Image: Camp Catta - Tsaranoro Valley
The elderly of the village tell the story that the name Tsaranoro originated at around 1820. During the fights of the Betsileo people versus the Merina people (who wanted to overthrow the neighbouring kingdoms) King Sahanambo fled in the nearby highlands to escape from the intruders. He found a cave, large enough to home him and his closest followers. Out of security reasons he barricated the entrance with stones for several months until food supplies ran short.
Situated at the foot of Tsaranoro's cliff, not far from the sacred forest with the same name, Camp Catta will heartily welcome you in accordance with Malagasy tradition.
- © Ray Boniface