So as you to enjoy the exceptional richness and beauty of the coast, many circuits are organized in the South of Madagascar. The coastline from Tulear to Fort-Dauphin, in the extreme south of the great island, will delight lovers of great spaces and breathtaking landscapes. A totally endemic vegetation guarantees a total disorientation and justifies the few sporting aspects and adventures of your trip to Madagascar.
Tulear is Madagascar's southern region capital which is also called Toliara from its' Malagasy name. The city is sunny all year long and will offer you an outstanding cultural asset. You are off to discover a warm and welcoming people which will...
Ifaty is a seaside village located 60 km south of Tulear. It welcomes a lot of tourists during the touristic season. Its hotels, diving spots, restaurants and local bars will make you a lasting impression.
Anakao's village is located South of Tulear and is in a protected area, with a singular charm. The village is in the extreme south of the island which will give you a end-of-the-world feeling thanks to its' deserted beaches.
This park of the southwest region is mostly famous for its salty lake, spread over 20km long. Nature's lover will love the numerous animals and plants that live there. There is such a biodiversity in here that its endemic rate is close to the...
If you are looking for an exotic tourist itinerary, choose Sainte Marie, the most southern spot of the great island with incredible discoveries … From the heights of the Mahafaly Karimbola Plateau overlooking the Malagasy South coast, On the separation of the waters of the Mozambique Canal and those of the Indian Ocean. The Cape Sainte Marie’s special reserve shelters many endemic species, including the friendly tortoise. Although there are threatened species, they proliferate and it is not rare to see them reproduce in a very noisy way as their shells collide!
Do not miss : from June to October, you can contemplate the passage of humpback whales!
Looking for an excursion concentrating some of the most beautiful nature spots of Madagascar? Fort Dauphin is the ideal destination! The small town itself, a peninsula surrounded by beaches and coves, has an undeniable charm and Many historical relics.
The National Park of Andohahela is one of the most endearing of Madagascar. Three forest ecosystems are home to many animals. The Tarantsy River directs the tourist circuits within it.
At the immediate doors of Fort-Dauphin, several private reserves will dazzle you with the luxuriance of the vegetation: conservation area of Mandena, reserve of Nahampoana, garden of Saïadi …
For the more sporty, the ascent of the Pic Saint Louis (529m) makes it possible to discover a 360° panorama with the Anosyenne’s mountain range in the background. Among the innumerable hikes and treks possible, the one around the Vinanibe lake and up to the islet of the Portuguese is particularly recommended for the beauty of their landscapes.
For an immersion in the heart of the Madagascar’s forests, choose the banks of the Mandrare river. There, you will discover baobabs and sisal plantations, a plant whose leaves are used to make ropes or carpets. The natural heritage is constitued by the forest of Ifotaka, where atypical plants, innumerable birds and lemurs flourish. You will also have the opportunity to discover imposing stone tombs surmounted by aloalo (carved wooden totem) and trophies (horns of zebus) which give a sacred side to this forest. In the continuity of your circuit, you can take advantage to visit Antandroy villages.
Do not finish your stopover in the forest of Ifotaka without passing through the private reserve of Berenty: the ballet of the lemur sifaka “dancers” deserves to stay on the edge of this forest of transition.