Where to go, what to do while in Madagascar
The small sun-kissed towns of Ifaty and Mangily, which have now merged into a single town known as Ifaty, are fishing villages that now host large numbers of tourists seeking sand and surf.
Ifaty is by far the smaller tourist destination, even while its name continues to usurp the latter. The popularity of this area is largely due to its location close to Tuléar and the excellent paved road that connects them.
The town is rarely a rural set-up but the amazing thing is how calm it is; so much so that it it one of the most perfect chill spots in Madagascar.
Attractions/ what to see and do
WHAT TO DO/SEE
- Visit the Antsokay Arboretum
A botanic garden that boasts of over 900 different species of plants, which are majorly medicinal.
- The Reniala Nature Reserve
Take guided tours down the nature trails at Reniala, which is characterized by different species of trees, some that are rare in kind including the baobab trees, different bird species and various lemur species.
- Scuba diving
Having become one of the loved and most participated activity in Madagascar, Ifaty offers you a lifetime experience of this. If you want to tickle your adrenaline, you will not miss a dive while here.
- Sport fishing
Drop down the deep Indian Ocean waters and make a kill just for fun under the guidance of locals on locally made canoes.