NOSY SAKATIA: AN ISLAND OF NATURE AND TRADITIONS JUST WAITING TO BE DISCOVERED
Swimming, Meal included
A journey into the natural wonders of the island of Nosy Sakatia and the local traditions of its population to experience the authentic Malagasy lifestyle in this region, without depriving ourselves of the joys of modern travel, from diving to the comfort of the resort where we'll enjoy our lunch.
What we will see
- Hell Ville
- Chanty Beach
- Nosy Sakatia
- Ampasindava Beach: swimming and snorkelling
- Swimming in the sea and snorkelling
- Lunch and relaxation at the Coral resort
What we will do
- We cross the island's capital, Hell Ville, by minivan to admire a series of tropical panoramas with the lush green of the sugar cane fields and the dazzling white of the coral beaches.
- We'll pass by the village of Dzamandzar, the island's second largest town famous for its former rum distillery, once the heart of Nosy Be's economy.
- We then continue on to Chanty Beach where we board a boat to cross a stretch of sea that separates Nosy Be from the smaller island of Nosy Sakatia.
- On board small motorboats we begin our fascinating journey to discover the local customs and traditions.
- Our first stop is at the large beach of Ampasindava*, to the north of the island of Sakatia, where we can relax on the long white shores and enjoy the crystal-clear water.
- Returning to our boats, we briefly sail inshore to arrive at the village of Antanambe.
- Although it is a small community of traditional huts, this village encapsulates all the history and customs of the Sakalava, one of the most common Malagasy ethnic groups in Madagascar.
- While returning to the boat's mooring place, we can admire a series of charming little bays where the vegetation seems to tumble straight into the sea.
- We'll stop at the beach for a refreshing swim and snorkelling, allowing us to admire underwater panoramas of rare beauty, with coral sea beds and brightly coloured fish.
- Another short boat ride takes us to our final destination: the simple yet enchanting Coral resort to relax, savour the deliciously fragrant local cuisine and let our hair down with some dancing.
What you need to know
- Transport and facilities in Madagascar are not necessarily of the standard usually found in developed countries.
- The local boats used in this excursion are generally quite small, so there is a risk that participants will get wet.
- To participate in this excursion you must be able to swim.
- The colour of the water, and visibility, may vary depending on the weather.
- Don't forget to bring swimwear, a towel, sunglasses and sun cream.
- We recommend wearing appropriate sportswear and suitable shoes with non-slip soles for the walk around Antanambe.
- We also advise participants to bring a snorkelling mask and flippers to best appreciate the colourful underwater plants and animals.
- This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.
- Places on this excursion are limited. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.
- The itinerary may be subject to change.