Nosy Be, Madagascar Cruise Port

Nosy Be, which roughly translates to “big island” in Malagasy is a volcanic island that is located off the Northwest coast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean’s Mozambique Channel. The island was formerly known as Assada in the early 17th century when it was under colonial rule. The island is surrounded by other smaller islets. Nosy Be’s main town is called Andoany and its highest peak is on Mont Lokobe that reaches an altitude of 450 meters. The island is a beautiful place which boasts 11 crater lakes and an array of exotic island wildlife comprising of some unique creatures. Listed below are some of the recommended experiences, attractions, and activities that visitors could enjoy after cruising to Nosy Be, Madagascar:
 
  • Adventurers and nature lovers alike should not miss out on the chance to visit the Lokobe Nature Reserve. It is one of the country’s 5 Strict Nature Reserves. The reserve is home to lemurs and a variety of other wildlife that are endemic to the region.
     
  • Visitors can also partake in some of the whale watching tours that target the waters around Nosy Be. Here, visitors get the chance to spot the very rare Omura’s whale that thrives in the region. The area, due to the presence of the whales, is popular among researchers.
     
  • The island’s diverse fauna and landscape are best explored on foot or while on cycling tours. Visitors should take advantage of the numerous hiking trails on the island that allow for the best exploration opportunities while going through the region’s main attractions.
     
  • The island’s calm waters allow for swimming, and they are also known for harboring very interesting dive sites for scuba diving enthusiasts. Visitors should sign up for these underwater tours that will bring them up close to the region’s marine wildlife and features.
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