When to go
The average temperature in the region is 26°C. Ambakivao is accessible all year round, only, you need to check the tide. The best time to go is between May and November. During the crossings, it is advisable to respect local traditions.
How to get there
This destination can only be accessed by waterway. To reach there, take a regular flight of Air Madagascar to Morondava, then continue to Belo. Finally, plan on a 1h 30 speedboat trip from Belo. For more adventure, consider to use a pirogue or a dhow. Operators might also offer a direct round-trip from Morondava.
Where to stay
In Belo, the Hotel-Restaurant Karibo is famous for its seafood specialties. In Ambakivao, the Association of Village Women will welcome you with open arms and they will prepare a good meal for you.
Where to eat
It is advisable to plan an overnight stay at Ambakivao, which requires camping equipment. Otherwise sleep in Belo and book at the "Karibo".
What to see
Spend pleasant moments on the sea beach of Tanambao, near Nosy Maitso, located just minutes from Ambakivao. In October, you can admire the pink flamingos and sacred ibises while egrets crisscross the landscape throughout the year. During your trip on the water, your are going to meet with local men, women and children, as well as passing dhows carrying merchandise.