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Ampangorinana is a small town located in the central highlands of Madagascar, situated around 200 kilometers east of the capital city of Antananarivo. It is located in the Amoron'i Mania region and is home to around 8,000 people.

The town is situated in a lush, green valley and is surrounded by rolling hills and mountains. The climate of the area is tropical with hot, humid summers and mild winters. The town is known for its abundant wildlife and diverse vegetation, with a variety of plants and animals living in the region.

Ampangorinana is an important historical site in Madagascar. It was the site of the Battle of Ampangorinana in 1817, when a coalition of Merina and Sakalava forces defeated the French forces led by General Jacques-François de Chazal. This battle marked the end of the Merina-Sakalava War and the beginning of French rule in Madagascar.

The town is also renowned for its traditional crafts and art. Local artisans produce a variety of items, including wood carvings, jewelry, and basketry. Ampangorinana is also home to a number of ancient tombs and burial sites, which are a popular tourist attraction.

The town is a popular destination for visitors to Madagascar, with its beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife, and fascinating history. It is a great place to experience the culture and traditions of the Malagasy people and explore the natural beauty of the region.

Excursion tips for a day in Ampangorinana

Ampangorinana in Madagascar is a great destination for tourists looking for a unique and exciting experience. On a day trip, there are plenty of activities to enjoy that will give you a taste of the local culture and scenery. Here is a list of possible activities to do when visiting Ampangorinana:

1. Visit the local market to purchase traditional handicrafts, spices, and souvenirs.
2. Take a boat ride along the Pangalane Canal.
3. Explore the lush rainforests of the Ampangorinana region.
4. Visit the nearby village of Andranomay and learn about the unique culture and customs of the local people.
5. Enjoy a traditional Malagasy feast with local dishes such as romazava and ravitoto.
6. Go on a guided tour of the area to learn about its history and culture.
7. Take a dip in the nearby hot springs.
8. Go on a wildlife safari and spot some of the region's unique species of animals.
9. Visit the nearby Isalo National Park and take a hike through its stunning landscape.
10. Relax on the beach and enjoy the beautiful views of the Indian Ocean.

Experience Ampangorinana with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Ampangorinana. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Ampangorinana

Ampangorinana in Madagascar has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons: a hot, wet season from November to April and a cooler, dry season from May to October. During the wet season, temperatures range from an average low of 18°C (64°F) to an average high of 29°C (84°F). During the dry season, temperatures range from an average low of 16°C (61°F) to an average high of 25°C (77°F). Rainfall is highest in January, while the dry season is usually sunny and dry with occasional showers.

Cruise weather for Ampangorinana

Our weather forecast for Ampangorinana helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 25.4 °C
min: 23.8 °C
26.3 m/s
25.6 m/s
14.1 %
23.9 m
71.7 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 25.4 °C
min: 23.7 °C
23.4 m/s
22.3 m/s
36.2 %
24.1 m
74.8 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 25.7 °C
min: 23 °C
27.0 m/s
26.6 m/s
47.2 %
24.1 m
75.8 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 25.6 °C
min: 23.4 °C
24.5 m/s
23.8 m/s
46.7 %
24.0 m
73.3 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 25.8 °C
min: 22.9 °C
27.0 m/s
27.0 m/s
63.8 %
24.1 m
76.9 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 25.5 °C
min: 22.6 °C
26.6 m/s
24.8 m/s
27.0 %
24.1 m
77.6 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 26.0 °C
min: 23.1 °C
24.5 m/s
24.8 m/s
23.3 %
24.1 m
75.0 %
1,018 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 25.9 °C
min: 23.3 °C
26.6 m/s
26.3 m/s
4.4 %
24.1 m
72.2 %
1,019 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 25.9 °C
min: 23.7 °C
28.8 m/s
27.7 m/s
5.6 %
24.1 m
72.5 %
1,018 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 25.5 °C
min: 22.7 °C
32.4 m/s
32.4 m/s
3.9 %
24.1 m
70.1 %
1,018 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 25.3 °C
min: 22.5 °C
28.4 m/s
28.1 m/s
42.7 %
23.5 m
74.1 %
1,017 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 25.5 °C
min: 22.9 °C
28.4 m/s
27.7 m/s
92.3 %
23.9 m
73.6 %
1,017 hPa
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 26.2 °C
min: 23.8 °C
33.1 m/s
32.4 m/s
68.6 %
24.1 m
72.4 %
1,017 hPa
Aug. 7th 2024 Aug. 7th 2024 max: 26.0 °C
min: 23.1 °C
21.2 m/s
20.9 m/s
40.1 %
24.1 m
72.7 %
1,017 hPa
Aug. 8th 2024 Aug. 8th 2024 max: 25.8 °C
min: 23.2 °C
25.9 m/s
25.9 m/s
16.9 %
22.8 m
71.8 %
1,015 hPa

Cruises to Ampangorinana

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