When to go
Mahajanga is characterized by a savannah climate with dry winters. The rainfall is much greater in summer than in winter. Over the year, the average temperature is 26.9°C. The site is accessible throughout the year by boat, but visits via the trails are most advisable from March to December.
How to get there
By Air Madagascar to Majunga from the capital. The village of Mariarano then lies 83km from Majunga. To get to the village it is advisable to drive by 4WD or quad. You will need about two and a half hours.
Where to stay
Choose from the following: Zahamotel Hotel, Baobab Tree Hotel, Sunny Hotel, Antsahanitia Hotel, Red Rocks or Coco Lodge
Where to eat
When visiting the forest, we advise you to eat at Papi Râleur's or at your hotel's restaurant. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Petite Cour or Karon.
What to see
Take the opportunity of your visit to learn about basketry from local women (mats, baskets) and visit the production of betsa (local brandy). At the end of your tour, take a walk around the village of Mariarano to meet with the locals.