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Overview

Located just North West coast of Madagascar, Nosy Be is a famous tourist attraction garnering tourists from all across the globe. Famous for its powder white sand and coral reef, Nosy Be is undoubtedly a beautiful place where you can choose to spend your upcoming vacation. This entire regions attracts diverse mix of visitors, making it a must visit place in Madagascar. The amazing reef, fascinating marine life and enthralling activities makes it a one stop destination for every kind of traveler. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation, Nosy Be is an ideal getaway to explore the hidden gems of the country. Nosy Be means ‘Big Island’ in Malagasy and is home to stunning views and some of the best beaches, making it country’s popular tourist destination among all the leisure and enthusiast travelers. Relax on the beach or just admire the beauty of the place with your friends or family. From brilliantly colourful sunsets, peaceful island, to infused air and picturesque attractions, Nosy Be has everything to offer to the avid travelers. An ideal getaway, Nosy Be is a perfect relaxation where you can have the time of their life. You can indulge in variety of activities that will definitely boost your adrenaline rush and keep you enthralled all day long.

Places To visit In Nosy Be

Lokobe National Park

Lokobe National Park

Nestled on the Southeastern tip of Nosy Be, Lokobe National Park is one of the famous tourist attractions that are known for its dense forests. The park is home to several lemur species including the black Lemur. Attracting tourists from all walks of life, the national park is also home to Nosy Be’s remaining endemic vegetation such as ylang-ylang, vanilla orchids and ravenala. You can spot world’s smallest frog and chameleon species and make the most of your trip.
The Sacred Banyan Tree

The Sacred Banyan Tree

Situated on the coast in the village of Mahatsinjo, the sacred banyan tree is a famous place where Queen of Nosy Be comes to make her annual pilgrimage. This sacred banyan tree was planted 200 years ago and has its roots over more than 5000 square meters. It is believed that the tree was planted by the Queen of the Sakalava tribe in 1836. It lies within an enclosure where you will be able to visit this magnificent place that has abundance of legends and history to tell.
Lemuria Land Park

Lemuria Land Park

Lemuria Land Park is a natural and botanical reserve that is situated in Nosy Be, Madagascar. The park has become a popular tourist attraction and is a must visit for animal lovers. Discover the endemic flora and fauna of Madagascar and make the most of your trip. It is an ideal place where you can just admire the beauty of nature and spot the animals from a closer point of view. Apart from the lemurs, you can spot reptiles, chameleons, crocodiles and other species while on your tour to the park.

Best Time To Visit Nosy Be

The best time to visit Nosy Be is from the month of January until December where the temperature remains calm and pleasant throughout. The highest temperature that has been recorded is 30 degrees in January and lowest recorded is 24 degrees in July. Although Madagascar can be visited throughout the year but it is best to visit during dry season as it allows the visitors to explore the place without any hassle. 

Things To Do In Nosy Be

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Learn about lemurs

Learn about lemurs

Nosy Be is home to variety of Lemurs where you can spot them in their natural habitat. Spot these species in Lemuria Land Park and spend your day understanding about these species. Learn about various species of Lemurs in the middle of ylang-ylang plantation. You can sample essential oil of ylang-ylang that is made in the distillery. Find out the process of how these flowers are turned into valuable essential oil.

Take a stroll in Andilana

Take a stroll in Andilana

Situated on the island’s North West tip, Andilana Beach is one of the famous spot where you can spend your day at ease. Andilana Beach is blessed with warm crystal clear waters and is ideal place where you can enjoy swimming and chilling. With a view of the gorgeous sunset, tropical climate and breathtaking backdrop, you can never get bored of this picturesque beach.

Discover the Marine Life

Discover the Marine Life

If you are a water baby, Nosy Be is a perfect place where you can discover amazing marine life. In the warm crystal clear waters, you will find beautiful coral reef and variety of bird species. Spend your day swimming with the sea turtles, watch the humpback whales or swim with whale sharks whilst admiring the beauty of the beach.

Attend Donia Festival

Attend Donia Festival

Donia Festival is a very popular event that is held in the month of September from 26-30. It is the biggest cultural event of the year that takes places in 5 days. Donia festival is a music festival that is known to be a celebration of life. It is one of the key moments in Nosy Be where people come together and have the time of their life.

Explore craft market

Explore craft market

Apart from exploring the city, you can head down to Ampangorinana which is Nosy Komba’s main village. This little island also called Ambariovato is surrounded by rocks and is well known for its craft market. Women based in the village area produce beautiful table clothes and curtains using the technique of cut work embroidery.

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How to Reach Nosy Be

By Air: The nearest airport to Nosy Be is Fascene Airport that has domestic and international flights. The well known Ethiopian airlines fly from Africa, Asia, Europe via Addis Ababa. There are other airlines that run to and fro from Fascene Airport which makes it easier for the travelers to reach Nosy Be. From there you can board a taxi that will take you to all points on the island.

By Boat: To reach Nosy Be, you can take a speedboat from Ankify port to Hell-ville. These speed boats will take you directly to your desired location. Two car ferries are also there that will take you back from Hell-ville to Ankify making your travel convenient and easy.

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