Ifotaka is a small village in Madagascar that is situated in the district of Amboasary Sud, which is in the Anosy region. Ifotaka mainly consists of a farming community, where at least 50% of the entire population are farmers , while an additional 40% receives their livelihood from raising livestock.
A brilliant government initiative brought upon the Ifotaka Community Forest, which is also known as Fort Dauphin. This initiative sees the government and the community work together in order to preserve the natural life around the village and actively encourages a healthy kind of ecotourism.
The city is home to many different species that thrive in the Ifotaka Community Forest. The forest consists of two distinctive forest types, as well as five different kinds of lemurs, birds and a host of reptiles. A guided safari tour through the forest is truly a one of a kind experience. The Mandrare River Camp is a solar powered accommodation where you can sleep in a tent in the middle of the forest. As well as the diverse natural life, the forest also hides the ancestral tombs of the Antandory tribe.
If you are looking for a quiet, natural and culturally enlightening trip, then a stop here in Madagascar is a must. It is small enough to allow proper interaction with the locals and learn about traditions and cultural practices and customs, but also opens doors to a once in a lifetime experience with unique wildlife. Ifotaka is the perfect holiday destination to truly appreciate the beauty of Madagascar, both environmentally as well as culturally.
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