Antananarivo

Beautiful colonial buildings to admire, bustling markets and boutiques to explore, cool climates to enjoy and of course, fine, contemporary dining to indulge in, this busy city is the capital of Madagascar and is more commonly referred to as, Tana and is situated in the island’s Central Highlands. Eating, shopping, history and exciting, adventurous day trips is what this colourful city is all about. 

Tana has been the home of Malagasy power for three centuries now and there is a huge amount of history and culture to discover, as well as some unforeseen wildlife options. Overlooking the city, take a visit to the Rova of Antananarivo palace complex which was the center of the Merina kingdom from the 17th century. It displays wooden houses and royal tombs. The pink baroque Andafiavaratra Palace is situated nearby Haute Ville neighborhood. In the city center, heart-shaped Lake Anosy is surrounded by jacaranda trees.

The traffic might be a huge problem but if you look beyond this issue, you’ll find a rich city full of charm, history and incredible scenery. And don’t forget, finally, Tana, is thee place to treat yourself to an exceptional meal, on the level of Europe’s Michelin-starred restaurants, but without the price tag. On your guaranteed, unforgettable trip in Madagascar, make sure not to miss out on passing through exciting city!