Tsara Komba Lodge
is located in the Nosy Be
area in the Northern
region of Madagascar
Situated on the southern end of the relatively peaceful island of Nosy Komba, just south of the island of Nosy Be, this lodge is pleasantly off the beaten track and removed from the mass market tourism over there. It is a blissfully peaceful spot on a lovely beach and backed by protected forests.
It is a high quality lodge, centred on a very nice main building under thatch, with lounge and dining areas leading out to broad decks, stepping down to the beach, all with wonderful views across to the mainland.
Guest accommodation is in just eight very nice suites, tucked away amongst the tropical forest, with large lounge, bedroom and bathrooms spaces under thatch. Six of these are Ocean View Lodges with space for two adults and an additional child bed, plus two Ocean View Suites with 25% more floor area and space for two child beds.
Activities include snorkelling, diving, sailing and windsurfing. Motorboat trips are possible to remote locations including the islands of Tanikely and Mitsio, as well as the Baie des Russus, which are renowned for dolphins, whale sharks, humpback whales, manta rays and turtles. On Iranja, Sakatia, Kisimany and Mamoko islands there are volcanic craters, waterfalls and giant tortoises. Forest walks and village walks on the island around the lodge provide opportunities to meet the local people and chances of encounters with some of the local endemic wildlife, including black lemurs (some of which are habituated), chameleons and birds. Spa treatments are also available.
The lodge also does a lot of work with the local communities and conservation in the area, promoting social responsibility, employing people from local villages and providing training and health funds.
Access is usually by motorboat from the island of Nosy Be or the mainland port of Ankify, both of which take around twenty minutes. There is no road access to this location. The usual stay duration is 3 to 7 nights.
The main potential downsides at Tsara Komba Lodge are the difficulty of access, the shortage of availability and the outdoorsy nature of the activities.