Sambava

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Sambava is a town and district on the east coast of Madagascar and the capital of the SAVA region. Along with Antalaha and Andapa, Sambava is the centre of vanilla production and the source of most of the world's vanilla export.

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Almost half of the population in the Sambava region live from farming and raising livestock. The most common agricultures are vanilla, coconut and rice farming.

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Activities include a visit to a vanilla plantation and one of the many processing facilities to learn about traditional vanilla production, a guided tour of the Soavoanio coconut plantation, a visit to Antongompahitra and Bemanevika. Small boats leaves from behind Maison Ravelo/Tandramena at Antaimby and costs 1,000 Ar across the creek where motorcycle taxis are offered. This is a shortcut to reach Bemanevika and Bemarivo.

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There are three main market places in different areas of Sambava with each of the market being extended in the mornings once a week: Antaimby on Tuesdays, Ambodisatrana on Fridays and Antanifotsy on Saturdays. Every Sunday from early afternoon close to Las Palmas Hotel there is a large beach party with several beach bars, small hand powered ferris wheels, gambling stalls, dance competitions etc. Every other Sunday there is Moraingy in Analamandrorofo along the road between Antainby and Antanifotsy.

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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 Tsaradia and Madagasikara Airways.

Transport to/from Sambava

Places

Vanilla exporters

Souvenirs

Medical

Restaurants, cafes and bars

Beach

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Hotels and restaurants

Hotel Carrefour
Sambava-Centre
Tel: +261 (0) 20 889 2060

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

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

Hotel le Giroflier
Sambava-Centre
Tel: +261 32 97 792 10

Various

Map of Sambava

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Transport

  • Ralph, English speaking tuktuk (Bajaj) driver: +261 (0)32 68 662 68
  • Haja Rabearivelo tuktuk (Bajaj): +261 (0)32 61 052 53
  • Hery's Taxi-brousse between Sambava and Vohemar: +261 (0)32 87 834 60
  • Jimmy's Taxi-brousse between Sambava and Vohemar: +261 (0)32 40 200 21
  • Sambava Airport

Additional information

Sambava Newsfeed

Madagascar’s vanilla sector thrown into turmoil - The East African
08-Oct-2021 07:00
Alphabet of Dalit pride: Reviving Sambava, a ‘secret’ ancient language - The News Minute
23-Oct-2018 07:00
In Madagascar, Endangered Lemurs Find a Private Refuge - The New York Times
27-Oct-2020 07:00
Sambava - Madagascar: Wind Storm Situation as of 10/03/2017, Grading Map - Madagascar - ReliefWeb
15-Mar-2017 07:00
Madagascan gold: meet the vanilla hustlers – in pictures - The Guardian
31-Mar-2018 07:00
In the World Capital of Vanilla Production, Nearly Three out of Four Farmers Say They Don't Have Enough to Eat - Research Blog - Duke Today
25-Jun-2021 07:00
How fortunes are being made and lost in Madagascar's vanilla boom - ABC News
21-Jan-2019 08:00
Bare Knuckle Bouts in Madagascar? ‘It Is About More Than the Fighting’ - The New York Times
05-Nov-2018 08:00
Nestle 'Natural Bliss' Vanilla Creamer Suit Voluntarily Dropped - Bloomberg Law
14-Sep-2020 07:00
Precious as Silver, Vanilla Brings Cash and Crime to Madagascar (Published 2018) - The New York Times
30-Aug-2018 07:00
Tropical Cyclone Herold forms off the coast of Madagascar - Aljazeera.com
14-Mar-2020 07:00
Our Love Of 'All Natural' Is Causing A Vanilla Shortage - NPR
16-Jun-2017 07:00
Marojejy National Park, Madagascar - World Atlas
02-Dec-2017 09:41