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Madagascar Island Tour
Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days
Location: Madagascar
Price: from £1,250 pp
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Madagascar Island Luxury Highlights

  • Share with us great thrills and adrenalin in Madagascar
  • Meet the mischievous black lemurs.
  • Classic holiday or honeymoon in an outstanding natural environment
  • Discover the wildlife and the warmth of the Malagasy culture.
  • Discover the island’s extraordinary natural history along with its stunning scenery, idyllic beaches and fascinating culture.

Madagascar Island Tour – Classic

Enjoy 9 days of laid-back, tranquil island lifestyle discovering picturesque scenery around Nosy Be including the splendour of Sakatia Island, the lemurs of Nosy Komba, the lowland rainforests of Lokobe Reserve, and the crystal waters of Nosy Tanikely Marine Reserve.


  • Nosy Komba Island

    Nosy Komba is an amazing island to explore. It is actually a former volcano which is today covered by a magnificent primal forest home to all kinds of trees, plants and flowers. Here, you can meet the mischievous black lemurs, the slow yet lively chameleons not to mention some extraordinarily beautiful birds and butterflies.


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    Madagascar offers a great variety of activities – from exploring the rainforests , watching the birds and lemurs , plunging into the lagoons of Mitsio archipelago or watching the whales in Antogil bay or in the warm waters of Sainte-Marie. Combined with luxury resorts and villas Madagascar Islands are an incredible experience.

    Met on arrival at Nosy Be Airport
    2 nights half-board at Nosy Komba on 293 – Nosy Comba Island
    3 nights half-board at Sakatia Lodge – Nosy Sakatia Island
    3 nights half-board at Vanila Hotel – Nosy Be Island
    Depart from Nosy Be Airport

    Air Madagascar operates a daily flight from Antananarivo Airport to Nosy Be Airport and return. On quoting for your holiday we shall advise and assist you in booking these flights based on your dates of travel.


    The coolest time to travel anywhere in Madagascar is during the dry cool season from May to October.

    February – Cyclones can occur.
    April / May / June – heavy downpours with sunny intervals – lemurs and reptiles are active and readily seen.
    July and August are cool and dry and perfect for a Madagascar Holiday. The whales arrive on Ile Ste Marie in July and remain until the end of August.
    September, October and November is fine and warm with the jacarandas in flower and many lemurs have their young during this time.
    December is hot with lemurs and reptiles active and wildlife viewing is good.


    After your Madagascar Island hopping, a few days on a Kenya Safari would be the ideal extension to view the Wildebeest Migration in Kenya’s Masai Mara. June to October are the best months to view this amazing spectacle and with Madagascar being in close proximity to Kenya, its just a hop across.
    Contact us to tailor-make your holiday.
    Kenya Wildebeest Migration Safaris:
    More information on the Masai Mara Migration:

293 on Komba Guest House

293 on Komba is located on the small island of Nosy Komba about a 30 minute boat ride from Nosy Be just off the mainland of Madagascar.

  • Accommodation: A comfortable guest lodge of 4 bedrooms on the untouched natural landscape of  Nosy Komba island.

    3 of the rooms are located in the main house with separate entrances whilst the 4th is free-standing and positioned as the honeymoon suite. The bathrooms offer showers only with hot water available. 

    Distance: 30 minute boat ride from Nosy Be

    Restaurant: The dining menu offers a unique fusion of local Malagasy and South African flavours. Breakfast will consist of local fresh fruit and other home produce, while dinner may include either fresh fish, prawns, Zebu (a local cattle) or chicken accompanied by the delicious Malagasy rice or fresh vegetables and salads. Fruits of Madagascar or the delicious Madagascar chocolate will cater for the sweet tooth at the end of the meal.

    Activities: Whale-shark excursions, Kayaking, Tanikely Marine National Park, Lokobe Nature Walk, Scuba-diving or snorkelling are some favourite activities just few minutes away from the hotel to explore the sheer beauty of the ocean depths. 

    Fishing lovers will be spoiled for choice, including sport fishing, troll fishing, bottom fishing or popper fishing among others.

Sakatia Lodge Madagascar

Nosy Sakatia is a small tropical island situated off the northwest coast of Madagascar, a still unspoilt piece of paradise only 1km west of Nosy Be.


    Sakatia Lodge is situated on the central part of Nosy Sakatia, with a private beach, restaurant and bar and an excellent scuba diving centre.

    Accommodation: consists of eleven bungalows in total. The bungalows have en-suite bathrooms, fans and private verandas overlooking the ocean. The maximum capacity of the lodge is twenty six guests.

    Distance:  only 1km west of Nosy Be

    Dining: Sakatia Lodge offers the rich variety of the delicious produce that Madagascar has to offer in all dishes. The menu changes daily and it includes an entrée, main course and a dessert.

    Activities: Sakatia Lodge offers a diverse range of activities on and around the islands :

    Lokobe Nature Reserve
    A tour of Nosy Be
    Nosy Komba & Tanikely (marine reserve)
    Nosy Iranja
    Horseback riding on Nosy Be
    Quad biking on Nosy Be
    Whale watching (seasonal October – December)

Vanila Hotel Nosy Be Madagascar

The Vanila Hotel and Spa is located right on the beachfront in front of Nosy Sakatia on the north-western coast of Nosy Be.


    The hotel has 56 rooms and suites, all equipped with overhead fan, air conditioning, TV, telephone, safe, hairdryer, mini bar and each one opens onto a terrace with magnificent views on the sea and a tropical garden.


    • Sailing/Sailboarding/Surfing
    • Recreational activities: Billiards/Snooker/Darts/Board / Leisure Games / Spa / infinity pools
    • Scuba diving, fishing, water skiing, kayaking, canoeing, cruises, trekking, pirogue trips
    • The hotel organises activities and excursions
    • Rental of cars, 4×4 vehicles, motorbikes

    Dining: 2 Restaurants offering the delights of International and Madagascar cuisine

Madagascar Island hopping – Classic Package:

On arrival to Nosy Be airport, you will be met and transferred for your first ‘island hop’ by speedboat to a striking location, the Nosy Komba Island.

Located in the NW of Madagascar between Nosy
Be and the mainland, Nosy Komba Island is famous for the families of lemurs living in its tropical forests.

Spend the next two nights at 293 On Komba lodge, situated on the beach surrounded by tropical botanical gardens.

Accommodation: 293 On Nosy Komba (Chalet with en-suite bathroom, with garden or ocean view)

After breakfast you will transfer from Nosy Komba by speed boat to reach Sakatia Lodge, found on a small private beach.

The next three nights are spent at this paradisiac spot with
time for snorkelling, exploring the beach and the stunning tropical gardens, as well as walking on the island and generally relaxing whilst soaking up the sand, sea and sun.

Additional activities (own expense) include guided walks, sea-kayaking, hobie cats or pirogue trips, scuba diving and deep sea fishing trips.

Accommodation: Sakatia Lodge (Chalet with en-suite bathroom & private terrace)

After breakfast, you will be transferred via boat to Nosy Be Island. From here, you will set off to visit Nosy Tanikely Marine Reserve – famed for its world class snorkelling and diving.

The day is spent on the island of Tanikely – a crystal clear natural aquarium where you will snorkel with colourful marine life, explore the underwater world of anemones and coral, and hopefully swim with a turtle or two!

Take some time to explore the isle itself, walk to the lighthouse and see the fruit bats and lemurs amongst the endemic flora. (Snorkelling equipment is included in this excursion).

In the afternoon you will be transferred by boat back to Nosy Be to Vanila Hotel, to enjoy the sun setting over the breath-taking Indian Ocean.

Accommodation: Vanila Hotel (Ocean View Room with en-suite bathroom, private terrace or balcony)

You will be collected from Vanila Hotel after breakfast and transferred to the fishing village of Ambatozavavy. After a short walk through the mangroves you will board a traditional pirogue (canoe) to transfer you to the Lokobe Forest.

A traditional lunch will be enjoyed in the village, after
which you will spend some time walking through the dense rainforest in search of lemurs,chameleons, snakes and spiders.

The reserve covers 740 hectares and includes the last remaining lowland rainforest found on the island. You will have the opportunity to explore the village and
handicraft market before returning to Vanila Hotel.

The next days are at leisure, enjoying the swimming pools at the hotel, the beautiful spa and massage centre, or taking part in one of the many optional activities offered by the hotels excursions desk.

Options include quad biking, mountain biking, deep-sea fishing, and day trips to near-by islands (Nosy Iranja is recommended) and guided tours of Nosy Be, taking in the local
markets and shops. These optional excursions are for your own expense.

Accommodation: Vanila Hotel (Ocean View Room with en-suite bathroom, private terrace or balcony)

Today your island hopping experience comes to an end. You will depart from Vanila Hotel after breakfast to catch your onward flight from Nosy Be.

    01 Jan – 31 Dec  £ 1,250.00

    Inclusive of:
    2 nights at Nosy Komba on 293 on half board basis
    3 nights at Sakatia Lodge on half board basis
    3 nights at Vanila Hotel on half board basis
    Depart from Nosy Be Airport

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