Vavaony - A fishing village

This little corner of paradise is situated in the east, 20km from Brickaville. The site displays the most mesmerizing, incomparable beauty. Crossing the Pangalanes canal, you will reach the fishing village of Vavaony within 10 minutes. Fishing is the main economic activity of the local population. The men leave early in the morning to fish, the women later take care of its salting and marketing, as well as growing cash crops. The fish of the lake are served on the tables in the hotels of the region.
The village is located in the middle of the Pangalanes Canal and the Indian Ocean. This canal was built at the beginning of the 20th century and is a fascinating construction. Boat trips along the canal are offered, an ideal place to admire the beauty of the landscape. Back in Manambato, all kinds of watersports, such as windsurfing or kitesurfing. are waiting for you.
This article was featured in Prime Magazine October 2018

Useful Information

When to go

Vavaony has a savannah climate with dry winter. Rainfall is very heavy during the summer and frequent over the winter. The best season to visit Vavaony is from June to November, during the dry season.

How to get there

Rent a car is the best option to get to Vavaony. Follow the National Road N°2 (Tana- Tamatave) until Brickaville, then about 10km after this small eastern town, take the fork. When in Manambato, go by boat to Vavaony (10 minutes crossing)

Where to stay

There is no hotel infrastructure in the village of Vavaony. Stay in Manambato at the Hotel Les Acacias or the Hotel Le Palmarium. Rasoa Beach, Villa Mahavelo, Ony Hotel or Chez Luigi are also popular with visitors.

Where to eat

We recommend that you dine at your hotel restaurant.

What to see

Take the opportunity to visit the surrounding sites during your stay. The historic location of Andevoranto, a former slave trading centre, is steeped in history. You can also visit Ambila, a popular seaside resort in the region.