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The Madagascar Island Hopping Tour

7 Days

The Madagascar Island Hopping Tour is a fun filled 7 day holiday journey travelling from Nosy Be to Nosy Komba and visiting the magnificent Lokobe Reserve.


The Madagascar Island Hopping Tour Overview

Antananarivo to Nosy Be: Arriving at Nosy Be airport, you will be met and transferred by taxi to Chanty beach and then by speedboat to Sakatia Towers, which is on a small private beach. The next two days will be spent snorkelling, exploring the stunning beach and island on foot and relaxing while soaking up the sand, sea and sun. Additional activities (with costs) include guided walks, sea-kayaking, Hobie cats or pirogue trips, scuba diving and deep-sea fishing trips.

Lunch Stop: Sakatia Towers (lunch on day 2 will be a beach picnic spent on the private beach of Sakatia).
Accommodation: Sakatia Towers ( Small guest house that is owner run and sits on a private beach, 12m above the sea. Restaurant, bar, laundry, fan, mosquito net)

Day 3 - 4: Ambatiloka to Nosy Komba: After 2 nights at Sakatia Towers, we make an early start to Ambatiloka by speedboat and taxi followed by a day excursion with a beach picnic lunch at Nosy Tanikely Marine Reserve – famed for its world-class snorkelling and diving. We then proceed to Nosy Komba where will be accommodated at Hotel Jardin Vanille or Lilian Bungalows.

Nosy Komba is a small island surrounded by clear water that is perfect for diving. This tiny island is secluded and remote – ideal for relaxation and fun in the sun. The big islands attraction is a large population of black lemur which roams the trees, and with any luck, marine turtles may be spotted. Our time on Nosy Komba will be spent relaxing on the beach, taking forest walks up the mountain, visiting the nearby Anjibe village and soaking up the sun. Pirogue trips and deep-sea fishing can be organised for those who wish.

Lunch Stop: Picnic spot en-route
Accommodation: Hotel Jardin Vanille or Lilian Bungalows (en suite bungalows, mosquito nets, hot water, restaurant)

Day 5 - 6: Nosy Komba – Nosy Be, Lokobe Nature Reserve: After breakfast, we travel via boat from Nosy Komba to the main island of Nosy Be, where you will check into Sambatra Bed & Breakfast. Just 20 minutes from Hell-Ville, its location offers you easy access to the activities contained in the town. You can arrange trips to do Quad biking, visit the local market and Handicrafts market, see the sacred tree or climb Mount Passot. Alternatively, hire a mountain bike and explore the area at your own pace.

Lunch Stop Day 5: Sandwich lunch en-route: Lunch Stop day 6: Packed lunch in the reserve of Lokobie
Accommodation: Sambatra Bed & Breakfast (Double bungalows, en suite bathroom, mosquito net and fans plus a restaurant. Set on Ambaro beach, facing the peninsula of Nosy Sakatia and the sunset)

On day 6, we take a trip to Lokobe Nature Reserve, by road transfer and traditional pirogue. The 30-40 minute pirogue trip offers you an excellent way to experience local life and transport, while responsibly supporting local guides. Far from the flood of tourists Lokobie Reserve is only accessible by sea and is a haven of peace. Spend the day enjoying jungle walks with your pirogue guides to see the variety of wildlife, and take in the beautiful sounds of nature. The famous Nosy Be Panther Chameleon is present in this last remaining lowland rainforest on the island.

Day 7: Antananarivo, Madagascar: After breakfast, we proceed by taxi to the airport where we will fly back to the capital city Antananarivo, and catch our flight home. Please note – lunch is not included on day 7 of your tour. Should your flights have you departing in the afternoon or evening, please make direct arrangements with the hotel for meals. These will be at an additional cost.

A fun island hopping tour from Nosy Be to Nosy Komba and Lokobe Reserve for 7 days.

  • Snorkelling
  • local Island walks
  • Sakatia Island
  • Nosy Tanikely Marine reserve
  • Nosy Komba
  • Domestic pirogue trip to Lokobe Nature Reserve OR day tour of Nosy Be town
  • Sea kayaking, Scuba diving, Quad biking (optional excursions)