Explore Fort Dauphin

Experience the Evatra Tour to the stunning Lokaro Bay in Fort Dauphin.
You will travel 2 kilometres by car to Lake Lanirano where you will board a small boat. As you cross Lake Lanirano to Evatra you will pass through a lagoon and river mangroves with aquatic vegetation such as elephants’ ears and palm trees where you may spot endemic birdlife. This exciting boat journey will take approximately an hour and a half.
When you reach Evatra, the traditional fisherman village, you may have the chance to meet the Antanosy people. Here you will begin a 3-4 hour hike depending on your level of fitness. During your hike, you will pass beautiful creeks, visit the local village and experience the enchanting Lokaro Bay. Here beach lovers can enjoy a refreshing swim and visit the deserted coves known for snorkelling and diving. You will then continue to get a great view of the second village of Evatra called Fisherman’s Bay. En route to Mahanoro, enjoy a stunning 180° panoramic view where you may spot some whales during July to August. For lunch, stop at the bay of Mahanoro where you can enjoy a cooked picnic seafood lunch with a view of the tropical turquoise water. This region is famous for its seafood. In the afternoon, depending on the weather, you may get to swim so don’t forget your swimwear. Begin your return to Fort Dauphin by hiking and taking the boat via the same route across Lake Lanirano.


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