Tolanaro (Fort Dauphin), Madagascar

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Commonly called Fort Dauphin, Tolanaro was an original French territory in Madagascar. Despite its occasional strong winds, Tolanaro is a great place to enjoy one of the sunniest and least humid locations on Madagascar’s east coast. Visitors will find various relaxing pastimes to explore during their stay, such as lounging on soft beaches, ambling through markets, tasting unique cuisine, or venturing into the dry-forests that surround the town. Attractions around the area include expanses of colonial architecture left over the years, the Anosy Museum, Libanona beach, and Fort Flacourt. Those interested in trekking though the nearby landscape should visit the Nahampoana Reserve and the Saiadi Botanic Gardens with their varied wildlife and plantlife. A guided trip to the top of Pic Saint Louis is a must for those interested in enjoying the spectacular sight of Fort Dauphin from above.

Language: Malagasy, French     Currency: Malagasy Ariary (MGA)

Tolanaro (Fort Dauphin), Madagascar Weather
Temperature (Fahrenheit)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 84 84 83 80 78 75 73 75 77 79 80 82
Low 76 76 75 72 68 65 64 65 66 69 72 74
Average 80 80 79 76 73 70 69 70 72 74 76 78
Temperature (Celsius)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 29 29 28 27 26 24 23 24 25 26 27 28
Low 24 24 24 22 20 18 18 18 19 21 22 23
Average 27 27 26 24 23 21 21 21 22 23 24 26
Precipitation

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Inches 7.1 6.3 8 6 5.3 4.8 5.2 4.2 3 3.5 5.1 5.3
Centimeters 18 16 20 15 13 12 13 11 8 9 13 13
Humidity

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Percent 71 73 72 74 72 71 72 70 69 71 73 73