Nosy Komba: Madagascar’s Little Slice of Paradise
Nosy Komba – exploring northern Madagascar with Zegrahm Expeditions
Have you ever considered expanding your bucket list and adding a couple of off-the-beaten track, memorable and stunning destinations? A destination that is perhaps slightly uncommon, but nonetheless exciting and some place that you are unlikely to forget?
Then do consider adding Madagascar to your list!
This month, I got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the northern part of Madagascar with Zegrahm Expeditions. This part of the country is rarely visited by tourists due to slightly more difficult access than the southern tip of the island, where most tourists tend to visit. But surely, a lack of tourists can only be a good thing?
Our first stop was the idyllic Nosy Komba, a little volcanic island off the north west coast of mainland Madagascar. Nosy Komba is an true oasis of tranquility: here there are neither cars, nor electricity.
This island is a small gem of nature, surrounded by brilliant, glistening waters of varying shades of blue. It is well-known for its many playful lemurs and nonchalant chameleons – like most of Madagascar, I suppose; but you will also come across boa constrictors and tortoises, both Aldabra giant tortoises, and little radiated tortoises, endemic to Madagascar. In a nutshell, there are hours of fun to be had with an exciting array of wildlife!
However, the bit of Nosy Komba that particularly stood out for me were the beaches of the softest, perfect yellow sand. Beaches you wish were endless, so that you could walk along the sea for as long as you can, with each step you foot slightly sinking and being enveloped in the pleasant warmth of the sand. And, if you get a little hot in the bright sunshine, then just jump in the refreshing crystal clear waters!
Stay tuned for more posts about my epic trip to Madagascar with Zegrahm Expeditions!