Anjajavy

  • Jajavy is the name given to a small mangrove shrub close to the mangrove. Anjajavy means "where Jajavys grow".In Madagascar, Anjajavy is a small fishing village, though no main road will lead you here. In the heart of the territory of Sakalava du Menabe, it can only be accessed by barely signposted trails in the bush or the forest. You will need 7 days of walking to reach the nearest town, Majunga, ...
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Amy Adejokun
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Jajavy is the name given to a small mangrove shrub close to the mangrove. Anjajavy means "where Jajavys grow".

In Madagascar, Anjajavy is a small fishing village, though no main road will lead you here. In the heart of the territory of Sakalava du Menabe, it can only be accessed by barely signposted trails in the bush or the forest. You will need 7 days of walking to reach the nearest town, Majunga, "city of flowers", by going 74 miles further south. Therefore, use a train, boat or plane as a means of transport.

Most of the tourists who travel to Anjajavy are those who are staying at the hotel Anjajavy, a Relais and Chateaux hotel, whose information you can read about on our site. Most get there by private jet.

Anjajavy is a unique place on more than one level, it has creeks with tsingys, remains of coral carved by erosion of thousands of years of rain and the majestic baobab seats, as well as the beach, the Indian Ocean and a very rich nature reserve. More than 1800 species of plants, mostly endemic, and many medicinal plants form the dry forest. The forest is home to many animal species including the famous Sifaka lemur, birds of paradise, different species of chameleon and Oplurus iguanas.

Anjajavy: what to do?

In Anjajavy, you should not miss excursions in caves or tsingys, or walks through in the coves. The visit organised by the hotel will stop you close to a century old baobab, sacred to the people who live here, who regularly come to offer sacrifices of zebu.

Once settled in the beautiful Relais and Chateaux of Anjajavy, you will find pleasure in discovering the garden of the 'The Oasis' hotel, bringing together all varieties of Madagascan vegetation.

  • The atypical setting
  • The variety of excursions
  • The beauty of the place
  • The remoteness. By plane, Anjajavy is 1.5 hours from Tananarive (435 miles), 30 minutes from Majenga (75 miles) and 50 minutes from Nosy Be (100 miles)

Reminders

During your excursions, do not forget your sandals, your hat, your sunscreen, your camera, a bottle of water, and a small knife, to open the oysters!

To avoid

Do not you try to venture alone too far. Also, the cyclone period (late December-early April) is to be avoided.

Anjajavy: what to eat?

When you venture into tsingys and you stop on the coves, do not hesitate to taste the algae that grow on sand or small oysters that grow by the thousand on the rocks; they are fresh and delicious.

Anjajavy: what to buy?

In this magnificent region where nature reigns supreme, the best thing to have with you is your camera.

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