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Ambositra (pronounced 'Ambushed') is a city in Madagascar, renowned for its traditional decorative paper-making.

Get in[edit]

Get Around[edit]

Most tourists prefer to take a "Push-Push," which is a colorfully painted rickshas.




Ambositra is well known for its many handicrafts and is possibly the best place in Madagascar to do one stop shopping of sorts. Small stores mingle all about the town and one can safely stroll amongst these shops and get what one needs. Everything from furniture, Antaimoro paper, handicrafts, and souvenirs can be found. Plus, the town is terribly pleasant to walk about in and watch people.




Motel Violette, On the outskirts of town, Phone: (261-20) 47-710 84. Includes five nice bungalows, and has a restaurant with nice views of rice fields surrounding the town. In 2007 it cost $10 per night.

Get out[edit]

There are taxi brousse stations on both the North and Southern parts of town dependent upon which way you wish to go. Buses go between Tana and Fianar.

Beware some, not all, of the pousse pousse drivers. Never take a "free ride" as this is a con, not a friendly gesture. A scene will occur afterward that involves demands for money and possibly slander.

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