Antalavia

From MadaCamp
Jump to: navigation, search

Antalavia or Antalaviana is located in a protected bay on the western side of Masoala Peninsula, directly at the Antongil Bay in the northeast of Madagascar. There is no real village, only a few basic fishermen huts and a very nice ecolodge along a wonderful sandy beach.

Antalavia 001.jpg
Antalavia 003.jpg Antalavia 009.jpg Antalavia 014.jpg
Antalavia 017.jpg Antalavia 018.jpg Antalavia 010.jpg

The mouth of the nearby Antalavia River is the natural border between the Tampolo Marine Reserve and Masoala National Park. The river flows through the beach into the sea. Paddling up the river leads to cascades with little, refreshing cool swimming pools.

Antalavia 024.jpg

In October 2015, the newly built lodge was completely empty. The spacious bungalows and restaurant building are situated in a mix of pine forest and lush tropical vegetation. The price for accommodation starts at 150,000 Ariary (2015).

Antalavia 006.jpg Antalavia 007.jpg Antalavia 008.jpg

Whilst sitting on the beach in the early evening, one can enjoy a beautiful sunset to the monotonous sound of the waves. With a bit of luck, one can spot an Aye-aye in the night or at least hear its calling. Throughout the day, one can see brown lemurs, endemic birds, geckos and chameleons.

The next village in the direction south and through the rainforest is Ratranavona. The next village direction north is Marofototra.

GPS Coordinates
S 15°47.133'
E050°01.044'
8m elevation

Additional information