Island Hopping

From R 22 000

In Madagascar, getting to the islands is half the adventure and island hopping remains an essential part of the Madagascar experience. Whether you’re sailing into a quaint harbour, listening to the lapping sea while bathing on a sun-drenched deck, you will be filled with a sense of adventure. We suggest an itinerary visiting 2 or 3 islands in the Nosy Be archipelago, you choose the style of accommodation, we plan the routes and take the work out of your holiday.


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7 Days of Exploration

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We suggest an itinerary visiting 2 or 3 islands in the Nosy Be archipelago. You chose the style of accommodation and we sort out the flights, transfers and activities such as diving, deep sea fishing, motorbike or car hire, island tour etc.

Day 1 & 2 

Transfer by taxi and boat to Sakatia island and stay at clean, comfortable beach bungalows called Delphino village. Hire pirogue’s, kayak, snorkel, lie in a hammock and relax. Eat freshly caught seafood. Enjoy sundowners at Sakatia lodge (next door). Learn how to scuba dive!

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Day 3 & 4

Transfer to Nosy Be mainland. We mostly use Domaine Manga Be as a mid-range option with comfortable bungalows on a quiet beach, basic restaurant and a perfect base for exploring Nosy Be. Gerard et Francine is our preferred option for those wanting to stay in Ambatoloaka, the tourist beach with restaurants, bars and a vibrant night life. Alternatively, LHeure Bleu for quiet beach bungalows with lovely pool, walking distance to the tourist town and great cuisine.

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Day 5, 6 & 7

Nosy Komba (Lemur Island) offers a quiet peaceful stay with wonderful walks, coral reefs, restaurants and some of the rare fauna and flora of Madagascar. The Ampangaria village has a craft market, habituated lemurs and a number of quaint beach restaurants. We suggest 293 on Komba or Maki Lodge for a wonderful experience. There is also cheaper accommodation such as Floralies or Yolanda bungalows in the village.


Things to do


  • The price quoted covers accommodation, specified meals, flights from JNB and air taxes.
  • Transfers between lodges
  • Visas are done on arrival and are approximately R500 per person.
  • Please note all prices are subject to change without prior notice due to currency fluctuations and are priced at the current airfares which can change at any time.
  • Extra activities / excursions can be arranged through your lodge, this will be for your account
Sakamanga Hotel

Quirky popular hotel in the centre of Tanna. Recommended if you are spending a few nights in Tanna.

Au Bois Vert Lodge

A comfortable small hotel in beautiful gardens close to Tanna airport. The lodge “Au Bois Vert” is a unique concept, close to the city centre, offering a wonderful park where birds and chameleons live abundantly.

Domaine Mange Be

Well priced guesthouse on a quiet beach with good snorkelling. Restaurant, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, kayaking available. A good place to base yourself to explore Nosy Be.

Gerard et Francine

Wonderful boutique guest house in Ambatoloaka, the main tourist town. Easy walking distance to bars and restaurants yet very quiet and peaceful.

Villa Vahila

Exquisite boutique guesthouse set in lush gardens on Madirokely beach with great service and food.

Royal Beach Hotel

Large 4 star hotel located on the beach with wonderful rooms, great service and excellent food.

L’Heure Bleu

An eco-chic hotel nestled in a lush tropical garden that enjoys a unique location in Nosy Be.


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