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Madagascar Wildlife Tour 14D/13N
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Madagascar Wildlife Tour 14D/13N

Madagascar is known for his unique wildlife. Most of people are thinking that 02 days is too short to see wildlife. It's not true. This tour is designed to see several animal species around Antananarivo. Animals are not in a cage except in Perieyras reserve where the reptiles are in good condition. You can hear the loud yelling of the biggest lemurs of Madagascar called Indri-Indri or Babakoto and the ring tailed lemurs at lemurs park for sure. This is a suitable tour for weekend or 02 free days in Madagascar
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Gloria S wrote a review Feb 2020
Taipei, Taiwan88 contributions28 helpful votes
The traffic was so bad that for a while we thought of giving it up. But, I'm glad we didn't. This historical site is preserved as well as it can be. The guide is kind, knowledgeable and straight forward. We learned so much more about the history of Madagascar and its glory, its people and its custom. I think more people should come to visit this place.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Cait C wrote a review Jan 2020
Detroit, Michigan98 contributions61 helpful votes
Don't miss this place! It's near Tana (although "near" is relative since traffic is so bad) and a really important cultural/historic site. Our fantastic guide was really knowledgable about the history of the palace, the monarchy, Malagasy customs, and more. He was a highlight. It's a small site with some cool artifacts and beautiful views.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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markk50_33 wrote a review Jan 2020
Chur, Switzerland32 contributions47 helpful votes
I really recommend visiting this historical palace in the surroundings of Tana. The 27km drive there is very nice and the place is interesting to say the least. If you have the chance, you should go there.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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midway42 wrote a review Jan 2020
Minnesota2,672 contributions1,565 helpful votes
The Twelve Sacred Hills of the Imerina were designated over two centuries ago by King Nampoina, who was roughly the Malagasy equivalent of George Washington. They were labeled as such because of their historical, political, and spiritual significance to the Merina kingdom and soon-to-be unified nation of Madagascar. This designation was echoed by UNSECO in the early 21st Century when the organization bestowed World Heritage status to Ambohimanga, by far the most famous of the dozen hallowed mounds. The hill rises steeply approximately 450 feet from the surrounding terrain and has been settled in one fashion or another for over four centuries. The current structures exhibit a mélange of construction styles and have been built, re-built, and renovated multiple times over the years. I visited during my first full day in Tana after spending almost two weeks in the country. Although the site is only found 23km north of the city it took over an hour to get here due to the usual labyrinthine “roads” in the area. As was routine in the country, a local guide is mandatory here and worth every ariary. Although the entire history of the site is layered and complex (just take a peek at the Wikipedia article), it basically consists of the Rova (royal enclosure) and the surrounding grounds. We started at the former, with the instructions that no photos were allowed inside. The Rova consists of a number of wood and stone buildings. The most famous of these is King Nampoina’s residence, the only remaining original construction here from that time period. “Palace” is a bit of a stretch but the building contains a number of his personal items including weapons, drums, and a raised bed. There are several other royal pavilions found nearby, in addition to royal tombs containing stone crypts with remains; stone water pools and zebu pens complete the interior picture. Outside the Rova are expansive gardens with a stone esplanade that provides sweeping views across the entire city and surrounding countryside. Multiple gardens with the requisite botanical diversity abound with the occasional bird to break the silence. I spent over two hours on site. In summary, there were multiple reasons why this attraction was one of the top five experiences during my time in the country. First, it is the one location that embodies the founding, colonization, and nationalization of the country. Second, the layers of symbolism were fascinating. My guide explained that the homes of the living are made of wood and vegetation (living materials) and those of the dead are in stone (non-living, inert materials); this was just one example of dozens found throughout the compound. Third, the views over the countryside are sublime. Last and most important, the area isn’t just a relic of the past; it is still used as a present day center for religion and pilgrimage and was refreshingly free from digital displays and souvenir books. Ambohimanga isn’t for everyone. It takes a bit of time and effort to get here and to peel back the layers of history. The results, however, are worth it. Thumbs up.
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Date of experience: November 2019
adcdiving wrote a review Dec 2019
Antwerp, Belgium152 contributions65 helpful votes
488/5000 The former royal palace located north of the capital is a historical part of Madagascar. The road there is an experience in itself. Most (sandy roads are of poor quality and are widely used by cars, buses, trucks, motorcycles, cyclists and pedestrians. Traffic rules do not seem to apply here. Everyone penetrates the traffic mass and vulnerable road users really drive to their own risk! Also the horn is used excessively
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Date of experience: November 2019
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