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Ifaty (Madagascar)

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5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
About a 20-mile ride from Toliara in a car or coach
When to go
Between April and October (dry season), hurricane danger between late December and mid-April.

Reviews of Ifaty

Julie Sabatier Seasoned Traveller
73 written opinions

Some say that Ifaty is one of the most beautiful diving spots in the world. You be the judge! The Ranobe Lagoon on the edge of the Mozambique Channel and its miles of coral reefs are a paradise for the area's Vezo fishermen, as well as for those who love underwater diving.

My suggestion:
OK, so maybe Ifaty doesn't lend itself to the nightclub scene, but perhaps you can celebrate during the outdoor parties run by the villagers!
My review

Whether snorkeling or scuba diving, everyone will be amazed at the extraordinary multi-coloured coral and the variety of fish that inhabit them. Summer travellers can admire the magic of the humpback whale show: Ifaty is part of their migration route towards Sainte Marie. Wildlife lovers can visit a 17-acre tortoise village, whose aim is to protect certain endangered species.

You can also participate in windsurfing, freediving or fishing for sporting holidays … Or simply stroll along the white sandy beaches revelling in the multicoloured parade of outrigger canoes.

Tours and travel ideas Ifaty

  • Off the beaten track
The big adventure trip
Length 21 days Approx. $3,740
  • Highlights
Best of Madagascar
Length 17 days Approx. $2,400
  • Highlights
The Extraordinary South Coast
Length 12 days Approx. $1,600
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