AntsirabeMadagascar. In 2013, it had an population of around 240,000.
The city has more than 5000 colorfully painted rickshaws, called "Push-Push", it is the second most commonly used mean of transportation after cycling. This makes Antsirabe a very peaceful town compared to Antananarivo's traffic jams and pollution.
Taxis and taxi-brousse can get you to nearby cities. Bicycles, quads and taxis are available for daily rent.
Rando Raid MadagascarRents motorbikes, also sells motorbike/horse/trekking excursions.
Lac TratrivaA natural crater lake 30 minutes outside of town. It can be accessed by car and then a short hike.
- Shoprite Avenue Foch. 08:00-19:00
- Score Avenue Grande. 09:00-19:30
- Supermaki next to Antsenakely city market. 08:00-20:00
- Super Maxi Avenue Foch. which has cheaper prices. 08:00-18:00
- BFV-SG Bank ATM takes most international cards.
- BNI takes Mastercard and Visa card.
- BOA ATM takes only Visa card.
- MCB ATM takes Mastercard and Visa card.
- BMOI ATM takes Visa card.
- Crock Inn. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The staff has some limited English skills. Associated with the Aro Hotel.
- Chez Billy. Serves lunch and dinner. French-owned and -operated, great place for tourists and backpackers.
Aroteladdress: 303 303 Rue Jean Ralaimongo Bp
Hotel TrianonThis seven-room hotel is in a building that dates to 1927, and while the building and furnishings are all older, rather than feeling worn out, the place instead has an antique feel. Rooms have showers but no air conditioning, and wi-fi is available. The parking area is behind a gate and thus offers added security. Continental breakfast is served downstairs, while there is also an attached restaurant that serves lunch, dinner, and drinks.
Hotel Diamantphone: +261 20 44-48840, +261 20 44-49440address: Rte d AndranobeClean double room with own hotwater bathroom. All rooms cable TV. Has a swimming pool.
Niavophone: +261 20 44-48467address: Rue de la Myre de VillersSingle double rooms. Some rooms with own bathroom.
Blue Sky Hotelphone: +261 34-6121216address: Rte CirculaireVery clean double room with own hotwater bathroom. 32-inch cable TV with USB player. Fast free internet. Free breakfast. Has its own bar and cafe.