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.

Gamewatchers Safaris can arrange your stay in Antananarivo, below is a selection of accommodation in or near Antananarivo and our team of expert Travel Consultants can tailor-make an itinerary to include Antananarivo to suit your budget.

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Maison Gallieni

Built in 1879, this small guest house sits on top of the hill Faravohitra, offering a spectacular view of the Antananarivo. Maison Galliéni is the perfect getaway for anybody looking for a peaceful and relaxing retreat in the heart of the Malagasy capital.

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Relais des Plateaux

Relais des Plateaux is located just 5 minutes from Ivato International Airport and 15 minutes from downtown Antananarivo. The hotel features comfortable rooms with modern amenities & air conditioning. Guests can enjoy a delicious meal at the on-site restaurant as well as use of an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, and a spa.

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Palissandre Hotel & Spa

The Palissandre Hotel & Spa enjoys a fantastic location in Madagascar’s capital.   Overlooking the iconic Avenue of Independence, this hotel is an ideal base to explore the city’s vibrant culture and attractions.

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