in Vatovavy Fitovinany Region, Madagascar

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-22.149 and 48.011 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -22° 8' 55" and E 48° 0' 37"
Currency and Currency Code:
Ariary - MGA
Spoken languages:
French, Malagasy
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 03:26 PM (Friday)
Timezone: Indian/Antananarivo
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:16 am and 5:12 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
28.883 and -118.293 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Campamento Sur
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Current travel safety evaluation for Madagascar in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 3,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Madagascar.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Madagascar. Last Update: 2024-05-24 08:16:39

Delve into Manakara

Manakara in Vatovavy Fitovinany Region with it's 35,499 habitants is located in Madagascar about 226 mi (or 363 km) south of Antananarivo, the country's capital town.

Current time in Manakara is now 03:26 PM (Friday). The local timezone is named Indian / Antananarivo with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports close to Manakara. The closest airport in Madagascar is Manakara Airport in a distance of 2 mi (or 3 km), North. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Farafangana, Fianarantsoa, Ambositra, Ihosy and Ambatofinandrahana. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 23°C / 73 °F

Morning Temperature 19°C / 67 °F
Evening Temperature 21°C / 70 °F
Night Temperature 19°C / 65 °F
Chance of rainfall 4%
Air Humidity 74%
Air Pressure 1023 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 3 km/h (2 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 51% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Saturday, 25th of May 2024

24°C (75 °F)
19°C (66 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, clear sky.

Sunday, 26th of May 2024

25°C (77 °F)
20°C (68 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Monday, 27th of May 2024

24°C (75 °F)
21°C (69 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, scattered clouds.

Videos from this area

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MADAGASCAR N°7.Manakara...Film de Raymond Grelet.

Published: December 07, 2008
Length: 44:43 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Raymond GRELET

Manakara :Ballade en pirogue traditionnelle le long du canal à proximité de Manakara.

By train from Manakara to Fianarantsoa (Madagascar)

Published: October 03, 2012
Length: 32:34 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Fred Triep

This video shows a journey by train from Manakara (on the east coast) to Fianarantsoa (on the plateau) in Madagascar For more info about Madagascar, see also my book (in Dutch) about my travel...

Madagaskar: Von Manakara nach Fianarantsoa

Published: January 05, 2011
Length: 23:42 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: fotogra4en

Diashow über unsere Bahnfahrt von Manakara (Ostküste) nach Fianarantsoa im Juni 2001. Die Musik ist von Feon'Ala, das Stück heißt Betina. hier gibt's einen kleinen Artikel von mir über...

Antoko Maitso HASIN'I MADAGASIKARA à Manakara

Published: May 04, 2012
Length: 55:10 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Saraha Antoko Maitso

Entre ciel et terre, Madagascar la grande île

Published: March 20, 2012
Length: 32:21 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Michel Gruet

Photos de la grande île entre Tananarive et Manakara par les hauts plateaux.

MADAGASCAR le TGV Malgache...Film de Raymond Grelet...

Published: December 15, 2008
Length: 17:05 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Raymond GRELET

Départ de MANAKARA en train ( TGV Malgache) en direction de FIANARANTSOA.Ce parcours en train se déroule au coeur de la forêt primaire, du pays de la tribu TANALA.

Hyden American Staffordshire Terrier (Amstaff) gasytialika

Published: February 22, 2011
Length: 45:27 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: gasytialika

Video de la communaute en ligne des cynophiles malgache, gasytialika. Hyden tirant un chariot avec un jeune homme dessus - video prise a Manakara.

2 tsy regninao(VAKOMASY)

Published: January 21, 2014
Length: 17:47 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Johnson Bernard Solo


2012 Le canal des Pangalanes

Published: March 28, 2013
Length: 05:48 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Alberte Huybrecht

Madagascar, Les pêcheurs du canal des Pangalanes, documentaire.

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


Manakara is a city in Madagascar. It is the capital of Vatovavy-Fitovinany Region. The city is located at the east coast near the mouth of the Manakara River and has a small port. The bridge over the Manakara River that connected the northern and southern parts of the city partly collapsed in September 2012. It is the endpoint of the Fianarantsoa-Côte Est railway (FCE), which connects the city of Fianarantsoa with the sea.

Located at -22.15, 48 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Cities in Madagascar, Populated places in Vatovavy-Fitovinany, Regional capitals in Madagascar

Manakara Airport

Manakara Airport is an airport in Manakara, Vatovavy-Fitovinany Region, Madagascar. Located on the east coast on the island. It is one of only a few airports in the world that crosses a live railway line, the other two airports being Peshawar Airport in Pakistan and Gisborne Airport in New Zealand.

Located at -22.1197, 48.0217 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports in Madagascar, Vatovavy-Fitovinany


Vatovavy-Fitovinany is the South-East region of Madagascar. Capital: Manakara Chief: Georget Mandehatsara (since March 2012) Dialectical: Antemoro Transportation mean: Train (from Fianarantsoa) Car Taxi-Brousse Plane Manakara port is only used for product shipment and transit The region extends along the southern part of the east coast of Madagascar. It is bordered by Atsinanana (North), Amoron'i Mania and Haute Matsiatra (West) and Atsimo-Atsinanana (South).

Located at -22.145, 48.01 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Vatovavy-Fitovinany, Regions of Madagascar

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Manankara, Manakara, Մանակարա, WVK, マナカラ, 마나카라, Манакара, 馬納卡拉