Cosmopolitan, cheerful, like a mixed dancer from Africa and the East. City and province compete with natural and historical artifices for the happiness of visitors. The Boeny Region is extremely attractive and rich in a very dense historical, cultural and environmental heritage.
From the capital, by road (8 hours drive), the west still represents a fairly long journey. It is reached after crossing mountains, plateaus, large grassy plains, then the savannah planted with graceful palm trees (satrana).
Majunga originates from the Antalaotra-Arabic language which means the city of flowers: Mji Angaia (Mji: City, Angaia: Flower). Majunga developed from 1740 when the notables of the Sakalava Antalaotra kingdom residing in the Bay of Boina transferred their capital from the island of Antsoribory to Marovoay.
The emblem of Majunga baobab is famous for its exceptional circumference of 21.70m at 1m from the ground, its height hardly exceeds 10m. "Baobab" is a Senegalese word of Arabic origin which indicates a tree with disproportionate trunk. Madagascar has seven Baobab species, only one is common to Africa, that of Majunga. This one is over 800 years old. Its trunk served as an execution pole for those condemned to death.