What to do and see in Antsirabe, Antananarivo Province: The Best Places and Tips
Antsirabe (Malagasy pronunciation: [anˌtsiraˈbe]) is the second largest city in Madagascar and the capital of the Vakinankaratra region, with a population of 238,478 in 2013. In Madagascar, Antsirabe is known for its relatively cool climate (as the rest of the central region of the country), its industry and the high concentration of pulled rickshaws or pousse-pousse (in French), among other things.
1. Lac Tritriva
4.5 based on 102 reviews
Reviewed By liv2luv - intermountainintermountain
Storied lake worth visiting
Beautiful crater lake of deepest blue set up in the mountains accessed by rutted dirt roads in a village dotted with rice paddies, barley, veggie farms and the obligatory church. The geologic formation as well as the Romeo and Juliet story can be explaine
2. Antsirabe Cathedral
4 based on 70 reviews
Reviewed By Honisoiquimalypense - Derby, United KingdomDerby, United Kingdom
Worth a quick visit.
While walking in down town Antisirabe, we came upon the Cathedral and popped in to have a look. The cathedral is quite plain inside and nothing really all that special.
3. Lac Andraikiba
3.5 based on 58 reviews
Reviewed By Anthony S - Brisbane, AustraliaBrisbane, Australia
Not the better of the two lakes
Briefly visited this lake on the way to Lac Tritriva, a superb crater lake and a better lake to visit.This lake is more for the locals out for the day from Antsirabe and is pleasant enough but not really worth the time of you can go on to Lake Tritriva.
4. Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument
3.5 based on 52 reviews
Reviewed By madagascarexpert - Antananarivo, MadagascarAntananarivo, Madagascar
A great monument with symboles of the tribes of Madagascar
A great monument in the middle of town by the Independence Avenue in Antsirabe - facing the old railway station and the post office. All the big events of the city happen here in this area. The good hotels are also surrounding this place.
5. Gare d’Antsirabe
3.5 based on 33 reviews
Reviewed By Stephen L - Cambridge, United KingdomCambridge, United Kingdom
Elegant railway station with no trains
It's shut and there are no trains. The main highlight was standing outside the front watching the moped racing on a sunday afternoon. Course up and down Independence Ave. Cleared of children and animals by a policeman with a whistle as mopeds hurtled alon
6. Madagascar Tropic Voyage
5 based on 106 reviews
We create tailor made private and group tours at a competitive price. We are locally owned and operated offering authentic discovery of this beautiful country and intimate cultural experiences. You can choose from a wide variety of multi-day tours that can include camping, hiking through the Picboby Mountains, off-road adventures everywhere in Madagascar, boat trips down the Tsiribihina or Manambolo rivers, and much more. From luxury to simple trips, we can be extremely flexible with your budget. We offer tours everyday of the year and will be your local knowledgable guides for your adventure in Madagascar.
Reviewed By eskom01 - Denver, ColoradoDenver, Colorado
After combing through TA reviews and contacting numerous agencies, I went with Madagascar Tropic Voyage for my magical journey through Madagascar and can do nothing but heap high praise on Lanto and his crew. It was my best car/driver/guide experience to date.I was no easy client - I was unsure of my dates and my itinerary - but Lanto was great! Despite being slammed, he walked me through best options for my interests, and adjusted my itinerary on the fly to get me most bang for buck. His lovely office staff kindly booked me in all my preferred hotels, and addressed my many questions and occasional demands with complete graciousness and professionalism. Faly, Lanto’s brother, was my guide. He was superb. I imagine guiding to be pretty repetitive but Faly was so enthusiastic and upbeat, everything felt fresh and fun - no easy task after the endless drives required to navigate Madagascar. Also, he always checked in and made sure I was well taken care of - by the hotel, by any other guides, by the driver ... after 15 months on the road, this quality’s pretty rare-trust me, especially after they’ve got your money.Highly recommend! Hard working, very customer service driven, complete delight!
7. Tours in Madagascar
5 based on 17 reviews
Hello! My name is jean elisee christian rakotondrajoa. My passion ? Making people discover arts and architecture, biodiversity. You will enrich your experience. Discover why madagascar should be your next destination.
Reviewed By Cellotrekker - Mid WalesMid Wales
Tsingys by river from Miandrivazo (starting at Antsirabe)
Recently back from a week's tour to the Tsingys with Christian:a bright young law graduate, who is now running his own Madagascan tours: impressed by his excellent organisational skills, his flexibility and his outstanding customer care - travelled with a small group, none of whom I knew beforehand. Before embarking on the boat trip and walking in the Tsingys, Christian met a special request to go cycling to the beautiful volcanic lakes near Antsirabe. For me, this turned out to be one of my Madagascan highlights. Christian is from the Antsirabe area, and was able to give us lots of fascinating information about the country, and its people. Food on the boat trip was also awesome. Highly recommended.
8. Namiouh Dago tour
5 based on 27 reviews
Reviewed By oliv07 - GenevaGeneva
Excellent guide pour un voyage magnifique
Nous avons voyagé 9j avec Namiouh le mois dernier et tout était parfait. Toujours très pro, ponctuel et super sympa. Il nous a proposé des activités qui changeaient un peu de la traditionnelle et touristique descente de la RN7 et nous avons eu raison de lui faire confiance. Ses propositions de resto ou gargottes étaient toujours parfaites, au fil de nos envies. Namiouh travaille avec d'autres guides que nous avons pu rencontrer lors de certaines étapes et ils étaient eux aussi très sympa et pro. Namiouh est intarissable sur son pays, la culture et l'environnement et ce fût très appréciable lors des longues heures en voiture. Nous n'hésiterons pas à le recommander. Prix européens, rapport qualité/prix correct.
9. Madagascar Magic Tours
5 based on 13 reviews
Reviewed By trinesannesmoen - Oslo, NorwayOslo, Norway
My friends and I have travelled with Madagascar Magic Tours several times, and we are so content with their planning, and completion of our trips. MMT always listen to their customers, and adjust the trip to what you want and to your needs. I can highly recommend travelling with Madagascar Magic Tours, I know for a fact that I will contact them every time I go back to Madagascar. Misaotra be!
10. Maminirina Corne
4.5 based on 16 reviews
Reviewed By Anthony S - Brisbane, AustraliaBrisbane, Australia
Very informative interesting
This cottage industry is well worth a visit, and we enjoyed the presentation very much.They demonstrate how they prepare zebu horn from the raw meat rial through to finished products including spoons and other implements.It is a simple process but very interesting to see, and naturally there is a shop where you can purchase their product.Well worth a short visit, and is located right next door to the miniatures factory.