Benavony is a village and commune in the district of Ambanja. The village is located along the Sambirano River.
Location: 7km from Ambanja on the Andoharano road (to the source of the river).
History: This village has not always been there where it is today. In 1940, it was devastated by a cyclone called Manoto (to collide). The current village is better than the old, according to a Malagasy proverb: Benavonynafindratsaratsaran'nyteo or Benavony moved to a better place than before.
Population: Roughly 1,000 people, most of whom are farmers, particularly of rice, cocoa and coffee.
Google: 13°42'30.9"S 48°29'07.6"E
Garmin: -13.708580, 48.485444
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- Sambirano Trekking Tour
- Bike ride Ambanja to Bemaneviky - 30.74 km
- Bike ride Andranomandevy to Ambanja - 8.05 kilometres till hitting the road to Ambanja