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Nosy Ambariovato

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4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
A 30 minute boat ride from Hell-Ville
When to go
From April to October (dry season), hurricane risk from end of December to mid-April

Reviews of Nosy Ambariovato

Julie Sabatier Seasoned Traveller
73 written opinions

Peacefulness and simplicity are the strong points of Nosy Komba . Indeed, this volcanic island that is 5 miles in diameter has neither electricity nor roads. It tempts you to live the local and traditional way, giving you a pleasant rest during your stay on the Red Island . It is also called Nosy Ambariovato which means "island surrounded by rocks".

My review

Starting out from the village of Ampangorina, to go to the island's summit at 1990 ft, you will come across Madagascar's oldest Ylang-Ylang plantations . The forest is host to 188 floral species, 70 of which are medicinal plants used by the islanders. At its heart, mountain springs give rise to beautiful cascades and natural pools. Macaco lemurs, whose females give birth to their young towards the month of August, live here.

Nosy Komba is also a very good diving spot where you might come across turtles, ray fish, humpback dolphins or whales from July to November. As for handicrafts, you will appreciate the tablecloths made of a natural cotton cloth called gora, hand embroidered by the women of the island, or the construction of canoes that can be over 4 yards in length.

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