Fort Manda
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Foulpointe, Toamasina (Tamatave) 501 Madagascar

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Omer A
Hamburg, Germany113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
The tour was short, about 20 minutes. Our guide, Fidel, gave us great insights into the fort. He is the 7th generation of King Ramada I, the king who built the fort. The fort is the last of its kind in Madagascar. Entry was 5000 Ar/person. The guide works on tip basis. If you are around, this place is a must go!
Written 4 January 2019
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Kamal Ganessh S
Chennai (Madras), India3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Business
Went to tamatave port twice. Lovely place, great people. Had a wonderful time. The beach in Tamatave is very nice. We had a fun time at King club. Cheap drinks and lot of locals. I don't know what was the occasion, but the Madagascar navy put on a fireworks display which we watched from the Tamatave beach.
Written 28 August 2018
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Tim W
Toamasina (Tamatave), Madagascar67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
A really interesting part of Madagascar's history the only surviving fort along the coast with most of its cannons, really well run tour done by a local gent with little government backing, well preserved piece of history worth stopping at for an hour or so.
Written 14 November 2017
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IntermediA House
Madagascar146 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
On a tour in the East of Madagascar, villagers of Foulpointe told us to visit Fort Manda. It was built in the 19th century to prevent foreign invasion from sea. The thick, timeless walls are made of eggshells, sand and water. The Fort Manda is an old building with no furniture left. People bring offerings to the old tree in the yard to seek blessings from the ancestors' spirits.
Written 29 June 2017
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LMSINF
Edmonton, Canada72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Friends
We were so impressed with this site. We had a very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide who told us all about it, and it was really neat to hear the history. Unfortunately it's the only one left of it's kind, and many of the most interesting and valuable pieces have been stolen, but it is a beautiful location.
Written 22 February 2016
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BarkShadeau
Montreal, Canada348 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
Great fort for madagascar. I've travelled around the world quite a bit and i've seen some pretty impressive forts... This is not the same calibre BUT it is still quite impressive to see how this fort was built and how thick the walls were.
The history of the place was also quite interesting but as many already said the french version of the tour is much better than the english version of it.
The guide was very good and friendly. Took us around the fort and told us all the stories. It was a lot of fun.
Highly recommended if you are in the area.
Written 17 February 2016
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H.C. H
16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Friends
This is a small fort but the tour guide had good enough English to make it an interesting afternoon. The history of the pirates mixed with the unique architecture made it enjoyable. It was a nice day too so we took some good photos.
Written 20 January 2016
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Kaloian Kostov
Burgas, Bulgaria202 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015
Not very old fort. Nothing impressive. I really do not recommend this attraction. Skip it and go to the Manga beach
Written 8 January 2016
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adventuretraveler090
Hamilton, Canada29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
My friend and I went by ourselves (not as part of a tour) and they were very welcoming and friendly. My friend doesn't speak French so they tried to give the tour in English. They were also giving it in French to a group of school children so I know we missed quite a bit of information by getting the English version.
A really neat place to see though. You do get to climb over everything.
You can easily walk here from foulepoint on your own so don't feel like you need to get a ride. Cheap entrance fee. Worth a visit if you are in the area
Written 13 November 2015
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suman_ei
Kolkata (Calcutta), India9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
We traveled from Toamasina to Foulpoint. Very interesting it knows that the name of these two places have a great history. Like Toamasina meant by sault river, named by King Radma (1810-1828) & Foulpoint named by local Malagassy women who got first cloths from an Indian ship HOPEFUL by paying golds, they called it ful (as they cant pronounced hope) and the point where they collected that (so named ful+point, later french are modified little by inserting 'O', Liked fOulpoint). However the fort is the sign of protest against slavery and interesting to share here is first where black jailed three white people insisted slavery, relay you will gonna enjoy a lot when you going to get all the stories and news. You can meet there Mr. Fidlele Nirina a guide from there who is follower of king's blood line .
Regarding Foulpoint its beautiful place to visit, specially sunrise I liked more. I tried for SCUBA, but there is nobody can give you all accessories, as you have arrange it before came here, if you want. About food try see-foods, may you get pleasure. But if you want to travel more comfortably, insist you to arrange your personal vehicle. Regarding we stayed Manda beach Hotel, Best I think. And others are all okay. You can come at least once to visit here. All the best and happy n Safe enjoy full stay at FOULPOINT.
Written 24 May 2015
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