Treat yourself to a mesmerizing stay in Ambila Lemaitso

Ideally located between the Canal des Pangalanes and the Indian Ocean, Ambila Lemaitso is a destination that will amaze you with its beauty and its quietude. Enjoy an enchanting stay in one of the most popular tourist spots in Madagascar!
The small village of Ambila Lemaitso, translated literally “Ambila the green” is appreciated by vacationers for its proximity to large cities. This site of about one hundred kilometers away from Toamasina is less than six-hour drive from the capital city Antananarivo. It is a perfect destination for a short break.
Between the tumultuous ocean waters and the calm reigning in the Canal des Pangalanes, you will definitely opt for an invigorating bath in fresh water. Then walk along the beach to recover from your efforts and treat yourself to a few hours of sunbathing! Breathe in the fresh air of Ambila while enjoying the scenery!
During your holidays in Ambila Lemaitso, the best way to explore the site is to go for a canoe trip in the Canal des Pangalanes. The more you go deeper into the verdant nature, the more you increase your chances of ending up face-to-face with endemic lemurs such as Microcebus, Aye, Sifaka or Maki.
Your journey takes you to villages. The fishermen will make you discover their fishing technique inherited from their ancestors. Women with fairy hands make woven baskets and hats that will delight your look.
This article was featured in Prime Magazine July 2017

Useful Information

When to go

A savannah climate with dry winter for Ambila Lemaitso. Rainfall is abundant in both summer and winter. The best time to spend some time in Ambila is between June and November during the dry season.

How to get there

For your trip to Ambila Lemaitso, we advise you to rent an off-road vehicle because the road is a bit circuitous. Follow the RN2 road (Antananarivo - Toamasina). At about ten kilometers after the city of Brickaville, make a right at the junction that will take you to your destination.

Where to stay

For your stay in Ambila Lemaitso, spend your nights at the Green Club Ambila, a guest house known for its fitness center. Hotel Le Nirvana d'Ambila and Relais Malaky are also highly rated addresses in this part of the island. You can also book rooms in Manambato. We will advise you among others Hotel Les Acacias Bungalows and Villa Mahavelo.

Where to eat

To eat, order your meals at the restaurant of your hotel unless you have planned to bring a picnic basket.

What to see

Do not limit yourself to the only site of Ambila Lemaitso when you visit the area. Manambato, a well- known seaside resort is also worth a visit. Lake Rasoabe is known for being the arena of water sports enthusiasts. You can practice paragliding or kitesurfing there. Make an incursion to Andevoranto! This place is full of history as it was a slave trading center.