Suggestions for Toliara to Fort Dauphin
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Apr 19, 2013 7:01 AM Last Post By: saintaelphaba
Feb 23, 2013 2:16 PM
How rough/difficult to organize is the trip from Ejeda down to the coast at Itampolo?
Any general advice for this plan?
Mar 4, 2013 12:17 AM
1You have in that region no real roads, more a piste of deep yellow sand. Only reasonable reliable road connection goes from Tulear via Amphanihy to Ft Dauphin. There are taxi brousse going. It takes 2 days. BUT. its a no rule country which you are passing. And actually not much to see.
I would fly.
Mar 22, 2013 10:20 AM
2hey man,i am just registered first time in lp forum,only to answer you! in 2010 me and 2 friends did a 4x4 trip: tana-toliara-f dauphin-mananjary-tana,nearly 6 weeks and it was one of the best in my life.there are thousends things to see,do,feel,eat and drink between toliara and f dauphin and itampulu is now as a piece of paradise in my head. also lavanuno and many other small villages over there.we met an italian guy and he did the toliar-f dauphin pist by ,,public transport,, .its possible and i will do the same in future.it will be my 4. madagascar-trip. iam in love to this island and the people.if you like,contact me and ican give you more details of our trip! Tim
Edited by: patzig
Mar 22, 2013 3:39 PM
Mar 24, 2013 8:10 AM
Apr 19, 2013 7:01 AM
5I'm late to reply and you probably have answers, but I just wanted to say that you should consider stopping at Lavanono, Faux Cap and Tsihombe - all have good accommodation options. You absolutely must go to Cap Ste Marie - the lighthouse can be skipped but the cave part is fantastic. I think Tsihombe has a music festival although perhaps it is in June or July, I can't remember. And Berenty reserve is apparently great although I never had chance to visit.
I'm not sure how possible all of this is on public transport but it's such a beautiful area and the trip I enjoyed most when in Madagascar.
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