PERFUMED ISLAND & LOKOBE
Upon arrival in Nosy Be have your luggage taken care of by your Pelorus guide while you climb onto a quad bike. Explore this volcanic ‘Perfumed Island’ famous for its spices, and see sacred lakes before weaving through ylang-ylang plantations.
Hike up to the over 1000ft summit of volcanic Mont Passo. Take in the views of the island and its crater lakes, home to Nile crocodiles and fish. While walking through orchid-perfumed fields, learn the intriguing story of the Sakalava people. After your day of discovery, retire to your yacht for the evening.
The next morning, discover the Lokobe Reserve’s treasures alongside an expert naturalist. Amid this lowland rainforest, you’ll spot lemurs, snakes, geckoes, and the elusive panther chameleon. Gather windfall mangos before arriving at the Ambatozvavy fishing village to discover their way of life and contribute to cooking a communal meal. Climb into a traditional Madagascar pirogue canoe and paddle along the coast until you reach an isolated beach for a picnic by candlelight.
MITSIO ISLANDS & SUBMERSIBLE
You’ll awake in the Mitsio Archipelago, the breeze carrying the mews of the nesting frigates, tropics, and brown boobies. Take a SUP or kayak out to see the dolphins, turtles, and rays swimming through the clear seas. Travel north by tender to the legendary Castor Bank for a dogfish spearfishing excursion with local fishermen.
Your yacht will reach the Mozambique Channel’s drop-offs, at which point you’ll board the submersible. In this vast drop-off teeming with marine life, you’ll see pods of humpbacks, grey sharks, and manta rays gliding over the bright coral.
In the morning, dive up to 164ft in the submersible for a shark-spotting adventure, seeing whale sharks as well as some humpbacks typically found here. Nosy Hara is a group of 12 small islands, and you’ll have lunch in this pristine protected area before embarking on a guide-led hike to the Tsingy rock formations.
Reaching the island’s highest point, you’ll have views over the archipelago and your yacht by the sea cliffs. Scale a baobab tree with advice from expert guides for a chance to see sea eagles hunting and find the chameleons that live in the canopy. Come evening, snorkel in the golden light of the sunset looking for manta rays and tuna swimming in the reef.