Day 1

Arrive at Nosy Be airport, where our taxi will collect you and transfer you to Nosy Be port. Josara our skipper, will be waiting to transfer you to 293 on komba. A short boat ride of approximately 20 min. Welcome  (“Tonga Soa” in Malagasy) to 293 on Komba! Settle in and have your fist swim in our beautiful bay only a few steps away. Enjoy a cup of tea and cake in the gardens. A delicious dinner of fresh fish awaits you for dinner.

Day 2

Enjoy an introductory tour around the village of Ampangorina, get to know the local community, eating places and the stunning crafts that are all made locally.

Day 3

Discover the turtles and great snorkeling in the bay in front of 293 on Komba. Relax, enjoy a lunch in the village or one of our delicious salads.

Day 4

An excursion to our “secret” island for a lovely morning on a tiny island and some great snorkeling. Thereafter a beach picnic cooked the local way.

Day 5

You can either spend the day, reading, swimming and enjoying the best island massage or go out diving with Nosy Komba plongee. Enjoy the daily afternoon tea and cake in the garden. As the sun sets, take a bottle of wine or a lovely cocktail and go watch the sun go down in a very beautiful setting. Enjoy another delicious dinner.

Day 6

Visit the Lemur park in the village where you can see the Black lemur in its natural habitat, as well as a few varieties of tortoises, chameleons and snakes. Enjoy the walk and variety of local trees.

Day 7

Sadly this might be the day you depart for home or if you continue to stay embark on a 3 day catamaran experience – 1st night spend at Nosy Kisimani, 2nd night at Russian Bay. Stop at Ankazoberavina Island, Nosy Iranja and Nosy Tanikely. There are a number of really great catamarans that offer the most amazing experience to a variety of smaller islands, where you will experience great snorkeling, diving and fishing along the way. If you’re lucky you may get to see some whales and dolphins along the way.

Day 8

Go diving with Nosy Komba Plongee or go whale watching or swimming with the Whale sharks with Safari Baleine (season dependant). Whale sharks are normally around from August to early December. Afterward enjoy a lovely picnic on the island of Sakatia.

Day 9

Morning excursion to the beautiful island of Tanikely – known as one of the top ten best snorkeling spots in the world.

Day 10

Hire a kayak and paddle around the island of Nosy Komba or go by boat. Take a fishing rod and your snorkels and enjoy a lovely day out.

Day 11

Day excursion to Nosy Be. Hire quad bikes and explore the Lemur Park which offers a variety of lemurs and other local animals, the Ylang-ylang distillers, rum distillers and miniature Baobab trees. Then head off to see the sacred tree & get to know some local customs. Head up to Mount Passop to see all the lakes and the beautiful view of Nosy Be and the surrounding islands. Head back to Ambataloka for lunch at the Beach Bar or back to Hell-Ville for lunch at Pappillon resturant. Explore Hell-Ville, the market and some craft shops – not forgetting the local Jewelley stores where you will find the famous stone Star Saphire and old silver bracelets.

Day 12

Day to relax and enjoy being on holiday on a remote island, enjoy a good island massage. There are still two hikes you have not done – Lokobe Nature reserve and a walk up Nosy Komba island into the jungle to learn all about the medicinal plants. Or a morning fishing with Josara and enjoying the remote beauty of the ocean and come back with “super”.

Day 13

On your second last day go for one last shopping trip to make sure you take a beautiful hand-sewn table cloth or two home with you or maybe some of the paintings, wood carvings and beautiful handbags.

Day 14

You have had a holiday of a life time and we have so enjoyed hosting you! Sadly now it’s time to say good bye my friend – “tsara veloma namako!”

Please note this is a proposed 7 day or 14 day itinerary. You are welcome to change it to suite your requirements. Flights from South Africa can be booked directly with Airlink or through your travel agent.

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