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Tsara Komba

Nosy Komba, Northern Madagascar

Tsara Komba Lodge is an authentic, natural paradise comprising six spacious chalets built in keeping with the local surroundings. Each lodge has a deck overlooking a beautiful beach with the mainland in the distance.

At a Glance

  • Visit the friendly and habituated black lemurs which reside on the island

  • Have a game of solitaire on the lodge's enormous board, each piece made from semi-precious stones

  • Pick up some locally-grown Madagascan vanilla pods - the scent is almost overpowering

  • The lodge is proud of its cuisine, with many ingredients grown in the organic garden on the premises

  • For every stay at Tsara Komba, a tree is planted in the baobab nursery in your name

Adventure, Beach, Honeymoon, Off the beaten track

Insider's View

See if you can spot the island's resident lemurs.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Insider's View

Have a go on the giant solitaire set in the bar - brilliant fun!

Anna Hearn

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Description

Tsara Komba is an intimate and beautifully built lodge on one of the most stunning islands in the Nosy Be archipelago. The island is calm and quiet as there are no roads or tracks and therefore no cars. Built on a steep hillside, the lodge is set in a tropical garden between forest and beach. Nosy Komba is an amazing island to explore. It is actually a former volcano which is today covered by a magnificent primal forest home to all kinds of trees, plants and flowers. Here guests can spot the mischievous black lemurs, the slow yet lively chameleons, not to mention some extraordinarily beautiful birds and butterflies.

Enjoy exploring the nearby beaches, or a visit to the village of Ampangorina where the women embroider tablecloths and the men produce woodcarvings.

The six chalets, which are large in size and come with a veranda overlooking the ocean, are beautifully constructed from traditional materials such as rosewood or sohihy, in shades of brown and subtle, complementary tones. Each chalet boasts a large four-poster bed complete with mosquito net and fan.

The cuisine served in the restaurant blends eastern and western flavors, while fish and fresh local produce take pride of place.

Accommodation

Accommodation is in six Ocean View Lodges nestling in a tropical garden between the forest and the beach, the lodges and the verandas boast an outstanding view across the bay and are just a short distance from the pristine white beach. There are also two Ocean View Suites, larger than the Lodges with a lounge area that can be converted into a second bedroom, ideal for families.

Ocean View Suite

The suite lodges include a bedroom with “Queen Size“ or “King Size” double four-poster bed and a large mosquito net, a huge bathroom and a lounge equipped with two large sofas with mosquito net. Possibility to convert the lounge into a bedroom with 2 single beds taking the maximum number of guests to 4 (ideal for a couple with 2 children).

Ocean View Lodge

The lodges include a bedroom (with “Queen Size“ or “King Size” double four-poster bed and a large mosquito net), a huge bathroom, a fan and a safe.

Possibility to add a single bed, taking the maximum number of guests to 3 per lodge, ideal for a couple with 1 child.

Childcare

Although there are no specific child care facilities, children are most welcome at Tsara Komba. Food and meal times can easily be adjusted to suit younger guests and babysitting can be arranged if required.

Activities

Main activities include scuba-diving and snorkeling and there are a number of trips to the Mitsio archipelago, to the Baie des Russes (Russian Bay), to Kisimany or to Mamoko, to see some amazing sights. Fishing lovers will be spoiled for choice, including sport fishing, troll fishing and bottom fishing. Other activities include beach volleyball, beach racketball, badminton, pirogue/canoe trips, Frisbees and kite flying, all of which can be arranged with the hotel.

Location & Directions

Nosy Komba, Northern Madagascar

Tsara Komba Lodge is situated in the north west of Madagascar, to the south of the island of Nosy Komba (also known as lemur island), 25 minutes away from Nosy Be by boat.

When to go

Any time of year is fine for a visit except from January to March, when heavy rainfall in many areas can make some roads all but impassable, and when there’s a high risk of cyclones in the east and northeast. In general, the best time to travel in most areas is April and October/November. The coolest time to travel anywhere is during the dry season (May to October).

Average maximum temperatures vary from about 30°C in coastal areas (higher in summer) to around 25°C on the hauts plateaux. In Antananarivo and other highland areas, temperatures during winter can drop to 10°C and even lower during the night.

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