Lily Waterfall
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TAZMPictures
Dhaka City, Bangladesh334 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Family
The Lily Waterfall, or "chute de Lily" is a pleasant drive about 5-6 km down a rutted dirt road (4x4 recommended, but not necessary unless it's rainy) to a small village where they'll charge you a nominal admission fee. Your car will be surrounded by children trying to encourage you to buy a carved lava rock, and the guide you will have no doubt picked up along the way (even if you said no thanks) will walk with you to the first falls, and offer to lead you another 20 minutes to the second. A couple of teens have set up a photo studio which is reasonably priced - I thought their setup was pretty impressive and we bought a photo from them just to support their entrepreneurial spirit. Both falls are definitely worth visiting, and people will leave you alone while you walk to the second falls but once again surround you when you return to your car. It can be a bit exhausting but a firm "no" will deter most of them, though they will stay close and remain hopeful.

It's important to remember that poverty is a huge problem in Madagascar and to try and be patient and support the local community for what is really just a few dollars if you can. Do be sure and agree ahead of time on a price if you accept the services of a guide - and if you don't want to pay for it, you'll need to firmly tell him to leave you alone. I found it was helpful to have someone show us the way to the second falls, but probably overpaid because we forgot to discuss the price beforehand, which ended up being pretty high for Madagascar.

Note there is no railing to keep young children away from the edge, the rocks can be sharp, and the hike to the second falls has a few slightly challenging bits but is generally pretty easy.
Written 28 June 2016
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Rebecca H
Colorado Springs, CO529 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
In agreement with a few of the other reviews on here we thought the little Lily waterfall made for a good day trip outside of Tana. We combined it with a trip to the Geyser and a walk around the lake. Apparently we showed up on washing day and a lot of laundry was being washed up river from us so we didn't actually get in the water.

In the wintertime the road to get to the waterfall is extremely rough and very dusty.

I think the forcefulness and not necessarily aggressiveness but pushiness and pleasing from the girls selling their crafts in the parking lot is significantly understated on the reviews here. If you'd like to imagine how it was, imagine your car arriving to an empty parking lot and being entirely surrounded by girls aged 4-15 introducing themselves, giving their names, and begging for you to buy some of their craft. I posted a picture that my husband took with just a few of the girls following us up to the parking lot from our visit to the waterfall.

It's not necessarily worth a trip from Tana on its own but combined with the geyser, lunch and the walk around the lake it was definitely worth it. If you're in the area you should go.
Written 4 September 2014
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Rolly04
Geel, Belgium228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
A nice walk from the parking to the waterfall;A lot of fruit vendors,but also a lot of souvenir vendors,,
Written 7 May 2019
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voyagesmundo
Brussels, Belgium54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
The falls are nice enough, not Niagra or Iguasu but still nice

1st fall is about 10 minutes walk from the car park. The 2nd fall is a 30 minute walk - u will have to remove ur shoes & wade through the river at one point to get to it!

U will be pestered big time by girls trying to sell u bits of carved & painted lava. Their sales pitch can be draining!

The rock formation at 2nd falls in particular is interesting - hexagonal stones formed as the lava cooled quickly - like Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland!
Written 23 August 2016
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julesthumper
Bendigo, Australia145 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Friends
Loved the waterfall, but from the moment we arrived our car was surrounded by young girls and ladies trying to get us to buy their painted rocks. They accompanied us all the way to the falls (thankfully didn't both going down the steps with us) and they were there waiting for us when we got back. There's a longer track to another set of falls, but we didn't have time (and I don't know if I could endure being hassled the whole way there). When we bought nothing they told our driver off.
Otherwise the falls were good, only a short walk from the car park but the track can be a little rough in places.
Visited June 2013
Written 3 January 2015
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Elizur B
Kfar-Saba , Israel813 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Business
The waterfall is located in a vulcanic area where the soil is really black ! The way from the main road is "secondary route" . Better have a 4 x 4
Written 23 May 2014
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simporta
Phnom Penh, Cambodia351 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Friends
If you are traveling for the weekend to Ampefy, you should visit the waterfalls. It is nothing compared to the Niagara, but it will keep you busy for half a day. Not sure it would be smart to go there in the midst of a rainy season, we went there in December and the road was muddy but passable. On arrival we were met by two local boys who led us all the way to the village next to the falls. The locals told us with sort of pride that the only house with electricity in the village belongs to the missionary. The minute we arrived we were surrounded by kids selling souvenirs, asking 10 times more than they are worth. The whole group of about 20 kids of all ages walked us to the falls and back. By the time we were about to leave, the kids became more persistent with trying to sell, an interesting aspect - two adult men lined up watching for any deals, I guess they would simply take the money from the kids. All in all we spent about 30 minutes at the falls. You will have to pay a few thousand ariary as an entrance fee. The "guides" would also demand their bonus.
Written 11 August 2013
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spc354
Clarks Summit, PA591 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
There is paid parking, and then one needs to walk over a small rickety bridge to go around for the view.
Written 23 March 2022
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zimbobaby
Harare, Zimbabwe44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
A pretty waterfall near a tiny and very poor village. Very picturesque and a nice detour if you are going past. Not sure I would drive all the way out from Tana just to see it though, It made a good 2 day trip combined with Lemur Park, the geysers and an overnight at the lake.

Tranquil place, apart from vendors. We went with a guide/driver. Not sure I would have felt 100% comfortable to go alone though because of vendors.
Written 11 December 2019
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Dhillm
Tirana, Albania7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Two beautiful waterfalls near a small village. The second waterfall is about a 20 - 30 minute hike further down the river.
When you turn off the main road there are some guys waiting to act as guides. Despite refusing their services they followed us to the village. They ended up being quite helpful and had some knowledge of local history that was interesting. We payed 70,000 AR for their services.
The road to the village is pretty rough and would be pretty challenging in a car with limited ground clearance.
Written 5 December 2019
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