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Arriving at Nosy Be airport, you will be met and transferred by taxi to Chanty beach and then by speedboat to Sakatia Lodge, which is situated on a small private beach. The next three days can be spent snorkelling, exploring the beach and the stunning tropical garden, as well as walking on the island and generally relaxing whilst soaking up the sand, sea and sun. Optional activities to choose from include guided walks, sea-kayaking, hobie cats or pirogue trips, scuba diving and deep sea fishing trips. On day 2 a guided walk of Sakatia island is included, on day 3 a guided tour of the island’s coastline on a traditonal pirogue is included, as well as a beach lunch.
After 3 nights at Sakatia Lodge, you will be transferred for the short hop over the ocean to Nosy Be, where you will be taken to the Vanila Hotel right on the beach to, after check in enjoy a leisurely lunch. The rest of the day is at leisure, a good chance to relax or plan some optional activities for the following day.
After breakfast we embark on a day excursion to Nosy Komba and Nosy Tanikely Marine Reserve – famed for its world class snorkelling and diving with lunch at sea. Nosy Komba is the second largest island after Nosy Be, included is a visit to the small reserve where you can meet a variety of resident habituated lemurs, happy to jump onto your shoulder. In addition visit the crafts market of Nosy Komba to see local handcrafts. In the late morning we depart for the island of Tanikely – a crystal clear natural aquarium where you can snorkel with colourful fish, explore the underwater world of anenomes and coral, and even swim with a turtle or two! Take some time to explore the island itself, walk to the lighthouse and see the local fruitbats and lemurs amongst the endemic flora. Lunch will be served on-board the boat.
After breakfast depart for the Lokobe Nature Reserve – the last primary forest of Nosy Be. Departing from the fishing village of Ambatozavavy (south of the island), you will board a traditional canoe, rowing along the mangroves to the foot of the reserve. Your specialist guide will assist you in discovering the living treasures of this reserve and will explain its secrets and legends that make it so mysterious and beautiful. The dense rainforest is a protected site, where diurnal lemurs, reptiles, chameleons, insects and tropical birds can be spotted
Spend your entire day at leisure, enjoy 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 hotel.
After breakfast, proceed by taxi to Nosy Be airport where you will fly back to the capital city, Antananarivo to catch your onward flight. It is possible to extend your stay as desired, at any of the above accommodations, or indeed elsewhere on the island. Please contact us for further details.