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Antananarivo travel guide

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You're Going to Love Antananarivo

Antananarivo, Madagascar's vibrant capital city, is often passed over in favor of the island's unique countryside and beaches. However, you're within reach of all of these in Tana, as the city is more commonly known, with the added attraction of great historical sites and excellent shopping and dining on your doorstep.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Antananarivo

When to Visit Antananarivo

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Thanks to its elevation (4,200 - 4,500 feet above sea level), Antananarivo enjoys a mild, temperate climate with average temperatures of 71. Visit in October to see Lac Anosy at its best and avoid the wettest season from January to March if you intend to explore other parts of the island.

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How to Get to Antananarivo

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Where to Stay in Antananarivo

For affordable mid-range hotels, try the Hotel De France, Sole Hotel Madagascar, or Hotel Brajas.

Popular Neighborhoods in Antananarivo

Where to stay in popular areas of Antananarivo

How to Get Around Antananarivo

The Cost of Living in Antananarivo

Shopping Streets

Find branded clothing and accessories in the stores and boutiques on Avenue de L'Indépendance. Try local markets like Analakely for cheap clothing and homewares, or visit malls like Galeries Zoom Ankorondrano and Avance Center to find everything under one roof.

Groceries and Other

You'll find stores selling food and essentials all over the city including supermarkets like Jumbo Score and Shoprite. Prices are Ar3,357 for a quart of milk and Ar5,891 for a dozen eggs.

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Where to Eat in Antananarivo

Dine in laid-back restaurants that are popular with locals like Villa Vanille and Chez Sucett's or reserve a table at Le Carnivore Restaurant Bar & Lounge for dinner. A basic meal for two costs Ar20,390, while dinner at an upscale restaurant starts from Ar64,000.