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Nosy Iranja

Nosy Iranja (Madagascar)

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4 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
Ninety minutes by boat from Nosy Be
When to go
From April to October (dry season), hurricane risk from end of December to mid-April

Reviews of Nosy Iranja

Seasoned Traveller
73 written opinions

A true little sea paradise. That is Nosy Iranja Be and Nosy Iranja Kely in a nutshell, two islands of respectively 200 and 13 hectares connected by a strip of sand visible at low tide.

My review

An excursion near a decommissioned Gustave Eiffel lighthouse offers a fabulous panorama of the ocean and surrounding islands, all in a leafy forest decor.

Turtle Island certainly deserves its name, as it is a place where female turtles come to lay their eggs. It is possible to bivouac on the beach to admire the efforts made by the turtles to lay and bury their eggs in the sand. If you travelling with all the family, the youngest will love it!

With its crystal clear waters, Nosy Iranja is also an ideal place for snorkeling or diving. Don't miss the parade of rays, sunfish, barracudas, starfish and clownfish! Lovers of windsurfing or water skiing will also be delighted - and all within a breathtaking setting.

Nosy Iranja, Madagascar
Seasoned Traveller
193 written opinions

Baramahamay bay is located on the southern tip of Nosy Iranja island , in the warm waters of northern Madagascar.

My suggestion:
If your Madagascar tour brings you this way, “Au bons Crabes” restaurant, run by Josiane and Theophile who also own a few bungalows, is an absolute must. They quite simply serve the best crabs in the area!
My review

Reachable by boat when on a cruise that takes you on a visit of the islands and bays of the area, Baramahamay bay is well-known for its magnificent mangrove swamp which stretches from the mouth of the river of the same name, all the way to the hinterland and shelters a large variety of species of sea birds, bats and crabs.

This is your opportunity to discover the magnificent mangrove trees whose roots are immersed in water and the fauna that they shelter, as well as the small, peaceful village of Ambariomena. 

Fishing boat, Nosy Iranja