About the destination
Situated in the Indian Ocean and separated from Africa by the Mozambique Channel, Madagascar is comprised of a large main island and several smaller island chains.
The fifth largest island in the world after Australia, Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo, this 1,580 km long and 580 km wide island-continent has a surface area of 587,000 km².
Madagascar is a country of varied landscapes. Here you’ll find humid tropical forests, rice fields, white sandy beaches, coral reefs and mountainous high plateaus with red soil.
Due to its isolation from the continent, many plants and animals here are found only in Madagascar. Some 5% of the world’s biodiversity is present in Madagascar and more than 70% of Malagasy biodiversity is endemic, with a high concentration in the Nosy Be archipelago and particularly around Nosy Komba.
Flowers, aromatic plants, exotic trees, baobabs, ylang-ylang, cocoa, vanilla, nutmeg, cloves, coffee and fragrant plants with essential oils all grow here. Major perfume makers and leading cosmetics brands obtain their raw materials here. With its birds, butterflies, chameleons, lemurs, eagles, boa constrictors, whales, dolphins, turtles, whale sharks and manta rays, this nation offers a wonderful opportunity to admire such an outstanding range of incredible species.
Tsara Komba Luxury Beach & Forest Lodge is located on Nosy Komba (Lemur Island), which is the most attractive island in the Nosy Be archipelago off Madagascar’s north-west coast. Nosy Komba is the highest island in the archipelago, peaking at 622m, and is situated off the south coast of Nosy Be, which is 30/40 minutes away by boat and just 15 minutes from the main port.
Nosy Komba is a mysterious Island, a former volcano covered by luxuriant vegetation and including wild creeks, isolated beaches, and outstanding viewing points.
It is home to an extraordinary variety of fauna and flora guaranteed to arouse your curiosity, and which can be simply fascinating to discover.
However, Madagascar is much more than simply an admirable nature reserve. The island’s richness and variety can also be experienced through its popular traditions.
A fascinating country characterized by both Asian and African culture, its diversity and its sense of sharing and hospitality make it synonymous with genuine Malagasy values waiting to be discovered, a land where traditions and customs are still deeply ingrained in its 18 distinct ethnic groups.
The Malagasy people are always busy, always creative and always smiling.
As a sense of sharing and community-spiritedness are essential values for this multi-ethnic population, it’s easy to meet them and to appreciate this aspect of their day-to-day lives as you discover their incredible heritage. Around Nosy Komba, you’ll easily meet colourful characters from the Sakalava tribe and learn more about their traditions, music, dances and arts and crafts. including the woodcarvers and tablecloth embroiderers.
Tsara Komba Luxury Beach & Forest Lodge offers its guests a great opportunity which goes beyond a simple stay:
an incredible journey to the heart of the essential Madagascar.
With discovery the watchword, Madagascar, often called the eighth continent, is without a doubt THE destination for any traveller seeking authenticity.