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Analalava lies approximately 100nm SW of Nossi-Be and 150nm NE of Mahajanga. It is quaint, ex-colonial town and was once a flourishing place serving the local penal colony on Nosy Lava, which closed in 2000. Now it has the air of an empty film set with many old French style buildings.

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There are no officials here.

Docking

There is an anchorage off the town but it is exposed and a long way from the shore at low tide.  A better anchorage is up the river on the starboard side near an abandoned ferry ramp.  ( GPS 14° 36.79'S, 47° 45.69'E) The river is very deep and the anchorage shoals rapidly, so care is required to position the anchor accurately. However, once set there should be no problems.

The dinghy landing is to port of the ferry ramp and from here it is a about a 30 minute pleasant walk along the old ferry road to town.

The Malibu Hotel on the beach does excellent food and can help with problems.

Last updated December 2013.

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