Exploring the capital of Madagascar is easy if you choose to book your car hire Antananarivo service through our website. After that, it is just a case of driving to some of the tourist attractions in Antananarivo.
Antananarivo was already a major city in Madagascar before the colonial era. Its name, meaning ‘Place of 1,000 Warriors’, was given by King Andrianjaka, a Merina King who conquered the region and placed 1000 men to defend his new settlement.
The main gateway to the city is through the Antananarivo airport (also known as the Ivato International airport). You can ensure that a car is ready for your convenience by booking a hire car Antananarivo airport through our website before you go.
Madagascar is a country known for its great landscape with many plant and animal species that are not found in any other parts of the world. Most of these places are situated far into the country and away from the capital city of Antananarivo. However, fear not as there are still a lot of things that you can do while you are in the capital of Madagascar.
Antananarivo is a city filled with beautiful architecture. Its building designs have strong French and Asian influences that are a sight to behold. Drive around with your car hire Antananarivo airport and enjoy the views around the city.
You will find that your best option to move around Antananarivo is through our partners’ great variety of Antananarivo airport rental cars.
You may also drive out to the Lemur Park, which is located around 45 minutes away from the city. Here, you can take a look at some of the famed Madagascar lemurs.
Other than that, you can also take a trip out to Morondava, a coastal town in Madagascar that is less populated compared to the capital. At Morondava, it is more relaxing and you can visit the Kirindy Nature Reserve.
On the way to the nature reserve, be sure to check out the Avenue of Baobabs, a large region with beautiful baobab trees. You may also want to see the “Amorous Baobabs” which is said to improve the fertility of women that hugged the trees.
If you are looking to do some shopping, there are open air markets in Antananarivo that you can get some pretty good bargains for souvenirs. If you are not one for bargaining, then visit a group of shops called Lisy. They have similar items to the market at pretty good prices.
So, start your Madagascar journey by choosing to rent a car in Antananarivo airport through our website and get the best deals!
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