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  • Bevoto V
    25 contributions
    he park is located a few kilometers from the village of Ranomafana. Obligatory to have a guide with included the sighter who will take care of finding the lemurs including the endangered lemurs.
    Here you can find various species of lemurs, geckos, mongooses, spiders and butterflies, as well as a beautiful and spectacular vegetation.
    Trekking through the Park forest of about 7km with the possibility of swimming in a natural river pool with attached waterfall. Rano Mafana is supposed to mean "Hot Water" in Malagasy, but it depends on the time you go.
    Obligatory stop
    Written December 28, 2019
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  • PeterE5
    Sydney, Australia54 contributions
    I travelled in 1st class, which is a relative term in Madagascar. The carriage wasn't full and I had 4 seats to myself.
    The train left Fiarantsoa exactly on time at 7am and did not suffer any delays.
    The scenery after the first few stations was very good. The station stops were interesting and sometimes amusing, with numerous vendors selling mostly food. It is a good way to see some Malagasy rural and village life. As a 'faza' be prepared to do lots of waving.
    The train is not currently going all the way to Manakara. I transferred to a local vehicle that was extremely crowded and along an atrocious road until it met the Route Nationale.
    Written February 26, 2020
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  • Katrien S
    Ghent, Belgium1,982 contributions
    The old town of Fianarantsoa is the nicest in Madagascar and is well preserved. It lies on a hill, so some decent walking required, however, most of the buildings have been nicely restored, and there is a very pleasant atmosphere, if you manage to avoid the kids begging or trying to sell cards. The old town houses 5 churches, one for each denomination, and that all packed in a very small area. Most churches will be closed however, unless there is a mass or a practice going on. The catholic cathedral is near the bottom of the old town, and stands out as a church.
    Written November 13, 2019
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