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Wildlife Reserve in Ifaty & Mangily

Reniala Nature Reserve

This is a 60-hectare spiny forest full of baobab trees and some birds. There are two circuits, one of 45 minutes to an hour and the other of 1½ to two hours. If you have been to the Arboretum in Tuléar, which is bet…
Wildlife Reserve in Ifaty & Mangily

Village des Tortues

Near Reniala, this 70,000-sq-metre park protects over 1000 radiated and spider tortoises. A guided tour of the grounds in English tells you the full story of these endangered animals and how they are being conserved…
Seafood in Ifaty & Mangily

Chez Cecile

There are some decent rooms in this bungalow village, but they are still outshone by its sand-floor restaurant. This is Mangily’s best informal dining option, with huge plates of pasta and seafood grills just steps …