Sometimes known as the "country of thorns", the city of Fort Dauphin is at the heart of a land of dreams, rich in biodiversity, history and culture. Its magnificent bays, the luxuriance of its flora, its mountains covered with greenery, its creeks and make it a flagship destination of the south-east of Madagascar. Not to mention its temperate climate, moderately hot most of the year and relatively cool from June to September. Water sports, idleness, walks and hikes await you in this city at the crossroads of land and oceans. Enjoy all the beauty of Fort Dauphin by climbing the Pic St Louis. This formation, culminating at 529 meters above sea level, offers a 360 ° view of the city and its surroundings.
All the wonders of the "land of thorns" on the horizon
The Pic Saint-Louis is the only place where you will have a magnificent overview of Fort-Dauphin and its region. From the summit, you will see the bay of Sainte-Luce and the village of the same name, a place where the first French settlers, commanded by Jacques Pronis, landed in Madagascar in 1642. A little further east, bathing calmly in the Indian Ocean, are the Lokaro Islands. Turn your gaze to the East and South-East: you will notice the tip Evatra and its fishing village, lagoon Andriambe, Cape Ranavalona and faerie bay of Galleons. To the west and northwest lies on the horizon the profile of the mountains of the Anosy Massif, overlooking the magnificent forests of the Berenty Reserve and Andohalela Park.
How to get there ?
The ascent of the Pic Saint Louis is not reserved only for the fighters and the sportsmen. Any visitor, in good physical condition, can embark on this incredible adventure. The climb is usually done in 1 ½ hours or 2 hours, through rocky trails crossing the green mountain. The services of a local guide are essential to not get lost on the way. They will tell you stories, stories and legends around the peak and Fort-Dauphin in general, that good times to enhance your climb to the most spectacular point of view of Taolagnaro!