Lokaro Peninsula is a spectacular and well-preserved area of inland waterways, green hills and barrier beaches. It lies about 15km northeast of Fort Dauphin along the coast, or about 40km by road. Day excursions begin with a 3km drive from Fort Dauphin to the shore of Lac Lanirano then continue by boat to Lac Ambavarano and the tiny fishing village of Evatra. From here it is about 20 minutes on foot over the hills to a good beach. Once at Evatra, you can arrange a pirogue to visit nearby Lokaro Island, or just stay and explore the peninsula itself, which has numerous opportunities for canoeing and walking.
To reach the Lokaro area by road, you’ll need a 4WD; allow about two hours from Fort Dauphin. If you go by foot it will take a full day and require food and water. You should also walk with a group, as security can be a problem along this route.