OPTIONAL BEACH/ISLAND HOPPING EXTENSION – £695
Day 11: Diego to Nosy Be
We head to Diego where we will take an Air Madagascar flight to Nosy Be. Upon arrival we will transfer to a hotel where we will spend the afternoon at leisure.
Day 12: Nosy-be/Anjiabe
We board a dhow Sakalava to explore an area where the sea is the only path. Swimming, snorkeling and diving discovery of an incredibly rich and diverse underwater world awaits us. After a dhow journey we will land at Anjiabé, a 3km long beach bordered by a semi-abandoned coconut plantation, a site with extraordinary low tide. This is where we will camp for tonight. After a drink and a stunning meal of seafood prepared for us by our chef, we will have the chance to nap, swim and for those who wish, walk trails to observe the many species of birds, mostly endemic to Madagascar. Sunset, cocktails, meals … And good night!
Day 13: Radama
Depending on the tide we will depart relatively early towards the Island’s northernmost archipelago Radama. (approx. a 2 1/2hr crossing). Along the way we will get a chance to swim. Nosy Ambariopôtaka rises to 166 meters and includes a different landscape to last night and we camp facing the majestic Mozambique Channel. In the next bay we tend to find a Sakalava carpenter at work – with one or more shells of dhows resting on a bed of pink and white periwinkles. The whole island is surrounded by a lagoon. Scuba diving, nature walks in the jungle and lazing are the order of today.
Day 14: Ambariomena
We set off early to head Ambariomena. We set up camp a lovely little village and, depending on the tides, in the afternoon, we head out to the sea in a canoe or explore the island on foot. After our evening aperitif, we will enjoy a meal under the stars!
Day 15: Nosy be – Tana
Flight Back to Tana