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Ambalavao, Madagascar

Ambalavao is a very attractive small town, typical of the Central Highlands. The old part of town has wooden balconies with elaborate carvings, tiled roofs and people carrying pails of water.

The town is known for its paper making and is the home of the Malagasy 'Antaimoro' paper which is papyrus based paper with wild flowers in. You can visit the factory which is mostly flowerbeds and have a small tour and visit the shop.

There is a lively cattle market on Monday and Thursdays on the outskirts of town. This starts at 3am so you are unlikely to see the beginning but you will see a large number zebu and herdsmen on the roads.

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    • Betsileo Country Lodge, Ambalavao

      Betsileo Country Lodge

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      The hotel is located outside of Ambalavao, close to the excellent Anja Park. There is a swimming pool and terrace, where you can enjoy the beautiful views over the surrounding area.