Located in the centre of the island, Antananarivo the capital of Madagascar, sits 1280m above sea level, and occupies a commanding position. The views over the city are worth seeing and this is where you will tend to start/end your time on this island.
The city offers plenty of history and culture, as well as many points of interest and significant sights worth exploring during a stay here – including Andafiavaratra Palace, Rova of Antananarivo, Andohalo square and the open-air market of Le Pochard and the artisan market at Andravoahangy.
Antananarivo offers a vibrant and cosmopolitan dining scene with plenty of places to eat out offering a wide variety of cuisine from international to local delicacies.
The international airport Ivato is about 15km from the city and is the hub of the national airline Air Madagascar. It is the only airport on the island hosting long-haul & international airlines.
There is a variety of accommodation for visitors from larger hotels to smaller guest houses catering for various budgets.
Antananarivo has a subtropical highland climate with mild, dry winters and warm, rainy summers. The city receives nearly all of its average annual rainfall between November and April. Daily mean temperatures range from 20.8 °C (69.4 °F) in December to 14.3 °C (57.7 °F) in July.
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