Faritanin' i Toliara Travel Guide

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Morondava

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Toliara

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Anakao

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Ifaty

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Berenty

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Tolanaro

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Betanty

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2,1,0

Morondava

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  • Side trip to Kirindy reserve (6)

    Morondava Things to Do

    The night walk..We continue walking for another 5-6 minutes then we saw this lemur.The Red-tailed sportive Lemur.It was one of the specie that I wanted to see so much this trip.It's body size around 28cm long and weigh about 800-900 grams.It's a nocturnal species feeding on leaves and some fruits.They normally live in pairs and are monogamous that...

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  • Side trip to Kirindy reserve (5)

    Morondava Things to Do

    The night walk..The night walk start at 6 pm. before sunset.We have to drive into the reserve area for about 3 Km.There 's parking area or a small flat area along road side that can park few cars.Jeff waited for us at the car ,only my new guide ..Ceriel lead us into the reserve .He walked quite fast,start to look for animal for his customer...

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  • Grand Tsingy flora

    Morondava Things to Do

    There are about 13,000 species of plant and about 89 % of them are endemic. I saw this Pachypodium along the way climbing Grand Tsingy.There are so many species of Pachypodium in Africa and about 20 from Madagascar ,they have different flower colour..,white,.. yellow and orange-red.. like this one.I still din't find out what exactly specie it is...

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Toliara

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  • Say hello to the coelacanths!

    Toliara Things to Do

    To be frank, we found Tulear (Toliara) to be a little short on major tourist attractions (except the utterly brilliant Arboretum outside town, which we think is worth visiting the town for all by itself), but the other major highlight was visiting the coelacanths at the small Museum of Ichthyology.I am sad to report that said coelocanth is long...

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  • Arboretum: one of Madagascar's best kept...

    Toliara Things to Do

    We ended up visiting the Arboretum outside Tulear because we had time to kill and didn't particularly want to visit the Shell Market. What a fortuitous discovery, as this was one of the highlights of our trip to Madagascar, and this sort of happy accident (I think that the correct term is 'serendipity'?) is exactly why I find travel so...

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  • Antsokay Arboretum

    Toliara Things to Do

    We visited this private reserve on the way to Isalo from Ifaty. It is a pleasant enough stop. Good to get out of the car and stretch the legs. Entry is 10,000 Ariary and includes the guide fee. We weren't so lucky with our guide this time - he was nice enough but mostly reeled off the botanical names of plants, with little 'colour' to the...

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Anakao

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    by CatherineReichardt Updated Aug 11, 2013

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    Catching a pirogue to visit the tropic bird breeding colony on Nosy Ve is undoubtedly the most fun thing to do from Anakao and makes for an interesting and relaxing half day trip.

    After the relentless jolting of the power boat from Tulear to Anakao, the pirogue was a gentle and tranquil alternative. The trip to Nosy Ve takes about an hour, depending on the wind, and is a contemplative experience - just make sure you bring a hat, sunscreen and cover up as it would be easy to get sunburned.

    In terms of scenery, Nosy Ve itself is nothing to write home about, being little more than a scrubby sand bank. However, the tropic birds are great, and it is a privilege to be able to wonder through the colony and peer under bushes into nests where parents and chicks shelter from the relentless sun. On the ground, tropic birds look like larger terns, but really come into their own in flight, with their unmistakable elongated tails flaring out behind them like streamers.

    After the disappointment of the snorkelling at Anakao, we had high hopes that things would be better off Nosy Ve. Sadly, it wasn't much of an improvement, with highly degraded coral and limited fish life: clearly the combined effects of bleaching and overfishing that have devastated Anakao's coral have also impacted on Nosy Ve.

    Nosy Ve is officially uninhabited, although it is apparent that fishermen do overnight here from time to time. We were amused to be accosted by a chicken which had clearly been left on the island as a future meal - as there is no permanent fresh water on Nosy Ve, the chicken was only too happy to drink its fill of fresh water that we poured into one of our snokel masks!

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Ifaty

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  • Reniala Reserve

    Ifaty Things to Do

    Just inland from the village of Ifaty is the small Reniala Private Reserve. This is a reserve whose chief attractions are the magnificent Baobab forest, a spiny forest and for those interested in feathered friends, a mecca for birders. Entry starts from 10000 Ariary, and includes the shorted botanical circuit, which only take an hour or so. This...

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  • On the Beach

    Ifaty Things to Do

    Stroll along the beach either side of the Le Paradisier Resort, just to watch the local lifestyle.We watched the local fishermen gather to find customers to take out to the reef for snorkeling. local women bringing the days catch back home for cooking, and a group of girls who sung to us as the sun set (and requested soaps and shampoos from the...

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  • Vovo Telo

    Ifaty Restaurants

    See accomodation tip for further info.We ate here 3 evenings. Definitely not the fish! I loved getting the bones out but it didn't taste very nice.

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Berenty

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  • ....in the forests of the night.....

    Berenty Things to Do

    There are no tigers, but the eyes of the grey brown mouse lemur and the sportive lemur are surely burning bright in your guide's torchlight. Then they scuttle away into the darkness. One can only walk in the forest in private reserves like Berenty these days (one of the reasons we chose to come).Our walk was in the spiny forest, and was suitably...

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  • First select your zebu - Ankaraneno...

    Berenty Things to Do

    Elsewhere I have vented my spleen at the parlous state of the Fort Dauphin - Berenty road. What I didn't mention is that it is an extremely interesting drive, both from a landscape and cultural perspective, as you advance inland from the coastal fringe into the spiny forest.One of the most interesting sites en route was the cattle market at...

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  • Wish we could have spent more time in...

    Berenty Things to Do

    I dearly wish that we had been able to spend more time in Fort Dauphin - we only passed through for a couple of hours en route for Berenty, and the little that we saw of the scenery was stunning. In our two visits to Madagascar, it is the only truly rocky coastline that we've seen, and in fact, if you'd asked me to identify the location from the...

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Tolanaro

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  • Nahampoana reserve

    Tolanaro Things to Do

    Nahampoana reserve is a botanical garden that was created during the colonization. They tried to keep the old colonial infrastructure, in the middle of a great hiking adventure, breathing fresh air, in company of lemurs.

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  • Surf and kite-surfing

    Tolanaro Things to Do

    There are few places for surf and kite-surfing in Madagascar and Fort-Dauphin is among them. This activity is best for beginners because of the small waves although there are international competition organized from time to time. If there are surf-schools in the city, there are no available tools for those who are interested in kite-surfing... so...

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  • Pic St. Louis

    Tolanaro Things to Do

    Hike up to Fort Dauphins highest peak, Pic St. Louis. There's a well marked path leading up to the 529m high peak, about 4km away from the town. It takes about one and a half hours to climb up but the views are worth it.

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Betanty

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    by bidule Written Feb 6, 2004

    There isn't any taxi-brousse coming here, but you still can find vehicules from Tsiombe when it's market day, or if you're lucky. Just ask there and if there is something everybody will know. During the lobsters season, pickups drive along the coast to collect the lobsters. You can have a lift with them.

    If you're not lucky, hire a zebus cart, but be prepared for a long trip. Zebus don't break speed limitations, they tend to go at about the same pace than you - so 4-5 km/h.

    You also can walk the 30 km from Tsiombe.

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