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

Sambava - Madagascar: Wind Storm Situation as of 10/03/2017, Grading Map - ReliefWeb
15-03-2017 02:00
Deadly Cyclone Enawo batters Madagascar with flooding, damaging winds - AccuWeather.com
08-03-2017 14:33
Madagascar cyclone death toll reaches 38, authorities say - TVNZ
11-03-2017 14:40
Cyclone Enawo: Logistics Cluster - Situation Update, 23 March 2017 ... - Reliefweb
26-03-2017 06:45
Madagascar: Cyclone Enawo Situation Report No. 4 (28 March ... - Reliefweb
29-03-2017 07:51
Le cyclone Enawo fait au moins 3 morts à Madagascar - La Voix de l’Amérique
07-03-2017 22:20
Cyclone Enawo: Logistics Cluster - Situation Update, 20 March 2017 ... - ReliefWeb
21-03-2017 05:47
Weekly-wrap up: Deadly wildfires char central US; Strongest cyclone to hit Madagascar in 13 years wreaks havoc - AccuWeather.com
10-03-2017 13:30
ACAPS Briefing Note – Madagascar Tropical Cyclone Enawo, 13 ... - ReliefWeb
14-03-2017 09:06
Région SAVA – Le PNUD au chevet des sinistrés | L'Express de ... - L'Express de Madagascar
10-03-2017 05:57


Transport

Additional information