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Madagascar, Nosy Be

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DATES & PRICING: availabe upon request (please email Lynne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for enquiries)
PACKAGE OPTIONS: land-based only or land & yacht combination
INCLUDES: 7 nights accommodation (land, liveaboard or combo), all meals, return international flights and scheduled transfers, dives

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Nosy Be Madagascar


Nosy Be means “Big Island” in Malagasy, being the biggest islets around Madagascar. Due to the girofliers, poivriers, caféiers, géraniums, sa vanille et son Ylang-ylang qui se mêlent pour répandre un délice de senteurs lui valent également le surnom de 'l’île aux parfums'.  Situated at 15km from the north-western coast of Madagascar, Nosy Be is masterpiece of the Indian Ocean. Characterised by its panoramic landscapes and diverse fauna, this charming island and its surrounding islets, reveal 321km2 of nature’s unique magnificence at its best. Nosy Be is a must for tourists in quest of God’s best kept secrets.

Nosy Be is surrounded by islets forming a colourful archipelago. Each islet has its particularities and you may change atmosphere in only few minutes. Nosy Komba, lemurs’ island; Nosy Iranja, turtles’ island; Nosy Sakatia, protected zone, is the orchids’ island and the Marine Reserve of Nosy Tanikely is a marvellous snorkeling area.  Mitsio archipelago is an exceptional zone for fishing and trekking. The trip to Ramada archipelago towards the South, along the coast of Madagascar reveals a unique view.

The waters of Nosy Be is a natural aquarium where corals, anemones, turtles and a wide variety of fishes can be admired.  Nosy Be also bears a rich cultural heritage, a theatre of major historical events of Madagascar. Each year, during the Pentecost, the island gets illuminated to the colours of the cultural festival of the Indian Ocean, Donia (which means “beautiful life” in Malagasy) with concerts, carnival, conferences and sporting events.  In addition to its breathtaking landscapes and the many activities, the friendly people of Nosy Be and their legendary “Malagasy’s smile” reinforce the myth of Paradise Island.  Development having been thought of a sustainable and intelligent way, Nosy Be is a case where nature and tradition are wonderfully preserved


* 7 Nights lodge accommodation, Vanila or Sakatia
* Breakfasts and dinners
* Return flights: Johannesburg / Antananarivo / Nosy Be / Antananarivo / Johannesburg
* Return transfers by road and boat
* 10 days dives


* 5 nights Nights lodge accommodation, Vanila or Sakatia
* Breakfasts and dinners
* Return nternational flights
* Return transfers by road and boat
* 2 Nights yacht accommodation
* All meals
* Crew on board skipper, deckhand and chef
* Boat Activities: diving, beach visits,  beach games, kayaking,  swimming, snorkelling
* Fishing, educational walks, village visits, sundowners (drinks extra)


* Meals and drinks not mentioned
* Personal expenses and gratuities
* Visas (approx. USD 85)
* Dive & Travel insurance



Nosy Sakatia, an Island away from an Island is a nature's Paradise, situated on the west coast of Nosy Be, Madagascar.  Sakatia Island offers the typical unspoilt tropical fauna and flora of this area, only 6.5 km long and 2 km wide at it’s widest point, it has a current population of ±450 inhabitants, no roads only foot paths, with which one can wonder at leisure and explore it’s beauty and deserted beaches. The island is fringed by spectacular coral reef to be enjoyed by snorkeler or scuba diver alike.

Sakatia Lodge is situated at the foot of the Sacred Mountain and Nature Reserve and offers:

* Four, large (Ocean) bungalows with single or double beds, veranda, sea view, bathroom with shower and separate toilet
* Four, smaller (Nature) comfortable ethnic bungalows, with single or double beds, bathroom shower and toilet
* One, two bedroom beachfront (Madiro) family bungalow, with veranda, two single beds and one double bed, bathroom shower and toilet
* One beach villa with three bedrooms, ideal for families

The maximum capacity of the lodge is twenty six guests, we have a lounge / bar area, separate restaurant all overlooking the ocean and fringed by the sacred forest of Sakatia.  Be tempted by the chef’s fantasy in a blend of tropical cuisine.

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The Vanila Hotel & Spa has 56 spacious rooms equipped for optimum comfort. They are meticulously decorated and furnished with fine wood from Madagascar. This warm atmosphere where traditional architecture of Nosy Be and international standards ensures evasion. “Garden view” room, “Ocean view” and “Prestige” suite: 3 different categories for the complete Nosy Be indulgence.

Surrounded by a peaceful tropical garden overlooking the pristine blue ocean, our spacious 200m2 spa comprises of a hydrotherapy room, 4 private massage suites, 4 Jacuzzis and 1 Turkish bath.  Its oriental architecture connects with the typical Malagasy treatments to restore balance and harmony to the mind and body.  Come and discover the medicinal plants and essential oils which have a world wide reputation: Ylang-ylang, Eucalyptus, Niaouli, Ravintsara, Citronella etc.

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Yacht Bossi and her crew invite you to explore exotic islands whilst enjoying a relaxed on-board lifestyle. Ideally suited for two to four people in double cabins, our team will provide you with friendly and relaxed service to suit all your needs, making your stay a memorable one. Yacht Bossi’s large spacious deck and living quarters, well equipped galley and wide range of on-board activities, provide an ideal live-aboard option to young and old. The large shaded cockpit area provides hours of relaxing, whilst the spacious deck offers guests ample space to enjoy tanning, fishing, etc.SCUBA DIVING

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Water Temperature: 26 - 30º C.
Visibility: 20-30m

The best diving is concentrated around the area of Nosy Be, on the NW side of the island. There are extensive reefs in close proximity to the shore and most of the dive sites are a short distance by boat.

The sites between Nosy Be and Sakatia are ideal for beginner divers where the dive sites are protected. On the outer reefs there are some beautiful wall dives and often currents making for comfortable drift diving.

The Tanikely Marine Park is a half an hour boat ride from Nosy Be and is one of the most popular dive sites in the area. Beautiful soft corals, starfish, schools of fish and turtles are often seen. Sea horses have also been found here...

The Dive Centre is affiliated to DAN SA and offers Scuba diving and NAUI diving courses, from “discover snorkelling to Instructor as well as speciality courses, NITROX, Night Diving, Environmental Diving, Search and Recovery.

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