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Fort Dauphin is the base for visiting the southern tip of Madagascar, an area where spiny forest and deciduous woodland meet.

The town itself remains a busy working port, but the countryside around is charming and unspoilt. Zebu cattle plow the rice paddies, each village has its own market day, and clothes are washed in the rivers. Amongst the hustle and bustle of the villages, pockets of woodland and forest remain.

Berenty Private Reserve

Sifaka, Berenty Private Reserve, MadagascarOf these, Berenty Private Reserve is perhaps the best known, with its cheeky ring-tailed lemurs and sifakas leaping among the trees. Birdlife is spectacular, with several endemics found in the area.

For botanists, the twisted forms of the spiny forest are fascinating, and rare triangular palms can still be seen growing beside the road.

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Places to visit in the Southern Tip of Madagascar

Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting the Southern Tip of Madagascar, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travelers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

Suggested itineraries featuring the Southern Tip of Madagascar

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in the Southern Tip of Madagascar, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of the Southern Tip of Madagascar

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    Places in and around the Southern Tip of Madagascar

    Accommodation choices for the Southern Tip of Madagascar

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit the Southern Tip of Madagascar. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.