The island of Nosy Komba, also called the island of Lemurs, is the largest and most populated after Nosy Be with nearly 4,000 inhabitants, it is located just 7 km from Hell Ville (capital of Nosy Be) is about 15 minutes by boat from the port.
Komba, The lemur island
As its name suggests, Nosy Komba is home to lemurs. Its lemurs are under the sign of fady (forbidden local), which makes them “sacred”, or prohibition to hunt them or hinder them in any way (avoid feeding them). The best-represented species in Nosy komba is the Macaco Lemur, which lives in groups of about 20 individuals. It feeds almost exclusively on fruits. The male has black fur while the female, who has her baby tied to the belly, is reddish-brown with lighter hair around her head.
Nosy Komba, it is beautiful hikes of all beauties that offer exceptional views of the surrounding panorama. The bravest will reach its summit (Antaninaomby at 621m) in 5h to 6h and will offer a 360 ° panorama over the entire archipelago of Nosy be and the Malagasy coast for nearly 300km. For what it interests, since 2013 a race / tail is organized every year, the Maki Run.
Where to sleep in Nosy Komba ?
As you can see, beautiful days in perspective. To visit it, departures by boat from the beaches of Madirokely this all morning, often mixed with Nosy Tanikely. You can also sleep a few nights, indeed several hotels are on site. Of course electricity is not there, but a harmony with nature and evenings with wood fires with the stories of residents will fulfill your dreams.