Happy Free Friday! If you’re looking for something to do in the heart of Madagascar, look no further than lovely Lake Anosy. This heart shaped lake offers a quiet respite from the bustling city. Check it out!
History of Lake Anosy
This unusually shaped body of water was artificially constructed from a swamp in the 1800s during the reign of Radama I. (Fun fact: Radama was the first king of Madagascar to be recognized by European powers.) At the center of this lake is a war memorial to fallen French soldiers of World War I. Visitors can reach the memorial via a narrow isthmus.
Events at Lake Anosy
If you happen to visit in October, make your way to the shores of the lake where you can see the gorgeous jacaranda trees and their lovely purple blossoms. If you’re visiting in the next few days, Madagascar will celebrate its independence on June 26th with a fireworks display on the shores of Lake Anosy.
While you’re doing some sightseeing, you can easily catch a glimpse of Collège Saint Michelle and the sports stadium.