Travel Madagascar: Ampefy

By JManzanillo | Jun 14, 2020
Africa > Madagascar > Ampefy

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”.

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Written by JManzanillo
Jennifer Manzanillo is a Afro-Dominican American vocalist, travel influencer and blogger. She was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar from (2017-2020). She hopes to continue her experiences and skill set to continue to make sustainable change around the world.

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