Sambava

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Sambava is a town and district on the east coast of Madagascar and the capital of the Sambava and Sava region. The population of the town of Sambava and district was 321,058 in 2015.

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Almost half of the population in the Sambava region live from farming and raising livestock. The most common acricultures are vanilla, coconut and rice farming. Sambava, along with Antalaha, is the centre of vanilla production and the source of much of the world's vanilla export.

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Activities include a visit to the Lopat Vanilla factory to learn about traditional vanilla production, the Center for Learning and Understanding English (CLUE) and the large bazary kely marketplace.

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The town has a stunning beach with sometimes with huge and dangerous waves. Every Sunday there is a big beach party including various events, such as cockfighting, dance competitions and kickboxing tournaments. Every Friday, there is an extended market with various clothing stands appearing on the road between the central taxi-brousse station and the beach.

Nearby excursions include a taxi-brousse drive to Nosiarina and from thereon a 5-hour boat ride by pirogue up-river to Amboahangibe. Alternatively, catch a lift with one of the cargo boats used to transport vanilla pickers during the harvesting season. Marojejy National Park can be reached by road from Sambava.

A domestic airport is located approximately 2km from the town centre with flights connecting Antananarivo, Toamasina (Tamatave), Maroantsetra and Diego Suarez. Scheduled flights are operated by Air Madagascar and Madagasikara Airways.

Transport to/from Sambava

Scheduled flight connection are opereted by Madagasikara Airways and Air Madagascar.


Places

Vanilla exporters

Souvenirs

Restaurants

Beach

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Medical

Hotels and restaurants

Mimi Hotel or Resto Mimi (16 rooms, 4 bungalows)
Tel: +261 (0)32 0761028 or +261 (0)32 04028855
Email: mimi.hotel.resto@gmail.com

La Paillotte - Chez Jo (4 bungalows)
Tel: +261 (0)20 88 998 94 or +261 (0)32 21 221 21 (mobile)

Las Palmas (6 bungalows, 3 rooms)
Tel: +261 (0)20 8892087 / +261 (0)32 4007372
Email: laspalmas.hotel@gmail.com
www.laspalmas-hotelsambava.com

Hotel l’Ambassadeur - Chez Zoé
Tel: +261 (0)32 0292745 or +261 (0)32 0211347
Email: razafizoe@yahoo.fr

Hotel Orchidea Beach II
Tel: +261 (0)32 0438377
Email: orchideabeach2@yahoo.fr

Florencia
Tel: +261 032 0246621

Hôtel Cantonnais
Tel: N/A

Hôtel Carrefour
Tel: +261 8892060 or +261 8892322

Hotel Melrose
Tel: +261 33 1457479 or cellphone: +261 (0)32 04572

Hôtel Paradis
Tel: +261 208892297 or +261 324012689

Hôtel la Romance de Jupiter
Tel (cellphone): +261 (0)32 0463389

Hotel Noumea
Tel: +261 032 0263586

Various

Sambava Newsfeed

After decades, Kerala Dalit neighbourhood gets basic facilities, ownership documents - The News Minute
07-Mar-2019 08:00
Wauconda company helps improve education in Madagascar - Chicago Daily Herald
18-Mar-2019 15:22
Alphabet of Dalit pride: Reviving Sambava, a ‘secret’ ancient language - The News Minute
23-Oct-2018 07:00
Synergy Flavors building two more primary schools in Madagascar - Candy Industry
28-Feb-2019 08:00
Precious as Silver, Vanilla Brings Cash and Crime to Madagascar - New York Times
30-Aug-2018 07:00
Bare Knuckle Bouts in Madagascar? ‘It Is About More Than the Fighting’ - The New York Times
05-Nov-2018 08:00
How fortunes are being made and lost in Madagascar's vanilla boom - ABC News
21-Jan-2019 08:00
Sambava - Madagascar: Wind Storm Situation as of 10/03/2017, Grading Map - Madagascar - Reliefweb
15-Mar-2017 07:00
Vanilla fever: Fear sours the sweet scent of Madagascar's success - Mail & Guardian
16-Mar-2018 07:00
As vanilla becomes worth more than silver, crime takes over the Madagascan trade - The Independent
21-Oct-2018 07:00
Madagascan gold: meet the vanilla hustlers – in pictures - The Guardian
31-Mar-2018 07:00
Vanilla’s spiralling price brings Madagascar unexpected riches, and violent crime - The Indian Express
31-Aug-2018 07:00
The sweet harvest - AFP
07-Jun-2016 07:00
Madagascar: Tropical Cyclone ENAWO - Emergency Plan of Action n° MDRMG012 Operation Update n° 3 - Madagascar - ReliefWeb
08-Dec-2017 08:00
Madagascar Death Toll from Tropical Cyclone Enawo Climbs to 50 - The Weather Channel
13-Mar-2017 07:00
Missing beans turned out to be plain vanilla theft - The Detroit News
06-Jun-2018 07:00
Cyclone Enawo: Five dead in Madagascar - BBC News
09-Mar-2017 08:00
Our Love Of 'All Natural' Is Causing A Vanilla Shortage - NPR
16-Jun-2017 07:00
Gilman Scholar Patrick Ross conducts independent study in Madagascar - Appalachian State University
15-Feb-2019 08:00
'Sound of Humanity' seeks to put Lombok tourism back on track - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post
05-Dec-2018 08:00
Exploring Health and Biodiversity in the SAVA Region of Madagascar - Duke Today
14-Dec-2016 08:00
Moraingy: Madagascar’s centuries old version of mixed martial arts - Bloody Elbow
06-Nov-2018 08:00
‘Oru Kuprasidha Payyan’ will be an emotionally engaging film, says Tovino Thomas - The News Minute
23-Oct-2018 07:00
Thousands Witness Healings, Miracles at Madagascar Festival - Charisma News
11-Nov-2013 08:00
Indulge in upscale desserts without the upscale price at Nathaniel Reid Bakery - STLtoday.com
03-Nov-2016 07:00
Woburn Safari Park wants people to name this baby lemur - Metro
03-May-2018 07:00
Tsaradia takes off : The new airline in Madagascar | Travel News - Travel News | eTurboNews
08-Jul-2018 07:00
CSDS hartal in Kottayam; stones pelted at buses - Mathrubhumi English
17-Jan-2017 08:00
In pictures: daily life in Madagascar - Global Times
27-Nov-2013 08:00
Madagascar's £152m vanilla industry soured by child labour and poverty - The Guardian
08-Dec-2016 08:00
The bitter taste of Madagascar vanilla - Al Jazeera English
18-Feb-2017 08:00
Love in the Lou | Where to celebrate Valentine’s Day - KSDK.com
31-Jan-2019 08:00


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