Antananarivo, the country's capital, is located 230 miles (370 kilometers) south of Mandritsara.
It's little wonder the area around Mandritsara is a perennial favourite with with international and local vacationers alike; the region is an Aladdin's Cave of captivating things to see and do.
If you're looking for experiences that won't cost an arm and a leg, set aside some time to explore Madagascar's many outdoor popular open-air markets.
A fun way to explore the unique natural environment in Madagascar is to join for a mountain climbing or hiking tour. De-stress like the locals in this area. Go beach combing and sunbathing.
Try typical dishes so you can discover the local culture. Some of the many ingredients often used in this part of the world are coffee and juice. Two regional delicacies to order are ravitoto (pork served with cassava leaves) are varanga (fried slivers of beef). When it is the final course, you can't say no to koba (peanut dessert pate).
Independence Day is celebrated on the 26th of June, so if your visit coincides, take a break from sightseeing and join in the local festivities with happy locals.
Madagascar should definitely be one of the top entries on your list of dream places to visit.