Madagascar - Eastern Madagascar (PDF Chapter)
This is the Eastern Madagascar chapter from Lonely Planet’s Madagascar guidebook.
There is a wildness to Eastern Madagascar of primordial allure, from the misty mountains of Masoala, down the huge coastline with its pounding sea, to the lush waterways of the Pangalanes Lakes. Travel here can be frustrating and difficult, but also surprisingly and richly rewarding.
- wake to the wail of the indri in Parc National Andasibe Mantadia
- drift along Lac Ampitabe on a solar-powered boat from Vohibola
- drive the infamous RN5 from Soanierana-Ivongo to Maroantsetra
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Lac Mantasoa, Moramanga, Andasibe, Parc National Andasibe Mantadia, Réserve Spéciale d’Analamazaotra, Parc National de Mantadia, Parc Mitsinjo, Réserve de Torotorofotsy, Mahay Mitia Ala, Réserve de Maromizaha, Vohimana Forest, Pangalanes Lakes, Lac Ampitabe (Akanin’ny Nofy), Lac Rasobe & Manambato, Ambila-Lemaitso, Tamatave (Toamasina) & around, Parc Zoologique Ivoloina, Foulpointe (Mahavelona), Mahambo, Fenoarivo-Atsinanana (Fénérive Est), Soanierana-Ivongo, Manompana, Île Sainte Marie, Ambodifotatra & around, Île aux Nattes (Nosy Nato), Baie d’Antongil & the Masoala Peninsula, Mananara, Maroantsetra, Réserve de Nosy Mangabe and Parc National de Masoala.
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