Madagascar Yacht Charter Safari

From R 29 995

It is the ‘island factor’ that makes this 7 Day Madagascar Yacht Charter Safari so fascinating. In fact, it has been an island for 160 million years. The yacht charter allows you to experience the diverse ecologies of Madagascar with the vast majority of its plants and animals existing nowhere else on earth. Its forests are filled with weird and wonderful creatures, such as 50 species of lemurs, a collage of different chameleons and a vast array of tropical birds.


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A Typical Itinerary

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Day 1

After arrival at Nosy Be airport, you will be transferred to Mojo in Helville harbour where your welcome cocktail awaits. Once settled you will received a full briefing on the weeks itinerary and have an opportunity to discuss special interests eg fishing, snorkelling, good walks, local villages, lemurs etc.

Day 2

Cruise to Ankazaberavina Island which is a marine protected area. Fabulous snorkelling in crystal clear blue waters. A resident pair of Malagasy fish eagles are often spotted. After lunch, we sail to Russian Bay about two and a half miles away and overnight in the idyllic calm bay. Spend the afternoon on the beach or explore the ruins of the old Russian fort dating back to 1906. Sundowners on the boat.

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Day 3

Early departure for Nosy Iranja. The trip is approximately 15 Nautical miles and will take about three hours. Iranja is a perfect tropical island with white sandy beaches and turquoise water. It is two islands joined by a sand spit, at low tide you can walk from one island to the other.

Stroll through the village and take a scenic walk to the old lighthouse with panoramic views. Lunch is served on board and then with the afternoon wind we sail to our next anchorage – Baramahamay River. If we’re in time we can launch the dinghy for a sunset cruise up one of the mangrove estuaries.

Day 4

After breakfast we stop at the small uninhabited island of Antshoa (South African island) This is the best lemur experience in the area and the island has 5 different species of lemurs. Relax under the shady trees with refreshments and watch the world go by. Lunch is served on board while we sail with the afternoon wind to our overnight anchorage off Sakatia Island.

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Day 5

Early start to Tanikely Marine Reserve. Excellent snorkelling, stunning beaches and the island also houses a small lighthouse built in 1908 by Gustav Eiffel.  Lunch is served on board whilst we sail to Komba (Lemur) Island. There is a lively village here with beach bars, little markets and a delightful lemur walk.

Day 6

After breakfast we make our way back to Hell-Ville harbour and this is an opportunity to do shopping and to experience the port and main town of Nosy Be. Fruit, vegetables, locally made grass ware, stone mortar and pestles, vanilla, many types of beans, rice, sugar, flour and raw coffee are sold out of 60kg grain bags. You can then transfer to your hotel of choice for your last night on Nosy be mainland. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from with discos and bars in the tourist town, Ambataloaka.

Day 7

Mid morning you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight back to JNB in the afternoon.


Things to do


  • The price quoted covers the yacht charter, meals, flights from JNB and air taxes.
  • Transfers from and to the airport are included.
  • If you are going on to other hotels, we can arrange transfers but will be for your account.
  • Visas are done on arrival and are approximately R500 per person.
  • If you’d like to extend your stay we can suggest and arrange accommodation for you.
  • 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.
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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Dhow trip Nosy Be-Madagascar holidays

“Our trip was incredible, food was delicious. Mahalina is the most beautiful place in the world and Madagascar is a truly special place-we have memories that will last a lifetime. “


“Such a beautiful place. You looked after us so well! The food was delicious, as well as our little afternoon tea and cake snacks. We will definitely be back maybe… a family holiday.”


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