit (for 2 people).
Tel: +261 (0)32 4417656 (mobile) or +261 (0)20 6701203

Hôtel Anaïs - 15 bungalows
A little away from town centre. Double: 20,000 Ariary, with air conditioning and hot water: 40,000 Ariary. There is also a dormitory: 25,000 Ariary. Family room with air conditioning, hot water and TV: 50,000 Ariary.
Tel: +261 (0)32 0485754 (mobile) or +261 (0)33 1700456 (mobile) or +261 (0)33 1952683 (mobile)

Hôtel Central
Tel: +872 762 524 326 Email: N/A

Hôtel La Plaisance
Tel: N/A
Email: N/A

Vona Vatylampy Annexe
Tel: N/A
Email: N/A