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Tolagnaro is a city located in the southeast region of Madagascar. It is the capital of the Anosy region and is the largest port in the country. It is situated on the Indian Ocean coast, at the mouth of the Onilahy River, and is known for its beautiful beaches and tropical climate.

Tolagnaro was originally named Fort Dauphin by the French in the late 17th century, when they established a trading post there. The city was renamed Tolagnaro in 1975, after the Malagasy name for the area. The city is home to a number of important historical sites, including the ruins of the Fort Dauphin, which was built by the French in 1741. The fort was destroyed by a cyclone in 1750 and rebuilt in 1754. It was used as a base for French naval operations in the region until the end of the 19th century.

Tolagnaro is also home to the Anosy region’s largest lake, Lake Alaotra. The lake is home to a variety of wildlife, including the endangered Madagascar Fish Eagle. The lake is also an important source of freshwater for the region.

Tolagnaro is a popular tourist destination, with its beautiful beaches, tropical climate, and historical sites. It is also a major port and shipping hub, with a large fishing industry. The city is home to a number of cultural events, including the annual Anosy Festival, which celebrates the region’s culture and history. In addition, Tolagnaro is home to a number of universities, including the University of Tolagnaro.

Excursion tips for a day in Tolagnaro

As a tourist in Tolagnaro, Madagascar, there is a wealth of activities to explore and enjoy on a day trip. Here is a list of some of the top things to do:

1. Visit the Andringitra National Park, a stunning nature reserve with a wide variety of wildlife and incredible views.

2. Take a boat ride to the nearby island of Nosy Ve, where you can relax on the beach and explore the local traditions and culture.

3. Go snorkeling or scuba diving off the coast of Tolagnaro to discover the vibrant coral reefs and marine life.

4. Visit the local markets to purchase souvenirs, crafts, and other items to take home as a reminder of your trip.

5. Explore the nearby villages and meet the friendly locals to learn more about their culture and way of life.

6. Take a guided tour of the town to learn about its history, visit museums, and see the stunning architecture.

7. Try some of the local cuisine, including fish dishes and traditional Malagasy dishes.

8. Visit the nearby beaches and enjoy some sunbathing or swimming.

9. Take a hike through the nearby rainforest to explore the diverse flora and fauna of the region.

10. Go bird watching in the nearby lakes and wetlands to spot some of the rare species that live in the area.

Experience Tolagnaro with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Tolagnaro. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Tolagnaro

Tolagnaro in Madagascar has a tropical climate with hot and humid temperatures year-round. During the summer months of December to March, the temperature averages around 28-32°C with high humidity levels. Rainfall is also common during this period. In the winter months of June to August, temperatures drop slightly to an average of 25-27°C, with lower humidity and less rainfall. The spring and autumn months have pleasant temperatures and moderate rainfall. Overall, the climate in Tolagnaro is hot and humid year-round, with moderate rainfall during the spring and autumn months.

Cruise weather for Tolagnaro

Our weather forecast for Tolagnaro helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 26.3 °C
min: 16.9 °C
20.2 m/s
32.4 m/s
3.6 %
24.1 m
80.2 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 26.9 °C
min: 17.1 °C
14.4 m/s
26.3 m/s
2.4 %
24.1 m
75.0 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 23.6 °C
min: 17 °C
11.5 m/s
9.0 m/s
0.1 %
24.1 m
73.7 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 23.8 °C
min: 16.9 °C
10.8 m/s
10.4 m/s
10.3 %
24.1 m
74.8 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 23.1 °C
min: 17.1 °C
11.5 m/s
18.7 m/s
25.3 %
23.6 m
77.8 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 24.5 °C
min: 16.2 °C
21.6 m/s
29.9 m/s
12.5 %
24.1 m
81.8 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 24.6 °C
min: 17.4 °C
11.2 m/s
17.6 m/s
0.5 %
24.1 m
75.7 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 23.3 °C
min: 16.8 °C
13.0 m/s
13.7 m/s
33.5 %
24.1 m
77.0 %
1,022 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 22.9 °C
min: 18.8 °C
15.8 m/s
22.3 m/s
62.9 %
24.1 m
64.4 %
1,025 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 23.7 °C
min: 17.2 °C
26.3 m/s
48.0 m/s
15.4 %
24.1 m
68.0 %
1,025 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 26.3 °C
min: 16.1 °C
22.7 m/s
48.6 m/s
0.4 %
24.1 m
71.6 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 26.9 °C
min: 17.4 °C
18.0 m/s
22.6 m/s
2.1 %
24.1 m
71.8 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 27.2 °C
min: 16.6 °C
21.6 m/s
28.8 m/s
5.2 %
24.1 m
76.4 %
1,021 hPa

Cruises to Tolagnaro

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Scheduled ship calls in Tolagnaro, Madagascar
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Dec. 18th 2024 Wednesday, 18th of Dec. 2024 LE DUMONT DURVILLE 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 9th 2025 Thursday, 9th of Jan. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 16th 2025 Thursday, 16th of Jan. 2025 Silver Spirit 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Jan. 25th 2025 Saturday, 25th of Jan. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 11:00 am 08:00 pm
Mar. 5th 2025 Wednesday, 5th of Mar. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 19th 2025 Wednesday, 19th of Mar. 2025 MS Zuiderdam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 9th 2025 Sunday, 9th of Nov. 2025 MS Amera 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 15th 2026 Thursday, 15th of Jan. 2026 Silver Muse 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 16th 2026 Friday, 16th of Jan. 2026 Silver Muse 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Feb. 26th 2026 Thursday, 26th of Feb. 2026 Silver Muse 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Mar. 12th 2026 Thursday, 12th of Mar. 2026 Silver Muse 08:00 am 07:00 pm

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