The local population consists of two ethnic groups Antanosy and Antandroy. The Andohahela National Park offers you, apart from trekking, night tours or hikes. Let's not forget that the Andohahela National Park is World Natural Heritage classified. Please note that for the visit it is strictly forbidden to take pork and goats, they are considered taboo. The tombs or "kibory" are sacred, it is forbidden to approach them, or to urinate around them.
When to go
Access is more difficult during the rainy season (from January to March) because the slopes become muddy. The months of December and April to observe the flowering of Pachipodium roselatum, and Pachipodium lameri in the Antaravola circuit.
How to get there
Take the flight to Dauphin, or by car: take the RN7 completely tarmacked (Tana - Ihosy) then the RN13 on a secondary track (Ihosy - Betroka - Ambovombe - Fort-Dauphin): two days of travel in dry weather and 3 days or more during the rainy season.
Where to stay
If you prefer nature the best is to bring a tent. In Fort Dauphin city, you will have plenty of choice: hotels Croix du Sud, Dauphin or Lamarina. Facing the sea, the Talinjoo. The Port Hotel and Azura Hotel will also offer you a dream holiday.
Where to eat
If you like seafood, an address: at Richard's. For fans of French cuisine, come to Marceline's. To discover Malagasy cuisine and that of the rest of the world, the choice is multiple: Vivie, Perline, Georges ...
What to see
During your visit, do not forget to visit the Tsimelahy site in the transition zone, the Malio site for its low altitude rain forest and its impressive waterfalls. The sites of Mangatsiaka and Ihazofotsy to discover the thorn bush, the couas and the sifaka.