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Mahajanga

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Mahajanga is a region of Madagascar.

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Antsohihy Befandriana Nord Port Berge Marovoay

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Mahajanga is a seaport, the most important one in Madagascar after Toamasina. The marine terminal accommodates containerships and small (150 gross ton) general cargo freighters. Because of limited water depth at the wharf, only small ships can call at the terminal. Deeper-draft ships anchor off the terminal and transfer cargoes to and from barges, which move it to and from the terminal. Severe storms during December 2006 damaged the bulkhead, allowing water to flow in and wash backfill out from under the terminal's paving blocks. The resulting collapse of pavement blocks has made operations at the terminal less efficient and reduced the storage space available. The largest and most valuable containerized export is frozen shrimp.

Mahajanga is a favorite tourist destination for both Malagasy tourists and international travelers, with beautiful beaches, a coconut-lined boardwalk ("Le Bord", short for "Bord de la mer" or sea-side), and eight months of hot yet virtually rain-free weather.

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1. Taxi...MGA3,000.00 to/from anywhere with in the town 2. Tuk Tuk...MGA1,000 per person shared by 3 persons max at a time 3. Pousse Pousse...Man Powered...MGA1,000~2,000 depending on distance 4. Taxi B... Fixed Routes, Good Coverage, from MGA300.00

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Absolutely a necessity in visiting Majunga is to have brochettes and beer at the waterside while watching the sunset over the water. Head towards the water and swing a left at the fat baobab tree and you will find loads of lovely little wooden hotels set up to enjoy the sunset and breeze. Should not miss this!

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