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Overview

Situated 50 km away from Fianarantsoa on the edge of the southern highlands, Ambalavao is a very fascinating small town that has about 35,000 inhabitants and is home to Malagasy ‘Antaimoro’ which is papyrus based paper with wild flowers. Ambalavo has a landmark named Zebu that is well known for its largest cattle market. People from all regions especially from the South bring their zebus for sale and purchase and walk hundreds of kilometres to get a good price for their cattle. The zebu market takes place every Wednesday and thousands of people and cattle gather for this big event. Ambalavao has its own large hill that is situated on the outskirts of the city which has roughly fenced area. At the corner of this place are small houses, where interested buyers and salesmen can withdraw to negotiate with the Zebus. Make a visit to this interesting place and get to know about the place and how they sell their cattle for living. The markets of Ambalavao are an ideal place where you can spend some time purchasing and exploring the region. Be it nuts, tree bark, buttons or pieces of shells, you can never get bored of this fascinating place.

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South Madagascar Tour Package

Duration: 7N / 8D

Ambalavao

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