Antananarivo, Madagascar

The perfect 2 days itinerary

Antananarivo, often referred to as Tana, is the capital city of Madagascar. Nestled in the island's central highlands, it's a city of vibrant markets, historical sites, and unique architecture that reflects a blend of traditional Malagasy and colonial influences. From the royal palaces of the Rova to the bustling streets of Analakely Market, Antananarivo offers a fascinating glimpse into the culture and history of Madagascar. The city's surrounding landscapes, including lush hills and rice paddies, provide a beautiful backdrop to this bustling metropolis.

What to do in Antananarivo?

This 2 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Antananarivo. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Exploring the Historical Heart of Antananarivo


Start your day with a visit to the Rova of Antananarivo, the royal palace complex that offers panoramic views of the city. Explore the remnants of the Queen's Palace and the historic stone buildings that tell tales of Madagascar's royal past.


Head to the Andafiavaratra Palace, the former residence of the Prime Minister of Madagascar, now a museum showcasing royal artifacts and historical memorabilia. Take a leisurely stroll through the nearby Ambohitsorohitra Palace, a presidential palace with stunning architecture.


Enjoy a traditional Malagasy dinner at a local restaurant, experiencing the unique flavors of the island's cuisine.

Day 2: Market Day and Cultural Immersion


Visit the bustling Analakely Market, where you can immerse yourself in the daily life of the locals. Explore the colorful stalls selling everything from fresh produce to handcrafted goods. Don't miss the opportunity to try some street food.


Explore the Anosy Lake area, a picturesque spot in the city with a beautiful lake and a memorial monument. Visit the Tsimbazaza Zoo to see a variety of endemic species, including lemurs, and learn about Madagascar's unique biodiversity.


Attend a cultural performance or a music event to experience the vibrant arts scene in Antananarivo.

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