Kayak tour Madagascar is an 8-day Kayaking adventure in Madagascar. This African adventure safari in Madagascar is based on a minimum 4 people traveling. This Madagascar tour adventures takes you to some of the best kayaking spots in the country.
About the 8 days Kayak Tour Madagascar
8 days kayak tour Madagascar is designed around more open ocean paddling. It is for those looking for more adventurous Madagascar Kayak trips. This Madagascar kayak tour comes with plenty opportunity. It is for those wanting to trawl a fishing lure behind your kayak.
Turtles and other marine life are often seen while on the 8-day Kayak tour Madagascar. For your safety this route is also supported by a support boat. It is thus suitable for non-paddlers in your group or for those only wanting to paddle certain legs.
The accommodation on this Madagascar Kayak tour is more rustic. The places you will visit on this Madagascar kayaking tour expedition is a bit more off the beaten track.
The kayak team caters for most of your meals. Some breakfasts and lunches will be served on board the support boat. On your first day of the 8-day kayak tour Madagascar, you will go by speed boat to the furthest point. It is from there over the next week paddle and explore you way back to Nosy Be. You will get back to Kayak Madagascar’s base camp on Komba island.
8 Days Madagascar Kayaking Tour Highlights
- Great water life
- Fishing expeditions
- Island hoping
- Beautiful Sceneries
8 Days Kayak Tour Madagascar Itinerary
Day 1: Antananarivo – Nosy Be
Meet and greet upon arrival before you fly into Nosy Be late afternoon. You will be met at the airport by a Kayak Madagascar representative. Enjoy a transfer to Manga Be resort on the south side of Nosy Be island.
Over sundowners the representative will go through this kayak tour Madagascar itinerary. You will get to know the places of interest along your Madagascar kayaking trip. Your dinner and breakfast at your beach resort in Nosy Be.
Day 2: Nosy Be – Baramamay
After breakfast your kayak tour Madagascar boards a speed boat together with your luggage. The destination today on the Madagascar kayaking experience is Ankazaberavina island. You will be on the horizon for some snorkeling.
After snorkeling you continue your journey down the coast. You will be following the mainland to the remote Baramahamay river.
After lunch you paddle up the river a short distance then branch off to explore a mangrove estuary. Sundowners and dinner on the bank of the river.
It is from Baramahamay River site that you will overnight in rustic reed bungalows on the river bank. Shared ablutions.
Day 3: Baramamay – Nosy Iranja
Start your day on Kayak tour Madagascar with breakfast. This is before you proceed to paddle your Madagascar kayaking trip to Iranja island. This paddle is across open ocean and is a distance of 17km.
For your safety and comfort a support boat follows the paddlers. For those who wish not to paddle this stretch or only wish to do part of it are welcome to ride along in the support boat.
Iranja island is postcard picture perfect. It has palm fringed powder fine white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Your accommodation is in rustic “A” frame raffia palm huts on a beautiful south facing beach. Shared ablutions.
Day 4: Nosy Iranja
Because Iranja is such a stunning place it is worth staying an extra day. You will have another night here on your Madagascar kayaking experience. Today your kayak tour Madagascar will go on an exploration tour of the island’s beauty.
Iranja is two islands which are joined by a 1.8km sand spit. The spit is exposed at low tide making it possible to walk from one island to the next. At high tide the spit is covered by water making it two separate islands.
The big island (where you stay) has a small colorful village and a lighthouse on top of the hill. The lighthouse has long since being out of operation but is still in a fair condition.
At times it is possible to walk to the top of the lighthouse where there are stunning panoramic views of the area.
After a beach breakfast under the coconut trees we take a leisurely paddle. This takes you around the island landing on the sand spit for a swim. We porter the kayaks over the sand spit and head back to our beach. There we stop over a small reef and snorkel from the kayaks in calm clear water.
After lunch and a siesta, we take a walk through the village and up to the light house. Sundowners on the beach followed by dinner.
Day 5: Russian bay
Today breakfast on Kayak tour Madagascar is on board the support boat. This is all while you make your way to Antshoa island. This tiny uninhabited island is home to five different species of lemurs.
A guide will show you around the island and call the different lemurs. They are friendly and will come down from the tree top to say hello. After the walk chill on the beach, cool off with a swim. The boat staff will bring a bucket of cold drinks for you on the beach.
Lunch is served on board the support boat. After lunch you set of paddling around the nearby “sugar loaf”. You may take on the lost brother as some call it and down the mainland coast to Russian Bay. A distance of roughly 11km.
We will stop for a refreshment in the bay at the only bar in the area. It’s rustic, set in a beautiful location and worth a stop. Accommodation in Russian Bay is in rustic read bungalows with shared ablutions. Sundowners followed by dinner in the dining area.
Day 6: Lokobe Reserve
Today your Madagascar kayaking trip will be on an early start. Breakfast is once again served on board the support boat. This is as we make our way to Tanihely marine reserve for some of the best snorkelling around.
There is a small old lighthouse (build in 1908) on the top of the island with awesome panoramic views of the area. Lunch is served on board the support boat.
The afternoon “on shore” wind picks up in the early afternoon. This will make the afternoon paddle interesting. The wind and swell will be on the beam turning towards the aft as you approach the south east side of Nosy Be.
Your accommodation while on Kayak tour Madagascar is a rustic tented camp. It is on the edge of Lokobe nature reserve with shared ablutions. Sundowners on the beach around a bomb fire followed by dinner in the dining area.
Day 7: Nosy Komba
After breakfast your kayak tour Madagascar takes a paddle. This is for a short distance to the Ampangorina. This is the main village on Komba island. In the village there are a few local beach bars and restaurants. There are also plenty local handmade crafts on display.
You may also opt for the comfortable South African run guest house a short distance from the village.
Refreshments and lunch are enjoyed at one of the local restaurants on the beach. After lunch a guide will take you to the lemur park above the village followed by craft shopping if you wish. Sundowners at either a local beach bar or in your resort followed by dinner at your resort.
Day 8: Nosy be
After breakfast enjoy your last morning on kayak tour Madagascar at leisure. This is before pick up around mid-morning for a transfer to Hell-Ville on Nosy Be. You will arrive in time to catch your taxi to the airport. If it is a Sunday all the shops will be closed but the market is always open if you’d like to have a last-minute look around.
Thank you and Good bye from Kayak tour Madagascar team. We trust that you enjoyed your stay with us and looking forward to your next visit.
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8 Days Madagascar Kayaking Tour Costs:
What is included in the cost of 8 Days Madagascar Kayaking Tour?
- Kayaks and Paddles
- Guide during the whole tour
- Accommodation booked on bed and breakfast basis
- Park entrance fees and local guide fees
- Speed boat t and all boat fees
8 Days Madagascar Kayaking Tour Price excludes:
- Your lunch, dinner and drinks during the whole tour
- All the domestic flights
- All your international flights
What to Carry on the 8 Days Madagascar Kayaking Tour
- Light and a few heavy clothings for evenings
- Closed, comfortable shoes
- Sun protection like sun cream, hat
- Insect repellent