Fort Dauphin (Taolagnaro)






Fort Dauphin (Taolagnaro) is a town on the southern coast of Madagascar with an estimated 2005 population of 42,944.

With its beaches (complete with rusting shipwrecks), beautiful bays, and atmosphere of steady decay Fort Dauphin is a charming town. Despite it's "bombed-out" atmosphere (streets in disrepair, buildings falling appart, blowing dust), Fort Dauphin is more geared toward tourism than most other towns in Madagascar. Locals are accustomed to seeing foreigners and understand that they can be a good source for income. Consequently visitors should be warned that muggings are a problem in beaches areas here. Beggars are also common in Fort Dauphin and women selling silver bracelets (for men) are especially persistent and aggressive. Watch for pickpockets as well.

Bay in southern Madagascar (Ft. Dauphin)
Bay in southern Madagascar

Southern Madagascar coastline (Ft. Dauphin)
Southern Madagascar coastline

Southern Madagascar coast (Ft. Dauphin)
Southern Madagascar coast

Coastal Madagsacar (Ft. Dauphin)
Coastal Madagsacar

Coastline near Tolagnaro in southern Madagascar (Ft. Dauphin)
Coastline near Tolagnaro in southern Madagascar

Coast near Tolagnaro in southern Madagascar (Ft. Dauphin)
Coast near Tolagnaro in southern Madagascar

Southern coast of Madagsacar (Ft. Dauphin)
Southern coast of Madagsacar

Breaking surf off southern Madagascar (Ft. Dauphin)
Breaking surf off southern Madagascar

Beaches of southern Madagascar (Ft. Dauphin)
Beaches of southern Madagascar

Small island and reef off southern Madagascar (Ft. Dauphin)
Small island and reef off southern Madagascar

Bay near Ft Dauphin (Ft. Dauphin)
Bay near Ft Dauphin

Aerial view of coastline of southern Madagascar (Ft. Dauphin)
Aerial view of coastline of southern Madagascar

Surf off southern Madagascar (Ft. Dauphin)
Surf off southern Madagascar

Coastline of southern Madagascar (Ft. Dauphin)
Coastline of southern Madagascar

Breaking waves in southern Madagascar (Ft. Dauphin)
Breaking waves in southern Madagascar

Beach and lagoon off southern Madagascar (Ft. Dauphin)
Beach and lagoon off southern Madagascar



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