TRITRIVA LAKE, THE LAKE WITH LEGENDS
The beautiful lake of volcanic origin, perched at 1881m high, seems asleep and forgotten. Because the depth of this lake is more than 160m, its color is of an opaque green and will make you feel a strange impression. According to the Malagasy legend, a couple of lovers threw themselves from the top of the cliff into the water to punish their parents who didn’t want them to love each other. They are reported to be reincarnated as the two trees in an embrace on the lake's bank... Today it is a real touristic place.
This Crater Lake with its volcanic landscape is formed by following deep and impressive collapse. Nested at an altitude of 1881m to the hollow of a small mountain, Tritriva has very abrupt walls. The rocks facing its border make it possible to have a splendid and vertiginous sight on the entire lake. This lake full of legend and myth releases a strange impression. The lake’s shape evokes the map of Africa. A trail surrounding the lake enables to make lap around of approximately one hour.
In addition to this lake, one can also make an excursion up to Ivohitra, a hill dominating the city at 1651 m of altitude. It promises a vast panorama on the volcanic landscapes of the Highlands, the city and all the area of Antsirabe.
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