Colonial buildings, street markets and Malagasy dining

Tana, as the capital is universally known, is all about eating, shopping, history and day trips. The town centre itself, with its pollution and traffic, puts off many travellers from staying, but bypassing the capital altogether would be a mistake. Tana has been the home of Malagasy power for three centuries and there is a huge amount of history and culture to discover, as well as some unexpected wildlife options.