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Ambalavao (New Valley) is a city in Madagascar within the central highlands, near Fianarantsoa. The town has the largest zebu market in Madagascar where herdsmen walk from all parts of the country to sell their cattle. Andringitra park borders the north edge of the town where an WWF office provides information and guides.

The National road (RN7) connects with Fianarantsoa and Toliara.

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Ambalavao town
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Ambalavao market
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Ricksaws in the city


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Hôtel Tsienimparihy

Aux Bougainvillées
MG-303 Ambalavao
Tel: ++261 2075 340 01

This small pleasant hotel is the stopover for Madabus when arriving in Ambalavao. It has 16 solar-powered rooms and a restaurant. Guides can be organised at the reception for excursions to Pic Boby, the highest accessible mountain in Madagascar.

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View from Hôtel Tsienimparihy

Hôtel Tsienimparihy
MG-303 Ambalavao
++261 2075 341 23

This hotel is overlooking the market place on one side and has a panoramic view of the picturesque lanscape on the other. Check in to the big room on the top floor for the best view.

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