Enjoy meeting the locals and being entertained by whimsical lemurs on this delightful tour to nearby Nosy Komba.
Board your local boat from the ship's gangway and cruise across the east coast of Nosy Be to Nosy Komba, passing the verdant Lokobe evergreen forest along the way. Reaching the fishing village of Ampangoriana, you will tender ashore (please note it is a "wet" landing) and then have a bit of time to mingle with the locals and browse for souvenirs. Approximately 500 yards from the village is the Black Lemur Sanctuary, home to Madagascar's most famous residents, the black lemurs. During your visit, you will have the opportunity to observe these lively creatures as they leap from tree to tree. The black lemurs are the males and the brown lemurs the females. Although these animals live in the wild, they are tame enough to be fed with bananas and their capricious behavior will no doubt be fun to watch.
Leaving the sanctuary, you will walk to a nearby snack bar where you will be treated to a light snack while relaxing in the shade of a Tamarind tree and taking in the wonderful views of the Lokobe Reserve and surrounding islands. During your break, the local Sakalava embroiders will give you a demonstration on tablecloth making and the village children will perform a brief folk show for you. Free time will be provided for you to stroll on the beach, shop for souvenirs or perhaps take a dip in the ocean.
At the conclusion of your visit, you will re-board your boat and cruise back to Nosy Be and your awaiting ship.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 1-hour of moderate walking plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns as you must be able to make your own way on and off a small boat. Light weight, casual clothing; a hat; sunglasses; sunscreen; insect repellant and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. Those who wish to swim should wear a swimsuit under their clothing and bring a towel. Any guests who participate in water activities may do so at their own risk and responsibility. While the lemurs are used to interacting with people, guests are reminded that they are still wild animals and their behavior can be unpredictable. Guests should bring along small denominations of Euros or U.S. dollars for any purchases they may wish to make. Wild life sightings are not guaranteed. The transportation used is the best available in this destination; however, it may not be up to the same standards as found in other parts of the world.