Fort Dauphin is located in the south east of the island, bordering the Indian Ocean and is one of the most beautiful coast of Madagascar. It is a charming tourist town, surrounded by three maritime bays, a colonial past that is present with the architecture of the white and columned houses, populations having preserved traditions and authenticity, and breathtaking landscapes.
This destination is one of the most popular of Madagascar, probably because it is a concentrate of his world and its climate. Both wet, green, desert and mountainous, Tolagnaro ( as it is called in Malagasy) is not an abstract and has its distinctiveness that would be a shame not to mention. Actually, this peninsula which separates the coast in two separate bays, offers pleasant walks : at Pic St. Louis, at Bazaribe neighborhood or on Libanona beach which is the most beautiful beach of Fort Dauphin.
But Fort Dauphin also offers very attractive natural sites to see. Among them :
National Park of Andohahela which is a champion of conservation and includes species from around the country, its landscapes are varied between the dry area of the south and the wet area of the east.
Nahampoana reserve which is a former garden of acclimatization for varieties of plants imported from abroad in the country at the time of colonization, and where endemic plants developed. In some places, the reserve is wild and in other places, it is wonderful well-kept gardens, you will be able to relax beside a natural pool, a waterfall or a river ...
Evatra and Lokaro Bay, which is a true delight! from Lake Lanirano to reach Evatra, where the lake connects with the sea, continuing in the grotto of sacrifice, exorcism is still practiced, creeks Lokaro for swimming or diving, an idyllic site composed of islands where you will see carnivorous plants, birds of all kinds, aquatic plants and fishermen in dugout, then you take a path where the view extends over the bay ...
Sainte Luce, also known Maniafiafy village, which offers breathtaking natural beauty. The village of Sainte Luce is nestled in the heart of casuarina trees and coconut palms. It is bordered of a beautiful sandy beach in a wide and wonderful bay off which the famous French galleons of the XVII century anchored. In addition to historical attractions, the area still presents other wonders such as "fort Flacourt", from the name of the second governor of Fort Dauphin counter.