Nosy Be

Nosy Be is an island of 320 km², that is to say that starting from Hell city (capital of Nosy Be in the South West, going up to Andilana (north-west point), it takes 1 hour of road, and for go around the island, counting up to 3 hours, and leaving in the morning by renting a motorcycle or a car, you can easily go around the island for a first approach of Nosy Be, this without risk of losing you because Nosy be to a single road.

Nosy Be activites

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Activity on Earth in Nosy Be

Discovery of Mount Passot and sacred lakes
Horse ride
Tour of Nosy Be Island
Excursion to the Lokobe Reserve
Relaxation day on the most beautiful beach of NosyBe, Andilana
Discover the history and the culture via: visit of a distillery of Ylang Ylang, visit of the sacred tree, discovery of the local sport, the moranguy
Other leisure available according to your preferences: Golf, tennis, spa, massage, swimming pool,

Excursion at sea

Excursions to Nosy Tanikely, Madagascar Nature Reserve
Sea safari day in Nosy Sakatia
Bivouac in Nosy Iranja
Hiking in Nosy Komba
Discoveries of the islands above in underwater dives
Safari whales and / or whale sharks if you come in the right season

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Discover Nosy Be differently

It’s possible, but for this you need a different accommodation. For this, we do not offer the hotel but rather a mix, ie if you have 15 days in front of you and love the sea, it is possible to spend between 3 and 7 days in Nosy Be and leave for 7 days. days at sea, whether in catamaran north to explore the Mitsio Islands, or along the northwest coast of Madagascar in traditional dhows.

Useful information about Nosy Be

Nosy Be is 320 days of good weather, so there is a risk of rain, the rainy season is only between January 15th and the end of February, this is the period we have chosen to close our annual hotel, indeed the majority of Nosy Be providers are closing. Otherwise, idea of climate and little more than some months offers:

January: 31 ° to 24 °
February: 31 ° to 24 °, cyclonic season
March: 32 ° to 24 °, end of cyclonic season but risk of rain at the beginning of the month
April: 32 ° to 24 °
Mail: 32 ° to 22 °
June: 31 ° to 21 °
July: 30 ° to 20 °
August: 30 ° to 20 ° humpback whales
September: 31 ° to 21 ° Mogul Whales
October: 33 ° to 23 ° Whale sharks
November: 32 ° to 24 ° Whale sharks
December: 31 ° to 21 °

Here are the fruits you can enjoy during your trip to Nosy Be:

January: litchis, mangoes, carambola, pineapple, bananas, papayas, tamarinds, coconut
February: longanis, pineapple, bananas, papayas, tamarinds, mangoes, coconut
March: avocados, longanis, country oranges, pineapple, bananas, passion fruit, papaya, coconut
April: passion fruit, avocados, guavas, jamblons, pineapples, bananas, clementines, oranges, papayas, coconut, sugar cane in bloom
May: guavas, pineapples, bananas, coconut, clementines, oranges, peaches, pitayas, avocados
June: guavas, avocados, pineapples, bananas, clementines, coconut, oranges.
July: pineapple, bananas, chillies, coconut, jujubes
August: pineapple, bananas, chicks, coconut, jujubes
September: pineapple, bananas, coconut
October: pineapple, bananas, coconut
November: pineapple, bananas, coconut
December: flamboyant flowers, lychees, mangoes, pineapple, bananas, coconut

Several airlines serve Nosy Be, below link of each companies:

Air Madagascar: More and more known as “Air maybe”, if you want to go through them, here is an article specials / special offers with Air Madagascar
Air Austral: From France via Reunion, this avoids you to go through the capital of Madagascar, Antananarivo
Ewa Air: The company that connects the islands of the Indian Ocean, a subsidiary of Air Austral
Neos: From MILAN to Nosy Be, flights sometimes available from 395 €
Air Link: Direct Flights to Nosy Be from Johannesburg, South Africa
If you are already in Madagascar and want to avoid planes, you have the road via:

Taxi-bush: In the local way, go to the discovery of the Malagasy routes in bush taxi, glued tight, local music, cries baby, etc … A preview video
4 × 4: Always rented with driver, this allows you total autonomy
Taxi 1st class: An existing service since can, Taxi 1st class offers a premium transport service from Antananarivo to Nosy Be

Nosy Be is a calm island where you have to live. From the hotel you can go to Ambatoloaka on foot day or night, but if you prefer we can call you a taxi because the road is not lit (provide a flashlight at night).

In general, the rules of conduct are the same as when traveling anywhere in the world, ie, respect for local people and their traditions. As for any third world country, do not show that wealth. Gold watches, necklace, etc. … at the drawer, or better yet, leave them at home before leaving.