A little corner of paradise
If this is your first time to Madagascar, you are in for a treat. This lush tropical island off the south east coast of Africa is extraordinarily rich in wildlife and vegetation, with an abundance of wild flowers, fruit, trees and exotic landscapes.
MSC cruise ships travel to this little corner of paradise, calling at Fort Dauphin, a small port town located on the island’s east coast. The local mountain range keeps the climate warm and dry making this an ideal year-round vacation spot.
We heartily recommend you leave your luxury cruise ship to come ashore for the day in Fort Dauphin; with a whole host of great excursion packages on offer, we are bound to have activities to suit you and your family.
We can offer the best deals on a range of local sights, including the Berenty Nature Reserve, the most renowned of Madagascar’s protected areas, and a great place to meet the native lemur monkeys. More exceptional flora and fauna can be seen in the local Botanical and Zoological Gardens of Nahampoina and Saiadi, which also have orchids and lemurs.
Children and adults alike will delight in the flamingos at Ranofotsy Bay whilst adventurer types may enjoy a 4x4 safari excursion further into the island. Foodies will be delighted to learn that Fort Dauphin is the ‘lobster capital’ of Madagascar and the town boasts excellent seafood restaurants.
The locals call Fort Dauphin ‘place of dreams’; come ashore for the day and you’ll soon discover why.
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