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Economic capital of the Menabe Region, Morondava is located 700 km Southwest of the capital city. Known for its numerous forests (Andranomena, Analabe, Manamby, Kirindy) and its rich fauna and flora, this region will not fall short of the expectations of any nature lover. Different ceremonies such as "asa lolo" (circumcision ceremony), "moraingy" (Malagasy wrestling), or tromba worships (similar to voodoo) provide a brand new experience for unparalleled immersion in the culture of the Menabe Region.
To take you to Morondava (MOQ), Tsaradia has up to three scheduled flights per week at the departure of Antananarivo (TNR).
Where is Morondava located?
Morondava is located in the west of the island of Madagascar, about 700 km from the capital Antananarivo (Tananarive). The city of Morondava is the economic and administrative capital of the Menabe region and the Morondava district. Morondava is part of the province of Tulear. The district of Mahabo is a district of the region of Menabe located in the west of Madagascar.
The population of Morondava:
Morondava today has a population of 70,000. The region is populated mainly by the Sakalava, Vezo, Makoa and an Indo-Pakistani trading community, which came in the days of French colonization.
How to get to Morondava?
Count between 12 h to 15 h drive from Antananarivo, including 8h drive from Antsirabe on the RN 34 and RN 35.
By plane, the flight duration will be 1 h 15 mn from Antananarivo to Morondava with Tsaradia.
Tsaradia serves Morondava on scheduled flights up to 3 times a week. Find our cheapest fares for Tana Morondava or Morondava Tana flights on our special offers page.
What to see in Morondava ?
The famous Baobab Alley:
You cannot miss this famous site if you reach Morondava via the national road from Antananarivo or if you understand joining Belo sur Tsiribihina from Morondava. Baobab Alley is 20 kilometers from the city. This alley is a real national treasure and is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Madagascar. The baobabs along the road are up to 30 meters long and are part of an endemic species called Andansonia grandidieri. It is visited at all hours of the day. Many photographers stay there until sunset for spectacular photos.
Morondava biodiversity: Kirindy Mitea
If you are in Morondava, Kirindy Mitea is an indispensable step to discover the rich biodiversity of the Morondava region. Kirindy Mitea is a nature reserve located next to the Andranomena Special Reserve. It is one of UNESCO’s 20 new biosphere reserves alone. You will meet lemurs, snakes, fossa, etc. To discover more, you can head to the forests of Manamby, Andranomena and Analabe.
Belo sur Mer :
Belo-sur-mer is a small fishing village located on a peninsula south of Morondava, 80 km from the city. The population of Belo-sur-Mer is known for its naval know-how. The local population of Belo-sur-Mer develops transport vessels that crisscross the Mozambique Canal and the Indian Ocean. The village is home to the salt pans of Antsira and is often referred to as «the salt attic of Madagascar».
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park :
Created in 1997 in the center-west of Madagascar, about 300 kilometers from Tananarive, in the region of Melaky.
The Tsingy Nature Reserve is the result of tectonic slides lifting a huge limestone plate. The impressive limestone massifs of the Tsingy are unique formations in the world! The park is open during the dry period (June to November) due to the roads and paths that are not very practicable during the rainy period. The Tsingy of Bemaraha fascinates scientists with its 72,340 hectares, where 90 species of birds, 8 species of reptiles, and 10 species of lemurs live.
Tsingy de Bemaraha Integral Nature Reserve:
The Tsingy de Bemaraha Integral Nature Reserve is a 157,710-hectare protected area. It is one of the few regions with intact forests. Composed of lakes and mangroves, it serves as habitat for rare bird species and lemurs. The flora is extremely rich and has about 650 species of plants. This protected area has been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 1990.
It is located in the Melaky region, West of Madagascar and North of the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park. To reach the reserve of Morondava, you will have to travel 200 km of dirt track.
What activities in Morondava?
Even as a peaceful city inviting you to relax, Morondava does not lack activities for partygoers, sportsmen, adventurers and explorers. Once in Morondava, head to Nosy Kely Beach, which is well known for its wide, white sandy beach. Nosy Kely is the touristic place of Morondava where many hotesl, restaurants and bars and discotheques are nearby. For travellers looking for peace and relaxation, the Kimony beach on the outskirts of the city will delight you.
Climate in Morondava:
Morondava has a desert climate. Over the year, the average temperature in Morondava is 26 °C and precipitation is moderate. The best time to visit is during the dry season, from March to December.
Stay in Morondava
The region of Morondava has many modern hotel establishments suitable for all budgets. In Morondava you can find many hotels and resorts from 3 to 4 stars. For those who seek contact with nature and want to feel at the end of the world, many hotels, such as Camp Amoureux will delight you.
Around Morondava :
From the town of Morondava you can explore the Menabe Region as well as the entire northern part of the province of tulear. Tour operators organize different tours, hikes, and treks that allow you to discover in detail the region.
You can reach the districts of Mahabo, Manja, Miandrivazo and Belo-sur-Tsiribihina. Further south, you can reach Morombe, then Andavadaoka or Salary.
Belo sur Tsiribihina is a step to do and see if you are planning a tour to the Tsingy de Bemaraha. The municipality is located 106km to the north at the mouth of the Tsiribihina River. You can go there via the river circuit. During the tour you will have the opportunity to discover a wide variety of landscapes, meet the local population, and discover the biodiversity of the region.
For a sustainable tourism the Ecovillage Hutamac in Belo sur Mer will welcome you throughout the year. Explore this sustainable and environmentally friendly village.
Madagascar Airlines flights to Morondava
Fly from Antananarivo to Morondava
To Morondava (MOQ), Madagascar Airlines offers up to three flights a week from Antananarivo (TNR).
Book your plane ticket now, and get the cheapest fares to reach the "Malagasy Venice".
Madagascar Airlines Agency in Morondava
Adress: Mamahora Tsimahavaobe
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m to 11:30 a.m
2:30 p.m to 5 p.m
Saturday: 8 a.m to 10 a.m