Mahatalaky is farming and fishing community, is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Taolanaro, which is a part of Anosy Region, whose primary crop is bananas, amongst others. The beautiful beaches are calm with inviting waters and makes for a wonderful tropical holiday. Mahatalaky has a dense rain forest where gorgeous lodges lay hidden, the perfect place to block out the world and reconnect with the nature.
The Nahampoana Nature Reserve, which is just a few kilometers east from Fort Dauphin, the huge community forest, is the perfect spot for catching sight of the ring-tailed lemur. The lemur often dances through the tree tops, eager to show off for any potential audience. The Reserve is also home to tortoises, chameleons and stunning bird life. The plant life in the reserve is also something to marvel at. The Triangle Palm Tree is a plant native to that specific area of Madagascar alone; there are also baobab trees, pachypodium, and the Madagascar Pitcher Plant amongst others. Further on into the forest there are small waterfalls and natural swimming pools, and facilities for a family style picnic. The Saiadi Botanical Garden is near the reserve and walking through the entire garden would take half a day.
The area is also known to have plenty of colonial buildings, remnants of the island’s French history, which are all perfectly preserved and surrounded by colourful indigenous flowers. Mahatalaky offers a beach holiday as well as a forest getaway, and is well worth the visit.
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