MAD: +261 32 63 522 20 or
+216 34 40 049 99
UK: +44 (0)79 6009 6068
Day OneFort Dauphin to Faux Cap:
We start our tour in Fort Dauphin which is the regional and urban center of the Tanosy region. From there, as we make our way to Faux Cap, we pass through the Sonierana village where we stop at the delicious fresh fruit market. Also along the way, we pass through the Ranopiso commune located on the Tsimelahy mountain range. This mountain range separates the Tandroy dry Spiny Forest from the Tanosy rainforest. The village of Bevilany will be the first we encounter in the Spiny Forest as we head west on the road to Toliara and we stop in Bevilany to check out the local Tandroy craft market. While passing by the Amboasary commune, we are able to see Madagascarâs largest plantation of sisal (an agave plant). We stay for the night in beach town of Faux Cap and there is a natural swimming pool protected by the coral reef where you can relax after the day's journey. From September to November, it's possible to see humpback whales and dolphins off the coast.
Day TwoFaux Cap to Lavanono village:
From Faux Cap, we head towards Cap Sainte Marie which is the southernmost point of Madagascar. We stop at Cap Sainte Marie Park and this is our first opportunity to see some great wildlife such as lemurs, tortoises and chameleons. We can also check out the very distinctive Baobab trees. The area that we stay in is also well known for its great surfing waves.
Day ThreeLavanono to Itampolo village:
Leaving Lavanono, on our way to the village of Itampolo, we head towards Lake Tsimanapetsotra Park. Here we get to see some more amazing wildlife such as the Madagascar plover bird (charadruis thoracicus), Baobabs and the beautiful Banyan Trees, so plenty of opportunities for some stunning photos.
In Anakao you can enjoy lovely beaches, see the endemic species of blind fish, Typheotris Madagascariensis, and visit a Vezo home and get introduced to their way of life - the Vezo are a local tribe who make their living from the sea. From Anakao we may head towards Toliar by road or by boat.
In the town of Toliara, there is plenty to do. There are lots of nice places to eat where you can sample the local fare, bars where you can play pool or grab a drink and museums to check out such as at the University of Toliara. There are also big markets in town with tons to see whether you're a shopper or just a people-watcher.
For the 6 day tour, cost = approximately EUR€522/UK£444 per person based on a group of 5 people.
For the 6 day tour, cost = approximately EUR€1,344/UK£1,134 for a one-person tour.
Prices are negotiable based on the exact itinerary
Depending on the itinerary cost normally includes:
- Car rental and gasoline
- Drinking water
- Most meals and accommodation
- Weaving village and witch doctor visits
- Cap Sainte Marie national park fee and camping fee
- Ifaty transport taxi brousse
- Pirogue (fishing boat) and snorkelling trip
- Zebu ride through the Baobab forest
- Tour guiding fees
MAD: Richard Tatiarimanana +261 32 63 522 20 or +216 34 40 049 99
UK: +44 (0)79 6009 6068