Mahajanga, the beautiful capital of the Boeny Region, is one of the most important seaport cities in Madagascar. The city is a wonderful beach destination and is filled with plenty of luxurious and more affordable hotels, lodges and resorts.
The friendly locals in Mahajanga are incredibly warm and welcoming. You could stop to buy fresh fruit on the of the road from a vender in the public market and have new friends at the end of the purchase. The humble industry of sailboat fishing has created a very relaxed environment and very receiving locals.
A giant baobab tree stands tall and proudly in the city centre, attracting people because of the size of it. Measuring at 21.70m, and standing 10m in height, this is the biggest baobab in Madagascar. Despite its beauty and size, it has a grim past, the tree served as a place where prisoners were executed by firing squad during the French colonisation of the area.
The busy port city also has plenty of wonderful restaurants that serve delicious fresh seafood and is a must try for all tourists in the area. This beautiful beach city also has amazing weather and is particularly sunny, often experiencing about eight months of sunny weather at a time.
Mahajanga, although big, is less busy than the big tourist site of Nosy Be, and offers the same wonderful warm tropical experience. Start your well deserved holiday adventure, book with us today or contact us to arrange your custom Madagascan holiday today!