Ambodifototra is located on Sainte Marie (Nosy Boraha) Island, a narrow island off the east coast of Madagascar. It is the largest and most developed settlement on the island.

Whale watching is a major attraction, the channel between Sainte-Marie island and Madagascar is a breeding ground for Humpback whales migrating from the Antarctic. The island is also infamous for pirates which used it as a base during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Things to see and do

* The Old Fort
* The Catholic Church
* Ilot Madame – small islet
* Whale watching
* Cemetery of Past Pirates

General Information

Cruise Season – Oct - May
Currency – Malagasy ariary (MGA)
Language – Malagasy, French
Population – 16,500 approx
Land Area – 222 km²
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus three hours
International Country Telephone Code – +261

Travel Links – Madagascar is accessible by air. From Europe, the best connections are with Air Madagascar, Air France or Corsair from Paris to Antananarivo.

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