Silversea Expedition Cruises To NOSY KOMBA ISLAND

Ring-Tailed Lemur

If you have ever wanted to go to somewhere that is remote and exotic, then you have come to the right place. The two right places in fact, as the islands of Nosy Be and Nosy Komba offer a chance to revel in nature that is uncommon, even in the Indian Ocean. There is a saying in Madagascar “same, same but different” and nothing could be more illustrative when describing Nosy Be and Nosy Komba. View more

Both feature fertile forests sheltering endemic species but while Nosy Be (meaning Big Island) attracts holiday makers in search of a rustic, unhurried destination, Nosy Komba literally translates as Lemur Island, leaving nothing to the imagination when considering its main attractions. The aforementioned forests are without a doubt the jewel in both the islands’ crowns. The heady scent of ylang-ylang trees, vanilla and pepper gave Madagascar its moniker of the perfumed isle, and exports of spices and scents continue to be a pivotal part of the island’s economy. The island is essentially French speaking, after the queen of the Boina Sakalava tribe called upon the French from the nearby Reunion (thus inviting colonial rule) in 1841. If making the 20-minute boat trip to Nosy Komba (actual name Nosy Ambariovato) and the lemur park, then be prepared to be enchanted. The arboreal primates, with their enormous eyes, soft fur and long curling tails are both charismatic and friendly. Add cheeky to the list too, especially if you have any fruit in your hands. They’ll jump right out of the trees and take it from you.

An Introduction to Silversea Expeditions

“Voyage of a lifetime” does not even begin to describe a Silversea Expedition experience. Imagine the comfort and intimacy of our ships, coupled with the most intriguing, far-flung destinations on earth. With over 590 destinations on all 7 continents, this is expedition cruising at its finest. Our uniquely curated itineraries with excursions adapted to individual ability and interest cater to all, while our knowledgeable and enthusiastic experts lead the way. Butler service, highest crew to guest ration in the industry and all-inclusivity make a Silversea Expedition cruise like nothing you have ever experienced.

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CAPE TOWN To ZANZIBAR
  • Departure
    Mar 29 2022
  • Duration
    18 Days
  • Ship
    Silver Explorer
From US$ 17,730
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Excursions in NOSY KOMBA ISLAND

Nosy Be Golf Club

Head out from Nosy Be in a tour vehicle and travel the west coast to between Dzamandzar and Bemoko to reach the Nosy Be Golf Course, approx. 45 mins to an hour from the cruise port.

Nosy Be Golf is a fairly young course, located on a hilly terrain near the coast which offers spectacular panoramas on Nosy-Be, the sea and the surrounding islands. It can be described as a Tropical Links where the wind often influences the Golf game. Both beginners and experienced players will love the wide fairways and playable rough. A truly wonderful course for a Golf vacation!

After 9 holes, join the locals for a refreshment in the Club House and then head back through Hellville and to the cruise port.

Nosy Komba and Nosy Tanikely

Indulge your senses with the tropical wildlife and undersea beauty of Madagascar during this panoramic, full-day sightseeing and snorkelling excursion with lunch.


Nosy Be, Speedboat-Ride, Nosy Komba, Fisherman's Village, Black Lemur Sanctuary

Depart the pier aboard a speedboat for the scenic, approximately 40-minute ride to Nosy Komba. En route, cross the east coast of Nose Be along the Lokobe Evergreen Forest. Upon arrival at Ampangoriana Village, the capital of Nosy Komba, take a guided stroll through the fisherman's village, which is famous for its arts and sakalava scene, and meet some of the friendly locals.


Black Lemur Sanctuary, Lemur-Viewing and Feeding

Next, a guided visit is made at the Black Lemur Sanctuary. Here, females are brown and males are black, and they live in the wild. During your tour, observe the animals climbing and resting in the trees. They are quite friendly, and sometimes jump onto visitors' arms or shoulders. Bananas are available so you can feed the lemurs. The animals are under the protection of the villagers as a tourist attraction, and provide a great deal of support to local economy of the island and its surrounds.


Tanikely Marine Reserve, Underwater Park, Coral Reefs, Colourful Fish, Sea Turtles

Leaving the Black Lemur Sanctuary, embark your speedboat and head to the Nosy Tanikely Marine Reserve, a small island famous for its crystal-clear water and coral reefs. The Underwater Park here is a splendid aquarium where an abundance of colourful fish, including parrot fish, angelfish, marlin and sea turtles, co-exist peacefully.


Snorkelling, Coral Beds, Tropical Fish, Marine Life, Swimming, Beachcombing, Seafood Lunch

Upon arrival and after a wet landing, approximately 80 minutes of free time is made available here to enjoy the island at your leisure. During a guided snorkelling session, explore the coral beds, tropical fish and marine life that thrive in this undersea paradise. You may also take a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters and stroll along the beautiful beach, or simply relax with a cool, refreshing beverage whilst soaking up the warm, tropical sun. A seafood buffet lunch is served on the beach. Following your visit, embark the speedboat and commence the approximately 30-minute ride back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 547 yards (500 metres), at times over uneven, natural and sandy surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to embark/disembark the boat and manoeuvre in/out of the boat, and wet landings at Nosy Komba and Nosy Tanikely. This tour is recommended for guests that are in good physical condition, and can swim in water too deep too stand. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guest with neck and/or back problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to seasickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach or water shoes, and bring sun protection, a towel and change of clothing from the ship. Guests wishing to snorkel are invited to bring their own snorkelling equipment; snorkelling equipment is provided for guests who do not have snorkelling equipment, but must be requested at least 48 hours in advance at the on board Shore Concierge Desk. Waterproof cameras are highly recommended. Water and soft drinks are provided; alcoholic beverages are at the expense of each guest. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. Although frequently encountered on this type of tour, fish and marine life sightings are not guaranteed. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions.

Pearls International Golf Course Nosy Be

Experience a relaxing round of golf at the spectacular Pearls International Golf Course during this panoramic, full-day golfing excursion with lunch.


Nosy Be, Pearls International Golf Course, Woodlands, River, First Nine Holes of Golf

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive inland and northward to the beautiful Pearls International Golf Course Nosy Be. Designed in 2015 and home to the Indian Ocean Golf Trophy tournament, this approximately 7,655-yard (about 7,000-metre), Par 72 golf course is nestled in a pleasant, wooded and partially-undulating layout, and traversed by a small river. Upon arrival, change into your golf attire and begin your morning round of golf.


Aperitif, Free Time at Leisure, Clubhouse, Lunch, Back-Nine Holes of Golf

At the end of the 9th-hole, return to the clubhouse for an aperitif and some free time at your leisure, which includes use of the club's onsite pool, tennis court and/or fitness room. Afterward, proceed for lunch at the restaurant in the Clubhouse. After lunch, return to the course and begin play on the back-nine. At the conclusion of your Pearls International golfing experience, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking and standing, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. This golfing excursion includes private transfers between the pier and the course, and cart rental. The course is Par 72, and suggested for average-to-experienced golfers. Club rental is not included; payment can be made to the club directly; please specify at the on board Shore Concierge Desk if you need left-or-right-handed clubs. Guests are suggested to wear tailored trousers or Bermuda-length shorts/skirts with a collared shirt, socks and soft-spike golfing shoes, and bring sun protection from the ship. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Nosy Be at your leisure during a half-day (4 Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Nosy Be at your leisure during a half-day (4 Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Tanikely Snorkel & Beach Escape

Explore the spectacular Underwater Park at the Nosy Tanikely Marine Reserve during this half-day, swimming and snorkelling excursion via speedboat.


Nosy Be, Speedboat-Ride, Nosy Tanikely Marine Reserve, Underwater Park

Depart the pier aboard a speedboat for the scenic, approximately 30-minute ride to the Nosy Tanikely Marine Reserve, a small island famous for its coral reef and white-sand beach. The Underwater Park here is a splendid aquarium where an abundance of colourful fish and marine life, including parrot fish, angelfish, marlin and sea turtles, co-exist peacefully.


Snorkelling, Coral Beds, Tropical Fish, Marine Life, Swimming, Beachcombing, Channel, Africa

Upon arrival and after a wet landing, approximately 2.5 hours of free time is made available here for swimming, snorkelling and relaxing at your leisure. During a guided snorkelling session, explore the coral beds, tropical fish and marine life that thrive in this undersea paradise. You may also take a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters, stroll along the beautiful beach, take in splendid views of the Mozambique Channel and continent of Africa, and/or simply relax with a cool, refreshing beverage whilst soaking up the warm, tropical sun. At the conclusion of your visit, embark the speedboat and commence the approximately 30-minute ride back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 547 yards (500 metres), at times over uneven, natural and sandy surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to embark/disembark the boat and manoeuvre in/out of the boat, and a wet landing at Nosy Tanikely. This tour is recommended for guests that are in good physical condition, and can swim in water too deep too stand. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guest with neck and/or back problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to seasickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach or water shoes, and bring sun protection, a towel and change of clothing from the ship. Guests wishing to snorkel are invited to bring their own snorkelling equipment; snorkelling equipment is provided for guests who do not have snorkelling equipment, but must be requested at least 48 hours in advance at the on board Shore Concierge Desk. Waterproof cameras are highly recommended. Water and soft drinks are provided; alcoholic beverages are at the expense of each guest. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. Although frequently encountered on this type of tour, fish and marine life sightings are not guaranteed. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions.

An Introduction to Silversea Expeditions

“Voyage of a lifetime” does not even begin to describe a Silversea Expedition experience. Imagine the comfort and intimacy of our ships, coupled with the most intriguing, far-flung destinations on earth. With over 590 destinations on all 7 continents, this is expedition cruising at its finest. Our uniquely curated itineraries with excursions adapted to individual ability and interest cater to all, while our knowledgeable and enthusiastic experts lead the way. Butler service, highest crew to guest ration in the industry and all-inclusivity make a Silversea Expedition cruise like nothing you have ever experienced.