The black lemur or l’Eulemur macaco, an emblematic species endemic to the island of Nosy Be invites you to visit its natural habitat: the national park of Lokobe.
Lokobe is a true protected area, where you will hear, see and feel the beauty of its biodiversity, to the sound of the wails of the famous lemur, ringing out in perfect harmony with the other sounds of nature. A few steps away, a couple of chameleons and a lizard or two will be sharing the limelight with an indolent boa slithering along the footpaths. Almost daily occurrences in the park.
As you penetrate further inside the last remaining pocket of primary forest on the ‘island of perfumes’, among the birds in the park, you may be lucky enough to spot the Madagascan owl or the Vintsimena, known as Madagascar’s kingfisher. This incredibly rich fauna, largely endemic, rivals the beauty of the lush flora. Often perfect scenery and incomparable wild landscapes: jewels of biodiversity are just waiting to be discovered.
To visit the park, you can be your own guide: signs have been placed all along the paths showing you which way to go. Whichever route you decide to take (Mitsinjo, Ramy or Kindro), the promise of a total change of scene will be kept.
If you decide to prolong the experience of discovering this haven of peace, you can book into the camp-site of ‘Talio’. The stunning landscapes of Nosy Komba and the national park of Nosy Tanikely are also waiting to welcome you. An adventure not to be missed, particularly for lovers of greenery and wildlife.
This article was featured in Prime Magazine December 2019
With an equatorial climate, Nosy-Be remains accessible throughout the year, except during the cyclone period from January to February during which rainfall is abundant, and the temperature ranges between 24 and 32 ° C. For your next journey in Nosy-Be, plan your trip between May and October.
Take an Air Madagascar/ Tsaradia flight to Nosy Be. Another possibility is to go by road, along the RN4 then the RN6 at Ambondromamy. After that, take a boat from the port of Ankify to Hell Ville.
Choose the Nosy Be Hotel &Spa, Hôtel Home Madagascar, Ecolodge Nature Sauvage, Vanila Hôtel&Spa, Nosy Saba Island Resort&Spa, Sakatia Lodge or the Hôtel Valiha.
The women of a local association in the village of Marodoka will be delighted to prepare dishes using coconut. You will need to order before you go to visit the park of Lokobe. You can also have a meal at the restaurant of your hotel or try the delicious food of Chez Lydie or the Ravinala Restaurant.
Take advantage of the wonderful panorama over the town of Hell Ville and its harbour. Visit the village of Marodoka, with its many historic vestiges, including the haunted house, which used to shelter a certain Karim Djikak, at the time the town’s wealthiest Indian shopkeeper.
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