Resting in the southeastern inland region of Madagascar, the quiet village town of Sahambavy is known for its stunning scenery, picturesque farms and for being a convenient base from which to explore the town of Fianaratsoa. Surrounded by purple mountain peaks juxtaposed against rolling green tea fields, the idyllic charm of the town is undeniable. While renowned for its tea plantation (the only one on the island), the village also produces rice, cassava and potatoes, creating vast hilly landscapes of verdant crops. The famous antique Fianaratsoa-Cote Est Railway makes one of its last stops here, running through Sahambavy from the town centre of Fianarantsoa to the delightful coastal town of Manakara on the Indian Ocean coast. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit neighbouring Fianarantsoa’s historical Upper Town, which features enthralling churches and breathtaking views.