An exceptional nature
The landscapes are varied with dense and wild vegetation, a mountain whose summit culminates at 622m, small rivers, islets as well as many small beaches bordered by rocks.
With its volcanic past, humid tropical climate and high level of sunshine, 188 species of tropical plants can be found on the island.
Between the dense forest which covers it and the clear waters which border it, Nosy Komba shelters a multitude of tropical and endemic animal species.
Nosy Komba is one of those places that are home to a diverse and abundant marine life: sea turtles, rays, dolphins, whales, whale sharks…
Questions / Advice
What are the different landscapes of Nosy Komba?
The landscapes of the island are quite varied. The vegetation is dense. Nosy Komba is surrounded by islets and many small beaches lined with rocks. Many small rivers and waterfalls crisscross the mountain.
What are the main plantations in Nosy Komba?
Since a few years, more and more people of Nosy Komba cultivate vanilla. There are also plantations of cocoa, coffee, pepper and also fruit trees.
Do medicinal plants have an important place in local life?
The traditional medicine by the plants occupies a very important place in Nosy Komba as in all Madagascar. The plants are consumed in decoction of leaves, barks, branches or even roots.
Can we see lemurs in Nosy Komba?
Nosy Komba means “the island of lemurs”. It shelters a unique species of lemurs, the maki macaco, which lives in group. It is easy to observe them, whether in the forest, in the villages, or in the Ampangorina natural park.
Can we observe sea turtles in Nosy Komba?
Sea turtles are present all year round and it is common to see a turtle poking its head out of the water to catch its breath, either from a boat or from the beach.