Madagascar - Southern Madagascar (Chapter)
This is the Southern Madagascar chapter from Lonely Planet’s Madagascar guidebook.
Southern Madagascar is a wide-open adventure among some of nature’s most dramatic forms. The stark desert canyons of Isalo rival those of Arizona. The western coast offers a massive coral reef, the fifth largest in the world, while the cape is the last stop before Antarctica.
- snorkel, dive, fish or paddle the Great Reef
- visit the sapphire mines of Ilakaka: that ring will never look the same
- drive the coastal sand track through the spiny forest north of Tuléar
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: The Desert, Parc National de l’Isalo, Ilakaka, Great Reef, Tuléar (Toliara), Northern Reef, Southern Reef, the Cape, Itampolo and Fort Dauphin (Taolagnaro) & around.
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