If you are on a business trip to Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar and are looking to book a weekend getway, consider booking a short vacation to Ampefy. The village of Ampefy is characterized by volcanic landscape and has been classified as an ecotourism destination by Madagascar National Parks. Volcanoes dating back over 1000s of years ago and over 40 lakes of volcanic origin are scattered in this region. This small and picturesque village welcomes you to exceptional lakeside views, the exploration of one of a kind volcanic rocks, and endless landscapes of mountains and valleys.
Lake Itasy which is abundant in fish is where local fisherman get on their “Lakanas” Malagasy traditional canoes and they embark on a journey to get their daily catch. If you love to fish and exploring traditional markets you will also appreciate the local markets where the famous Itasy fish (mainly tilapia) are sold, as well as fruit and vegetables that visitors greatly appreciate. The landscape offered in this region includes several mountains and valleys lined with wild flowers, as well as endemic plants and flora unique to Madagascar. In addition to beautiful lakes and stunning landscapes, Ampefy promises pleasant hikes and scenic bike rides to several of the local attractions including a scenic bike path to the “Geysers of Ampefy” and “Lily’s Waterfall”.
In just 11 days and 10 nights, it is possible to taste the adventure while sailing on the Tsiribihina River. A trip to enjoy the beautiful turquoise waterfall of Anosin'ampela and to visit the Riverside population during the visit of the village of Begidro. Dedicated to the West, this tour also includes exploring the spectacular Tsingy of Bemaraha.
On the East Side Of Madagascar, we propose to visit two completely different regions. From the houses in red earth surrounded by rice fields where the population is active in the fields we gradually go down the east coast through the pangalane canal dotted with small villages to end up in the dunes of Ifaty where the time seems to stop.