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The Blue Maki discovery tour in 5 days - Nosy Be, Tanikely, Russian Bay, Barahamamay, Antsoa, Nosy Kalakajoro, Nosy Iranja

The 5-day discovery tour on the Blue Maki will take you safely along the west coast. Discover the enchanting island of Nosy Be and Tanikely. Russian Bay, which is well worth seeing, and a fantastic breakfast at an ecolodge await you. Our perfectly planned itinerary will take you quickly from stop to stop, leaving you plenty of time to explore all the sites well. Enjoy mangrove forests near the Barahamamay River and the unique sandbar of the Nosy Iranja Islands. Experience authentic glimpses of Madagascar's rich culture while visiting a local school. Your well-being on board is taken care of, as our crew not only prepares fresh meals for you, but also looks after you in questions around the island. Long hours of sunshine on breathtaking sandy beaches and unique scenery by day and night await you. If our land-based tours are not enough for you, you have the option to book kayak tours on site. Snorkel with marine life and discover the most beautiful places on foot on your own. Experience Madagascar from a different side aboard a luxurious sailing ship. Play with lemurs on Antsoa and enjoy traditional cuisine in the open air. We show you the country, culture and people from a different perspective and take you to the most charming places on the island, from volcanic landscapes to turquoise seas. Switch off and experience a unique sailing trip with all-round service.

Day 1: Nosy Be - Nosy Tany Kely - Russian Bay

At 7 am in the morning, our driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the port.

Upon arrival at the marina, you will receive a friendly welcome and a detailed introduction about the planned program, the next destinations and the procedure on board before departure. Punctually before 8 o'clock, the sailing trip starts in the direction of Tanikely.

A 1-hour crossing will take you to the legendary protected marine reserve of Tanikely. The exceptional environment is known for its multilateral biodiversity of marine life. In this outstanding landscape, you can snorkel or kayak surrounded by multicolored fish and sea turtles. A successful start to your discovery tour.

At lunchtime, a delicious, freshly prepared meal awaits you.

Afterwards, you will have plenty of time to relax or take a sightseeing tour to the lighthouse.

At about 14:00 the sailing trip continues. The Blue Maki departs for a 3-hour crossing to Russian Bay. Relax on deck and enjoy the exclusive view aboard your sailing ship.

The first dinner is for relaxing and getting to know each other. Enjoy hearty delicacies for dinner and a fresh breeze of sea air.

Day 2: Russian Bay - Ankazoberavina - Barahamamay

Early in the morning, the captain starts towards Ankazoberavina Ecolodge. The crossing takes only 30 minutes. On site, we offer you a varied breakfast on directly on the Ecolodge. Enjoy the first hours of sun in an environment typical of Madagascar.

Discover the paradise place with a guide or optionally choose to participate in a dive. (The dive is not included in our offer).

Afterwards, a tasty lunch awaits you aboard the Blue Maki.

At 14:00 the boat sets sail again, the next cruise lasts 3 hours. The next destination is Barahamamay. A small tributary which makes its way between exotic mangroves and a primary forest. There you can relax and enjoy the rest of the day.

In the evening, dinner awaits you again aboard the Blue Maki. Enjoy fresh cuisine under the open sky.

Day 3: Barahamamay - Kalakajoro

After an invigorating breakfast, we set off for the small village and visit a traditional school. You will have the opportunity to catch an exclusive glimpse of life in Madagascar. Donations in kind for the school and the students are always welcome. This way you can still do something good for the local people.

After that, a graceful fresh lunch awaits you on the sailing ship.

Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to kayak along the mangrove forest before the Blue Maki departs again at 10am. The next stop is Nosy Kalakajoro, the first island of the Radama archipelago. The crossing will take 3 hours. Enjoy coffee and tea on board or make yourself comfortable in your cabin.

On Nosy Kalakajoro you will find a unique volcanic landscape with typical steep relief. You will also find a former construction site for traditional Dhaus. Enjoy the extraordinary nature and immerse yourself in the beauty of Madagascar.

In the evening you can taste a delicious dinner on board the ship and enjoy the silence of the island.

Day 4: Kalakajoro - Nosy Iranja - Barahamamay

In the early morning hours we leave for the Nosy Iranja islands. The trip there takes about 4 hours. The island actually consists of two parts, which are separated by a white sandbar. Nosy Iranja is anchored at the north-eastern tip of Madagascar. The sandbar is surrounded by clear turquoise water and provides a gorgeous backdrop for photos and swimming.

After anchoring, a trip to the lighthouse and a tour of the island is on the agenda. Enjoy your stay in this paradise environment and go snorkeling or kayaking. Of course you can also just lie on the beach and watch the sea.

After that we will prepare a rich lunch for you on board. At 4pm we will leave for the next 1 hour sailing trip back to Barahamamay. You will have another opportunity to enjoy the view and listen to the sound of the river.

In the evening, a very special meal awaits you. On board the Blue Maki, we will serve you local foie gras accompanied by French champagne. Enjoy the luxurious delicacies while overlooking a fantastic natural scenery.

Day 5: Barahamay - Antsoa - Nosy Be

Dawn of the last day of your sailing trip. The Blue Maki sets sail early in the morning. In just 2 hours you will be heading to the island of Antsoa. This private island is known for the many free-ranging lemurs on site. Feed the cute animals typical of Madagascar and relax with a relaxing walk on white sandy beaches.

For lunch, a fresh meal is again waiting for you with local delicacies.

At around 3 pm the Blue Maki departs and brings you safely back to Nosy Be. At 17:30 you will reach the port of Nosy Be filled with experiences and will be brought back to your hotel by our driver.

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After 10 months of total inactivity, self-employed people in the tourism industry in Madagascar are completely without income. There is no opening of the borders in sight in Madagascar and we are at the beginning of the rainy season, which is the low season, even in normal times. I have started a fundraiser for the guides and drivers I know well. From this money we will buy rice and other essentials and distribute them regularly, if possible, until the resumption of travel activities in April 2021 at the earliest. My special thanks to those who have already donated. I will start buying rice tomorrow and will begin distributing it this week.
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