Sambava

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Sambava is a town and district on the east coast of Madagascar and the capital of the Sambava and Sava region. The population of the town of Sambava and district was 321,058 in 2015.

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Almost half of the population in the Sambava region live from farming and raising livestock. The most common acricultures are vanilla, coconut and rice farming. Sambava, along with Antalaha, is the centre of vanilla production and the source of much of the world's vanilla export.

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Activities include a visit to the Lopat vanilla factory to learn about traditional vanilla production, the Center for Learning and Understanding English (CLUE) and the large bazary kely marketplace.


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The town has a stunning beach with sometimes with huge and dangerous waves. Every Sunday there is a big beach party. Nearby excursions include a taxi-brousse drive to Nosiarina and from thereon a 5-hour boat ride by pirogue up-river to Amboahangibe. Alternatively, catch a lift with one of the cargo boats used to transport vanilla pickers during the harvesting season. Marojejy National Park can be reached by road from Sambava.


Dance contest at the weekly Sambava beach party

A domestic airport is located approximately 2km from the town centre with flights connecting Antananarivo, Toamasina (Tamatave), Maroantsetra and Diego Suarez. Scheduled flights are operated by Air Madagascar and Madagasikara Airways.

Places

Vanilla exporters

Souvenirs

Restaurants

Sambava Beach

Medical

Hotels and restaurants

Mimi Hotel or Resto Mimi (16 rooms, 4 bungalows)
Tel: +261 (0)32 0761028 or +261 (0)32 04028855
Email: mimi.hotel.resto@gmail.com

La Paillotte - Chez Jo (4 bungalows)
Tel: +261 (0)20 88 998 94 or +261 (0)32 21 221 21 (mobile)

Las Palmas (6 bungalows, 3 rooms)
Tel: +261 (0)20 8892087 / +261 (0)32 4007372
Email: laspalmas.hotel@gmail.com
www.laspalmas-hotelsambava.com

Hotel l’Ambassadeur - Chez Zoé
Tel: +261 (0)32 0292745 or +261 (0)32 0211347
Email: razafizoe@yahoo.fr

Hotel Orchidea Beach II
Tel: +261 (0)32 0438377
Email: orchideabeach2@yahoo.fr

Florencia
Tel: +261 032 0246621

Hôtel Cantonnais
Tel: N/A

Hôtel Carrefour
Tel: +261 8892060 or +261 8892322

Hotel Melrose
Tel: +261 33 1457479 or cellphone: +261 (0)32 04572

Hôtel Paradis
Tel: +261 208892297 or +261 324012689

Hôtel la Romance de Jupiter
Tel (cellphone): +261 (0)32 0463389

Hotel Noumea
Tel: +261 032 0263586

Various

Sambava Newsfeed

Base de données de communiqués de presse liés à l'Afrique – APO-Source - Organisation de la Presse Africaine (Communiqué de presse) (Blog)
19-May-2017 05:39
Consommation – Flambée du prix du riz à Sambava - L'Express de Madagascar
10-May-2017 06:10
Sambava - Madagascar: Wind Storm Situation as of 10/03/2017, Grading Map - ReliefWeb
15-Mar-2017 02:00
Normal life hit during Cherama Sambava Development Society hartal in Kottayam dist - Zee News
17-Jan-2017 07:25
Trafic de vanille – Mesures draconiennes contre les transporteurs - L'Express de Madagascar
29-Apr-2017 05:55
Cyclone Kills at Least Five People as It Slams into Madagascar - Voice of America
08-Mar-2017 22:48
Over 10000 displaced as Enawo cyclone hits Madagascar - Press TV
09-Mar-2017 17:18
Sambava – Une ambulance interceptée pour trafic de vanille - L'Express de Madagascar
14-Apr-2017 06:10
Présidentielle française – Taux de participation faible à Madagascar ... - L'Express de Madagascar
24-Apr-2017 05:54
Sambava – Trois enfants meurent intoxiqués | L'Express de ... - L'Express de Madagascar
28-Nov-2016 06:01


Transport

Additional information