This article was featured in Prime Magazine March 2018
With a mild climate and less rainfall, try the descent of Sambirano during the dry season, ie from April to November. This region of northwestern Madagascar is marked by heavy rains, these are the most favourable months to go.
Opportunity to enjoy the scenery of the National Highway 7 (RN7) or take a regular flight to Nosy Be via Air Madagascar. Ambanja is only a few hours away.
Palma Nova Hotel offers various air-conditioned rooms. Family atmosphere and traditional music provided live by local musicians. As the ecosystem is in the spotlight in the Sambirano Valley, why not try an eco-cottage? The Panorama Inn "Mitsinjo" in Andranomandevy will give you a warm welcome.
Possibility of dinner in all hotels. Local flavours and fresh produce contribute to the journey and discovery of the Sambirano Valley.
In Andranomandevy, do not miss the cocoa productions, the therapeutic hot spring and the bird sanctuary. In Antanambao, enjoy a quiet location near the crystal clear Ambahatra river. The village of Ambobaka is also located along the river. It is known to be an important place for traditional medicine (massages with plants). An opportunity to visit the garden of medicinal plants. To end your journey in beauty, come invigorate yourself at the cascade of " Bons Pères ", amazing with its succession of waterfalls forming natural baths.
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