Teaching how to blog

Finally, I have a chance to  teach Violance how to upload a picture into her blog, because as the proveb says: ” to give a person a fish to help a person a day but to teach a person how to fish to help a person forever” now she knows how to do it, and look at her she is really proud to wear a foko T shirt.



Why should we blog on Africa?

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It’s getting a popular question now. This question concerns only Africa, right? According to me, I’m blogging to discover a realities and news from a particular place or all around the glob as well. As you know, informations are like an authorities, you become more strong if you’re informed of all the news which are happen in a particular place. Also in blogging, we share one another our happiness, and our sadness. We’re all here to help one another.So guyz, let’s blog, to share what your plan is, what you have, what you know, what you discover. With that endeavour, this world is going to change completely in the better way. So if we want to kick the tiger in his ass, we’d better have a plan for dealing with his teeth.

Est Pangalane Channel

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The Est coast long-side has around 665km is only: lake’s multitudes and the naturas lagoon, separated from Indian Ocean by a very thin sol fringe(from north of Tamatve to South ofFarafangana). The fittings out are permitted to tie these waterway between them, and espacially to give an access to this navigable way a barges, for ensuring the secirityies of navigation.

The  Pangalane channel answers the commercial needs at this Est coast long-side, because of the river port fittings out in severals towns traversed by the channel, lot of products are transported by. After the rehabilitation at the end of 1980, 430km of the channel became navigable from Tamatave river port to Manajart’s.

Along this channel, you’ll discover a very beautiful place such as:

Ankanin’Ny nofy: literally means dream nest,

The palmariums: situated on 35ha of island surrounded of Ampitabe lake, some kilometers from<< Buch house>>. This private reserve shelters around 100000 of palm trees which are we can not find no more else around the glob. The most famous are:Dypsis, Ravenae, Orania and also Voanioala and Lemurophoenix. Around ten lemurs species are living in this place (Indri Indri, Varicia Variegate, Propithecs, Aye Aye,…)

Ambila lemaitso: sea site is existed since for colonization period.

Manambato: very nice beach, with its white sand and  also near wild nature which is very calm.

So came here guyz, you’ll satisfied of your travel along this channel from Tamatave ’till Mananjary.

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Foulpoint Tamatave


Foulpoint is the most famous place for the tourism here in Tamatave. It’s exactly 54km north of Tamatve. After having visited a national park of Ivoloina, I’d like to advice you to pay visit Foulpoint.

In Foulpoint, we can find a very splendid Fort<<Manda>>. It is a Merina Fort made by Radama 1st between 1826 and 1831. It’s situated 1km North West of the village.

The fort is made from a rocks/stones, corals powder mixed with eggs white and latex from plants or trees to fix them. It’s so strong, amazing.

From inside, the wall has one way for the gait with a windows for the cannon(gun) and another round way to join them to the stairs. Also inside of the fort there are a commander house, prison, kitchen. Outside, there is one powder magazine and one well to breed the Fort people. 4 batteries are situated around 2km of the principal Fort, and another fort which is for withdrawal is placed 22km from the principal Fort. This second one is not as known as the principal Fort because the way to get there is already covered by forest. It was only to against the french arrival.

After getting tired to the Fort tour, you can have a rest to the Manda Beach hotel, with its traditional construction surrounded by luxurian with swimming pool, tennis, and other games. Indeed you’ll enjoy your time on the beach. You can imagine from these picture how beatiful is the hotel.


Ivoloina Zoo

After walking around Tamatave town, now let’s take the national road number 5


The parc is located 12km north of Tamatave, go traight on road national number 5 towards Foulpoint and turn left on the secondary road at the Ivoloina river (don’t cross the river!) and turn left again at the Ivoloina zoo and forestry station sign at the large picnic area.

It is a regiona center which promotes the concervation of Madagascar’s unique and endangered animals and plants. The Madagascar Fauna Group has worked and still work in collaboration with Madagascar’s ministry of water and forest; the province of Tamatave and local school districts to develop Parc Ivoloina’s animal faciliies and envoronemental education programs. The MFG is an international non profit consortium of 38 zoological parks and conservation center with its headquarters at the San Francesco Zoo in California, USA.

Into the parc you can see over 100 lemurs of 13 different species and subspecies. Many of the lemurss are free-ranging in the forests near bthe zoo.

See and learn about Madagascar’s endangered lemurs including:

*Ringtailed lemurs                         =Lemur catta
*Brown lemurs                               =Eulemur fulvus fulvus
*Red-fronted lemurs                     =Eulemur fulvus rufus
*White-fronted lemurs                  =Eulemur fulvus albifrons
*Red’bellied lemurs                       =Eulemur rubriventer
*Crowned lemurs                          =Eulemur coronatus
*Black lemurs                                =Eulemur macoco macoco
*Blue’eyed lemurs                         =Eulemur macoco flavifrons
*Black and white ruffed lemurs    =Varicia variegata variegata
*Grey gentle lemurs                     =Hapalemur griseus griseus
*Alaotran gentle lemurs               =Hapalemur greseus alaotransis
*Greater bamboo lemurs              =Hapalemur simus
*Aye-aye                                      =Daubentonia Madagascariensis
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You’ll also see reptiles that are unique to Madagascar: beautiful Radiated tortoises, Spider tortoises, Boa snakes and cryptic Chameleons. Many of the animals have been born at the parc Ivoloina in their conservation breeding programs. Some animals were confiscated by authorities from people who kept them illegally, either as pets or for the illegal export trade. OK then, THERE WE WIll MEET

I love Tamatave

Until nowadays, Tamatave is still the second town of Madagascar. It gives a very strong strengh of Madagascar’s economics. Here, you can find vanilla, cloves, coffee, bananas,….I see that that is the reason why our President Marc RAVALOMANANA called Tamatave like an economic capital of Madagascar and I’m pretty sure that that is not accidentally.

Now it’s a summer period, so the time is back for the litchis campaign. If we talk about litchis, lot of people want to pay visit Tamatave, you are right because I’m telling you that litchis is not bad to be tasted. According to me, I like it, I love, I adore it.litchis

May be for that reason also Antsinanana region and Zain Madagascar in callaboration with tourism ministry are organizing one festival title<< Avy litchis festival>>. It is a very big opportunity of Tamataveians get to know and let people know the importance of taking care of agricultural products until their exportation. It is also a time when we can show our cultural weath which are to differ us to the other regions in Madagascar. You see how beautiful here and how tasted fuits the lichis

Bien Aimé place

Also called Banians place, this place is the heart historical of Tamatave. In here, we can find Ampasimazava village. Before pirates arrival in 17th centuary, this place was called Ampasimanolotra. According to the orals sources it was sacred place where we practiced our religion and the veneration of ancestors or <<Razana>>. This place belonged to one distinguished woman, gaudy and prophet who called Timasy Vavitiana in that time. After her death, lot of Malagasy were still continuing to practice an ancestors rites here. Then because of the settler arrival, this worship place of Timasy Vavitiana with its specificities are disappeared.


After that, this plas was used like transiting of Haoussa workers, Senegalese, Indochinese, Chinese, Indians and Kabyles. Then it became a simple place for a games, festivities which were organised by Bien Aimé who was a French Amiral, arrived here in Tamatave in 1883. May be a coincidence, but the meanning of Amiral Bien Aimé’s name and the prophet Vavitiana is the same.

The Banians majestic’s tree of Bien Aimé place are from Indian which were planted aronud 1920. To be noted that their scientific’s name is ficus religiosa, and these trees have a creeps, on touching a sol, they become a new roots. AMAZING!!!