Majunga (Mahajanga in Malagasy) is a cosmopolitan city located on the west coast of Madagascar, in the Boeny region.
Capital of the ancient kingdom of the Sakalava people, the city contains great cultural and historical wealth.
Commonly called “City of Flowers”, Majunga is a bustling city, marked by Indo-Arab colonial influences. You will be conquered by the beautiful and colorful architectural shows: the varangue houses, the mosques, the Arab houses with crenellated architecture, the Indian stores, the great Baobab ….
When one speaks about Majunga, one immediately makes reference to the great Baobab, symbol of the city. Of a height of more than 14 meters, it can be admired at any time of the day. Especially in the evening, when the sun sets over the Mozambique Channel.
Loaded with history, the city contains several sites and parks not to be missed during your visit.
The main places of interest in the region :
Tourist beaches are all close to the city center. Real places of relaxation, several beaches are equipped with umbrellas, chalets and deckchairs for sunbathing. The most famous beaches are :
You can easily get around the city with different means of transportation: tuk-tuk, bus, cab and rickshaw.
At nightfall, a subtle scent of grilled meat reigns in the Boulevard du bord, a place of stroll and meeting well known by locals and tourists. Located on the seafront, it is the ideal place to taste the local specialties: well-macerated zebu skewers, fried plantains, grilled maniocs, vegetable achards with exotic flavors…
So many distractions to discover without further ado.