Island Hopping by Kayak in Madagascar As Featured in March 2017 Issue of Go! Magazine!

Island Hopping by Kayak in Madagascar As Featured in March 2017 Issue of Go! Magazine!

Island hopping by kayak in Madagascar

Island Hopping by Kayak - Price on Application

Note: This trip can also be done by boat.

Kayak Safaris

An adventure kayaking holiday with a lot more than just kayaking

 Our kayaking safaris are more than just kayaking. There is a lot of exciting extras which the normal traveler visiting Nosy Be area will never get the chance to experience.

We offer 2 exciting all inclusive week long packages.

  • Resort Hopping. (each morning paddle in calm waters to a new resort)
  • Ocean Adventure. (more ocean paddling with more rustic accommodation for the more adventurous)

Take a look at what we offer on our trips.

  • Kayaking in stable crafts in magnificent clean, warm waters.
  • Experiencing marine life from your kayak. Turtles, tropical fish, coral. Sometimes dolphins.
  • Snorkeling.
  • Fishing from your kayak. (bring a rod and some lures and you can trawl behind your kayak)
  • Stay on and visit beautiful islands.
  • Stay in accommodation off the beaten track of normal tourists.
  • Exploring local villages.
  • Interesting walks.
  • Nature walks and Park visits.

We offer 2 different options / routes.

Both are a week long and are fully inclusive. (All accommodation, meals, transfers, park fees, bottled water)

Shorter trips can be arranged (minimum 3 days)

 

*** Our trips can be enjoyed by all ages and all levels of paddlers***

 Routes / options:

1.)  Resort Hopping

2.)  Ocean Adventure

 Resort Hopping:

Each morning after breakfast we paddle to a new resort in generally calm waters.

For the safety of the paddlers a support boat carries the client’s luggage and follows the paddlers.

The support boat has cold refreshments if the clients require.

If the clients are tired or do not wish to paddle that day they can ride along in the support boat. 

Brief Itinerary: (Resorts and places of interest we visit on this route)

Day 1.) Over night at Manga Be resort.

Day 2.) Morning paddle to Tanikely Marine reserve. Snorkeling, beach picnic. Transfer by pirogue to Lokobe rustic tented camp.

Day  3.) Nature walk –Lokobe forest (east) Paddle to Vorana private island. Afternoon at your leisure.

Day 4.) Paddle to Hermitage Hotel on mainland Madagascar. Welcome cocktails. Afternoon walk. Cashew nut trees, sometimes lumers in the wild.

Day 5.) Paddle to the south east side of Nosy Komba. Overnight at Berenice Garden Bungalows. Afternoon at your leisure. Walk to nearby Anjabe village.

Day 6.) A short paddle across to mainland Madagascar. Overnight at Ankify marina. Day excursion to Millot cocoa plantation and essential oil extraction shed. Lunch in Ambanja. Afternoon swimming in front of the resort.

Day 7) Paddle to Ampangorina village on the north of Nosy Komba. Snorkeling along the way. Lunch in a local beach restaurant. Afternoon at your leisure. Local hand craft shopping. Overnight at Illo Village Bungalows. Free WIFI.

Day 8.) Visit lumer park. Mid morning transfer to Hell-Ville.  

Ocean Adventure:

·       On this route the accommodation is more rustic except for the 1st and last night.

·       This route towards the adventurous paddler and is more open ocean paddling.

·       For the safety of the paddlers a support boat which carries the clients luggage and cold refreshments follows the paddlers at all times.

·       If clients don’t wish to paddle then they can ride along on the support boat.  

Brief itinerary: (Resorts and places of interest we visit on this route)

Day 1.) Overnight at les Boucaniers Hotel in Ambataloka, Nosy Be.

Day 2.) Transfer by speed boat to Baramahamay river on mainland Madagascar. Afternoon paddle up the river and into a mangrove estuary.

Day 3.) Paddle to Iranja island. Afternoon walk to the village. Sundowners on the east beach in the village.

Day 4.) Iranja. Paddle around the island. Snorkeling. Afternoon visit the old lighthouse.  Sundowners and watch the sunset on the west beach.

Day 5.)  Transfer by our supply boat to Antshoa island. Visit the lumer park. Paddle to Russian Bay on mainland Madagascar. Overnight.

Day 6.) Transfer by speed boat to Tanikely Marine Reserve. Snorkeling, sightseeing. Afternoon paddle to Lokobe reserve, west. Overnight in a rustic tented camp.

Day 7.) Nature walk. Paddle to Ampangorina village on the north on Nosy Komba. Lunch in a local beach restaurant. Afternoon at your leisure, local handcrafts hopping. Overnight at Illo Village Bungalows. Free WIFI.

Day 8.) Lumer park visit. Mid morning transfer to Hell-Ville

Woman enjoying the beaches of Madagascar

            

Day 4.  A morning paddle to the south side of Nosy Komba takes you to a beach for a rest and refreshments. Once you have relaxed and had a swim continue your journey to Berenice Bungalows. The total distance is 15km.

This bungalow resort is set on a little private beach in amongst wonderful gardens. It is owned and run by a Malagasy lady who together with her late Italian husband built the resort many years ago. There are four en-suite bungalows and a main dining, lounge catering area on the fringe of the beach overlooking Ankify on the mainland.

There is some good snorkeling directly in front of the resort.

  

Ocean Adventure:

·       On this route the accommodation is more rustic except for the 1st and last night.

·       This route towards the adventurous paddler and is more open ocean paddling.

·       For the safety of the paddlers a support boat which carries the clients luggage and          cold refreshments follows the paddlers at all times.

·       If clients don’t wish to paddle then they can ride along on the support boat.  

Brief itinerary: (Resorts and places of interest we visit on this route)

Day 1.) Overnight at les Boucaniers Hotel in Ambataloka, Nosy Be.

Day 2.) Transfer by speed boat to Baramahamay River on mainland Madagascar. Afternoon paddle up the river and into a mangrove estuary.

Day 3.) Paddle to Iranja island. Afternoon walk to the village. Sundowners on the east beach in the village.

Day 4.) Iranja. Paddle around the island. Snorkeling. Afternoon visit the old lighthouse.  Sundowners and watch the sunset on the west beach.

Day 5.)  Transfer by our supply boat to Antshoa island. Visit the Lemur Park. Paddle to Russian Bay on mainland Madagascar. Overnight.

Day 6.) Transfer by speed boat to Tanikely Marine Reserve. Snorkeling, sightseeing. Afternoon paddle to Lokobe reserve, west. Overnight in a rustic tented camp.

Day 7.) Nature walk. Paddle to Ampangorina village on the north on Nosy Komba. Lunch in a local beach restaurant. Afternoon at your leisure, local handcrafts hopping. Overnight at Illo Village Bungalows. Free WIFI.

Day 8.) Lemur Park visit. Mid morning transfer to Hell-Ville

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