10 Things to Do in Fort Dauphin That You Shouldn't Miss

December 24, 2017 Diedre Savory

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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1. Antsokay Arboretum

Rn7, Toliara 601, Madagascar +261 34 07 600 15
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4.5 based on 116 reviews

Antsokay Arboretum

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.

Reviewed By lisa w - sandy utah

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

2. Dodi's Lemur Tours

Protestante Church Rd, Fort Dauphin 614, Madagascar
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5 based on 57 reviews

Dodi's Lemur Tours

Reviewed By R G - Seattle, Washington

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.

3. Reserve Reniala

Bp 58, Ifaty 601, Madagascar
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4.5 based on 68 reviews

Reserve Reniala

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 ...

Reviewed By KevinB229 - Denver, Colorado, United States

Very interesting reserve, walking distance from Bamboo Club (where we stayed). Amazing baobabs and other trees and plants.

4. Nahampoana Reserve

Nahampohana, Fort Dauphin, Madagascar
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4.5 based on 82 reviews

Nahampoana Reserve

Reviewed By Dadamanga_Tours - Madagascar

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. Mangily Scuba

Ifaty Mangily, Ifaty 601, Madagascar
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5 based on 13 reviews

Mangily Scuba

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!

Reviewed By 845markd845 - Méribel, Rhone-Alpes, France

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.

6. Lokaro Beach

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5 based on 47 reviews

Lokaro Beach

Reviewed By SylviaScaglia - Sydney, Australia

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.

7. Korobo Tours - Day Tours

Ampotatra | Korobo Village II AP280, Fort Dauphin 614, Madagascar
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5 based on 6 reviews

Korobo Tours - Day Tours

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.

Reviewed By BigSedge01 - Radlett, United Kingdom

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.

8. Domaine de la Cascade

Manatantely, Fort Dauphin, Madagascar
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Domaine de la Cascade

Reviewed By Tweeds65 - Medellin, Colombia

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.

9. Parc National d'Andohahela

PNM Angao | Bp 73, Fort Dauphin, Madagascar
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4 based on 10 reviews

Parc National d'Andohahela

Reviewed By SylviaScaglia - Sydney, Australia

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.

10. Yacht Endless Summer - Day Cruise

Port of Tulear, Toliara, Madagascar
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Yacht Endless Summer - Day Cruise

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

Reviewed By Mahaladude - Durban, South Africa

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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