A Typical Mobile Island Hopping Safari Experience Itinerary in Madagascar:
Arrive in Antananarivo in Madagascar as per your own flight arrangements
Transfer to our chosen Hotel for 1 night on a Bed & Breakfast Basis
Breakfast followed by transfer to Airport for flight to Nosy Be
Arrive at Nosy Be airport where you will be met by your captain. You will then be transferred to our yacht where you will be welcomed aboard by our crew. Your first evening is spent in Admirals Bay, a beautiful bay next to the Lokobe Nature Reserve.
Depart from Admirals Bay in the morning and set sail for Mamook Island where you can snorkel, fish and visit the local village which has a number of attractions including friendly Lemurs and a giant 60 year old tortoise.
Today we depart for Russian Bay where, depending on weather, the Captain may be able to arrange an evening beach bonfire. Russian Bay also has some good snorkelling spots. Dolphins and turtles often visit this area and you can visit the ruins of the Old Russian fort.
Depart Russian Bay heading south and briefly anchoring at Ankazaberavina for a snorkel and swim. Here you can usually see a pair of Malagasy Fish Eagles. Thereafter we head for the famous white beaches of Nosy Iranja Island. This perfect tropical island is the place to relax and soak up the sun on a white sand palm fringed beach with inviting, calm, warm turquoise water or after lunch, you can embark on a sight-seeing walk through the small local village, up the hill to the old decommissioned lighthouse. There are also some bars and restaurants if you want to try out somewhere local.
Early afternoon we then make our way back towards the Malagasy mainland heading up the Bararahamay River, also known as Honey River. Anchorage is a mile or so up-river, past a small village, where guests can frequent the local beach bar. There are often boat repairs taking place here which offer a good opportunity to see how the local boats are built. There are also usually lots of children around so you may want to take some sweets along for them. Some guests have also taken writing materials for them too.
After enjoying a scrumptious breakfast, we depart the Bararahamay River to return to Russian Bay where you can visit the village and the plantations. This is also a great area to swim.
Towards mid-morning we depart Russian Bay and head across the bay to Ampangorina village on the north of Nosy Komba (Lemur Island). This village has many craft shops and is a shopper’s paradise. They also have a small nature park where you can view the village python, tortoises and other interesting indigenous attractions. The highlight no doubt will be the Black Lemurs who will sit on your shoulders for the reward of a banana. We make our way from Nosy Komba Island around to Admirals bay where you will enjoy your final dinner on board.
Early departure from boat where we arrange your transfer back to Nosy Be Airport for flight back to Antananarivo followed your flight to onwards destination as per your own flight arrangements.
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