Discover the best top things to do in Fort Dauphin, Madagascar including Antsokay Arboretum, Dodi's Lemur Tours, Reserve Reniala, Nahampoana Reserve, Mangily Scuba, Lokaro Beach, Korobo Tours - Day Tours, Domaine de la Cascade, Parc National d'Andohahela, Yacht Endless Summer - Day Cruise.
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4.5 based on 116 reviews
The Antsokay arboretum is a botanic garden with a collection of over 900 plant species from the southwest of Madagascar, 90% are endemic to the region and 80% have medicinal properties. Among these many succulent species are recognized as endangered.Visit also include opportunity to see creatures you can see no where else in the world. Not just chameleons, boas, tenrecs or birds but also other endemics such as the mouse lemurs which are the main night visit attraction of the arboretum.
This is a must if you are interested in the flora of Madagascar. Everything is labeled and there are the most unusual plants on the planet
5 based on 57 reviews
Our goal was to see lemurs, and we saw 15 types (diurnal and nocturnal). Our tour covered the South (Berenty and Fort-Dauphin) and the East (Andasibe-Mantadia). Don’t hesitate to book with Dodi; he was professional in all regards and highly responsive to email.
At Berenty, Mbola was a very kind and comprehensive guide. Since he had excellent English he was able to go beyond the descriptions of the wildlife and talk about contemporary issues in Madagascar.
The staff at Berenty were very accommodating of our pescetarian preferences.
Dodi arranged for a special performance by a talented Antandroy family. We felt very lucky to meet them.
In the East, we would definitely recommend a visit to Vakona. Getting to have lemurs jump on us was a once in a lifetime experience.
In addition to lemurs, we saw many special types of birds, chameleons, insects, spiders, and reptiles. There were also many interesting plants and flowers, including baobabs, didiereaceae, and orchids.
Dodi ensured that we were almost always with an English-speaking guide or even himself (in Fort-Dauphin). All details were taken care of, and we were lucky that we did not have any cancelled or delayed flights.
4.5 based on 68 reviews
Guided tours through our nature patch interpretation in the forest of baobabs are organized to tell a wider audience the remarkable forms of trees Delonix, Pachypodium, Baobab ("dwarf", " rhinoceros "," twins "," giant ": more than 13 m circumference), Givotia, etc ...
Very interesting reserve, walking distance from Bamboo Club (where we stayed). Amazing baobabs and other trees and plants.
4.5 based on 82 reviews
The reserve is in the grounds of an old experimental forestry station with a partly restored and partly modernised colonial home serving as the base and office. Lemurs roam freely and there are other attractions such as tortoises and chameleons. Just 7km from Fort Dauphin, it is really well worth a visit.
5 based on 13 reviews
Mangily Scuba was opened in 2012 as an official PADI dive club. We offer dive course Open water through Divemaster as well as snorkeling, whale-watching, Surfing and trips to the mangroves. We speak English, French and Malagasy. Come and visit the third longest barrier reef in the world!
I have just led a World Challenge group to Madagascar and this was our R&R location. Anne sorted our Discover Scuba, Whale watching, and snorkelling actives in a safe environment. Recommended. But even more so for the food in the adjacent restaurant. Excellent pizzas, amazing sandwiches. We ate almost every meal here, even while staying at the other end of the beach.
5 based on 47 reviews
Just the most perfect beach and aspect. The tide comes in from both side nearly cutting off the island off the point. Camp Pirate is simple but clean and as others have said seafood can be bought from the locals at unbelievable prices...oysters, crabs, sea urchins are straight off the rocks.... the chef at Camp Pirate was excellent. It's takes a while to get there on the 4*4 road , via the Lac Ambaravana and a walk around Evatra Peninsular.....but that's part of the fun...snack on sea urchins on the way.........stay a few days the beach is magical.
5 based on 6 reviews
Korobo Tours offers tailormade travel around Fort Dauphin, the Anosy region, and also to the rest of Madagascar. A wide range of visits is available, 1 day local trips, backpacking hiking and camping nature travel, and luxury ecolodge stays. We travel by foot, by 4x4 and by boat, and cater to your exact needs, with bilingual local guides who make sure that your trip benefits the local community.
Spent some time in Madagascar when flew across from a trip to South Africa. New nothing about he country apart from the dodgy kids films.
Simple look at the website and called Claude to find out more information I found him excellent and a great bonus as his English is perfect. (he has an English wife).
One of the guides (Patrick) collected us from the airport (or airdrome really) and was very helpful with the itinerary. saw all I needed to see in 1 day (not a massive place) I really wanted to go fishing on the second day. They hooked me up with a great skipper (bit mad really) and we had a good 4 hour fish and caught loads, which I took back for the guides family.
Would really recommend them as the friendliest people I have met and do not just show the tourist bits but the real parts of Madagascar.
Will not break the bank either.
4.5 based on 6 reviews
I visited the Domaine but scooter from Fort Dauphin. There is a modest cost. Most people seem to stay around the natural swimming pools and there were family groups with picnics. We walked / climbed up the stream to where there are small rock-pools and no people, and later walked up some of the trails - there are great views at the top (proper walking shoes or sandals are recommended).
Be aware that there are no shops or cafes there (except a plant nursery) - you must bring your own food & drink.
4 based on 10 reviews
A long drive? depends on what you expect. For Australians at 2 hours its just a little 4*4 jaunt.. With a guide I, on my own, felt absolutely safe, the walks are varied some spectacular views. I didn't see much wildlife but the walk and the fauna was so interesting I didn't mind.... some good looking water holes to swim in but too cold when I was there. Take a pic nice for a nice casual day out.
5 based on 3 reviews
Join us onboard Yacht Endless Summer for a 1/2 day or full day catamaran trip around the coastline of Tulear. See another side of Tulear, impossible to imagine from land! It's a tropical paradise with warm, clean waters, just a few minutes out of Tulear. Escape the hustle and bustle of Tulear town, relax onboard, sip on a cool drink, catch a fish, see flamingoes, surf, snorkel, picnic on the beach
The Endless Summer is a comfortable catamaran running charters in South West Madagascar. Waves in this region are world class and uncrowded and Captain Pete will put you right on the spot when it counts.
In between swells there's great fishing, snorkelling and interesting natural sites and cultures to see. Endless Summer is the perfect platform for exploring this incredible region.
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