To reach Nosy Komba by air, guests must fly into the Fascene International Airport (NOS) on the nearby island of Nosy Be and take a 30-minute taxi ride to Hell-ville (Andoany) harbor. From there, a 35-minute speedboat ride whisks passengers to Nosy Komba. Transportation can be arranged by Tsara Kombo Lodge for $75 per person for the taxi and speedboat ride. Air Austral, Air Madagascar, and Air France, and Airlink run flights to Nosy Be.
Or, Nosy Komba can be reached from mainland Madagascar via 15-minute boat ride from Ankify, which can be arranged for $50 per person.
Nosy Komba is a remote island without roads or banks, and electricity is supplied by solar power and generators. The closest cash machines are in Hell-ville, the main town on the nearby island of Nosy Be, a 35-minute boat ride away. The lodge accepts Visa and Mastercard credit cards, euros, Malagasy ariary (the local currency). Lodge staff speaks Malagasy, French, English, Italian, and Spanish.
Tsara Komba does its best to accommodate those with mobility limitations, but guests should be comfortable with stairs.
A course of malaria prevention medication is recommended. The government of Madagascar requires proof of yellow fever vaccination for visitors arriving from yellow fever-affected countries.
Nosy Komba enjoys sunshine year-round. The island’s micro-climate ensures 320 days of pleasant weather each year, and the water is always warm (typically ranging from 78 to 84°F (26 to 29°C), depending on the season). January – March is considered the rainy season in northwestern Madagascar.
The essentials for a stay at Tsara Komba Luxury Beach & Forest Lodge are comfortable, lightweight clothing for excursions; good shoes for walks and hikes; a bathing suit; protection from the sun; bug spray; and warmer layers for the evening.
Children of all ages are welcome at Tsara Komba Lodge. Kids under three stay free; and discounted rates are available for guests age 16 and under. Food options and meal times can be adjusted to suit younger guests, and babysitting services are available at an additional cost.
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