Flacourt mentioned it in his 1661 map and gave it the name Tametavi.
It was probably the phonetic translation of the time. It is also known as "Port aux prunes". While the Portuguese navigators, led by Saint Thomas, already gave it the name “Toamasina”. That could be translated: "it is sacred or it is salty". Closer to what we know of it today. As for its history, King Jean René chose it as his place of residence. Tamatave is therefore starting to have a decisive importance at the economic level and in terms of migratory flows. Indeed, it served as a gateway for all foreigners, supposed to come into contact with the royalty of Madagascar.
Lovers of travelogue will quote the Austrian Ida Pfeiffer (1797-1858). Her travel notes to Madagascar in 1857 remain a benchmark for the discovery of the Red Island at that time. It was a very grueling expedition.
Today, Tamatave has become a large port city, the gateway to most containers. Some will appreciate its nightlife specific to port cities.
We suggest you start the adventure of discovering the Pangalanes Channel from the River Port of Toamasina. You will travel in today's safe conditions: motorized boats, life jackets, no overnight trips except for bivouacs. These are included in an "adventure" circuit.
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MADAGASKAR 2018 / Canal des Pangalanes /
TAMATAVE - TOIMASINA, Canal des Pangalanes
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In Ankanin'ny Nofy-MADAGASCAR, you will have the opportunity to meet the AYE AYE, one of the strangest animal on earth.
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Recorded on Tuesday, January, 10, 2020
Toamasina, meaning "like salt" or "salty", unofficially and in French Tamatave, is the capital of the Atsinanana region on the east coast of Madagascar on the Indian Ocean. The city is the chief seaport of the country, situated 215 km (134 mi) northeast of its capital and biggest city Antananarivo. According to the 2014 official estimate, Toamasina had a population of 300,813. The city is served by Toamasina Airport.
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