Twenty minutes of canoeing from Nosy Be, there is a paradise place: the Island of Lemurs or Nosy Komba. From a distance, you will only see a volcano that comes out of the water, named Antaninaomby or 'land of zebu' and culminating at 622 metres above sea level.
This small volcanic island is a true gem of nature with idyllic beaches, emerald-coloured waters and rich biodiversity. The tropical forest that developed on this island shelters lemurs (including the lemurs Macakis Macaco, with their little wild character), plus a multitude of tropical and endemic animal species and a variety of medicinal plants.
Once you have landed in the village of Ampangorina, the craft huts with their embroidered tablecloths will captivate you. The place bears its name well, 'the alley of the tablecloths'. Here you can buy various handicraft products as souvenirs.
Each village has its own attraction. Anjiabe is a fishing village. The village of Ankiriky is known for its various fruit (pineapple, mango, papayas, soursop) and vanilla, pepper, coffee or Ylang Ylang plantations.
The villagers will give you a warm welcome to Nosy Komba.
This article was featured in Prime Magazine Sept 2017
The sunny climate of Nosy Komba allows you to visit all year. The dry season between April and December is most recommended.
Nosy Komba, being a neighbouring island of Nosy Be, the pirogue is the most recommended means of transport taking 15 to 20 minutes, but it is also possible to rent a boat..
Eco lodges are increasingly popular. For example, you can stay at the Tsara Komba Luxury Beach Forest Lodge or the Jardin Vanille, a hotel restaurant that overlooks the sea. You will find other hotel facilities such as the Guest house 293 On Komba, Guest house Le Maki Lodge, Guest house Nosy Komba Lodge, Coco Komba, Floraly Komba, or rent an equipped house with staff at La Maison des Iles on the west beach of the village of Ampangorina.
The restaurants of the island offer fresh seafood brought by the fishermen of the village of Anjiabe such as the captain’s calamari, crayfish and red carps to name a few. You can also buy fish and have them prepared.
A must is the park of lemurs, the fishing village and meeting the local artisans. Nosy Komba is also recommended for dives to observe the aquatic life.
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