Canal des Pangalanes, Manakara

4.6
#2 of 7 in Nature in Fianarantsoa Province
Must see · Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Ride through the man-made waterways of Canal des Pangalanes, linking a series of lagoons in an inland waterway. While you cruise along the water, watch as various animals and birds search for food, interact with each other, or lounge on the shore. You will see many unfamiliar plants and trees, as well, some of which have medicinal use. Take a break at one of the villages along the way to taste the local cuisine and talk with the people, or stop at one of the pristine beaches along its shores. Put Canal des Pangalanes and other Manakara attractions into our Manakara trip itinerary planning website, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • There are several different ways to see the Pangalanes but all of them will enable you to see the diversity that the canal has to offer. From fishing villages, spice trails, to women doing their...  more »
  • We spent 1 day on this canal as well as some of the lakes it connects. We did have the bad luck that most of the trip it rained. When the rain was hard enough they covered the boat, so we had very...  more »
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  • An incredible experience! Pangalanes is the longest freshwater canal. It stretches along the eastern coast of Madagascar. Nowadays, people live in large villages along the canal. Time has completely stopped there. There are few tourists and the nature is the same as it was centuries ago.
  • A canal that bathes several villages on the east coast of Madagascar, including the beautiful coastal city of Manakara. It is a trade route but also one of the tourist attractions of the area. It is advisable to take the boat ride with a local guide specialized in the area as I remind you that the crocodiles are the order of the day in this area. The tour is very nice and it is safe.
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