Nosy Be Dive & Nature Discovery
From: $ 2,049.00 per person
Enjoy 8-days exploring the endless coastline, white sandy beaches, sparkling clear turquoise water and delicious seafood feasts of Nosy Be. The exotic island offers excellent fishing and diving opportunities, as well as a natural lemur reserve and resort-style atmosphere. The air is scented with ylang-ylang and vanilla and the pace of life is as slow and drawn-out as the splendid sunsets.
Superior lodge package, Explore Madagascar’s largest island on the Nosy Be Dive and Nature discovery tour. Nosy be is the largest island of Nosy Be Archipelago including the surrounding exquisite islands. Starting and ending in Nosy Be – 8 Days
Nosy Be -Madagascar’s top beach destination, Nosy Be, is the country’s largest offshore island. Covering an area of 320 square km, Nosy Be wins points for tranquility, gorgeous light and turquoise waters and some restaurants serving meals on the sand for guests. The air is scented with vanilla and ylang-ylang. Like the nearby Comoros islands, it is a production centre for the perfume essence from ylang-ylang trees. Other island products include sugar cane, coffee, vanilla, pepper, saffron and other spices – making the Nosy Be markets rich in treasures and bargains.
Nosy Sakatia – Nosy Sakatia is a quiet and tiny location that is famous for it’s orchids and is an easy place to wander around. There are also good snorkeling opportunities here.
Mont Passot – Mont Passot is a volcanic hill in the center of the island of Nosy Be. It is also known under the Malagasy name of Bonga Pisa. Mont Passot is a popular late afternoon trip location to watch the beautiful sunset.
Domaine De Florette – Domaine De Florette is located near the village of Andrafiamena on the popular island Nosy Be in the north of Madagascar. The village’s name means “place where trees grow raffia red”. This intimate idyllic lodge is situated on top of a hill next to Mont Passot and is in the centre of a 30 hectare plot with an impressive variety of trees, fruit and flowers. Each room offers a splendid view over the Mitsio archipelago, the mainland and the neighbouring islands.
Please note that Madagascar is a country which is in its infancy when it comes to tourism. Accommodation is limited so all the below mentioned accommodation are subject to availability, and we reserve the right to change these using similar accommodation of the same standards
- Accommodation based on itinerary
- Meals as per itinerary
- All transfers and transport mentioned in the program
- All entrance fees
- Specialist English speaking guides in the national park as per program
- All excursions mentioned in the program
- A French speaking driver for transfers
- All excursions not mentioned in the program
- Supplementary English-speaking guide throughout the tour
- Bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
- International and domestic flights
- Airport taxes, visas and travel insurance
- All lunches and dinners excluding dinners at Anakao
- Personal items
Group Size: Minimum 1, Maximum 10
Spending money: Clients are advised to bring enough money to cover their lunches and dinners, the purchase of curios and additional entertainment. Madagascar’s currency is the Ariary. Euros are the most practical and convenient currency to exchange into Ariary at the Airport. There are automatic teller machines (ATM’s) available in the bigger towns like Antananarivo and Tulear. International credit cards and travellers cheques are very seldomly accepted.
Meals: Where included most breakfasts and dinners will be enjoyed in the restaurants of the various accommodation establishments, however on certain nights the guide will provide an authentic meal for the group, which will be enjoyed together in the evening, often around a camp fire. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.
First Aid: Our guides are trained in basic first aid and the vehicle is equipped with a medical aid kit. Preventative Malaria medication should be taken before the trip and throughout its duration, although it is advisable to consult a doctor prior to departure.
Luggage: Maximum baggage allowance on the plane will be 20 kg. Please bring a backpack or soft barrel bag, not a suitcase. Don’t bring too much clothing, as there are washing opportunities along the way. Please adhere to the allowance specified as space for luggage is limited.
Insurance: It is compulsory for all travellers to have insurance covering their personal requirements, medical expenses and personal possessions. This is to be arranged before leaving your home country. Jenman Safaris has comprehensive public liability insurance. For an instant quote on travel insurance, please click the following link to our website.
Clothing and other items:
- Track suit
- Walking shoes
- Light trousers/jeans
- Swimming costume
- Sun hat
- Warm clothes Long-sleeved shirts
- Torch & spare batteries
- Water bottle Sunglasses
- UV protection Mosquito protection.
Visas: A visa is required to enter the territory of Madagascar and can easily be obtained upon arrival at the airport of Antananarivo with a validity of up to 90 days. Tourists staying for less than one month, can purchase a visa for 80’000 Ariary (around 23-27 €). Paying with the exact amounts or small currency is advised. No photographs are required, however please ensure that passports are valid for at least 6 months after return date. In addition to the entry visa, the Malagasy government is proposing the introduction of a frontier levy of 10 € in the near future, still to be confirmed and variable at short notice.
If you feel you have been looked after well by your crew, driver or guides, and you wish to show your appreciation for their services, a monetary tip is very welcomed by those in Madagascar. Here follows some suggested guidelines:
- Around EUR 4 per person, per day (10,000 Ariary) for a guide or a guide/driver.
- Around EUR 2 (5,000 Ariary) for a park guide, depending on your satisfaction.
- Around 5% of the bill at a restaurant
- 200 Ariary per bag for a porter.
As Euro coins cannot be changed into local money in Madagascar, it is advisable to tip in Ariary.
We would ask that you please reserve your generosity for tipping for services only, and not providing free hand-outs to children or adults, as this encourages begging.