Nosy Be holidays trip to the island off Madagascar

andilana beach nosy-be
andilana beach nosy-be

Holiday in Nosy Be, where it is, geological characteristics, climatic conditions, land and islands, cities, landscapes and characteristics of the coast.

Information travels Nosy Be

Nosy Be is an island located just off the northwest coast of Madagascar, in the Mozambique Channel and belonging to the province of Antsiranana. It is a volcanic island that is spread over an area of ​​about 300 square km, where the mountain Lokobe, with its 450 meters above sea level, is the highest point.

The economy of the island of Nosy Be focuses mainly on tourism and agriculture, especially with crops of coffee, cocoa, vanilla and cinnamon. The climate of Nosy Be promotes tourism with an annual average of 27 degrees and low humidity percentages.

The Massif Tsaratanana exercises a function of shelter to the island from the strong northerly winds that characterize the entire Madagascar in August, while the waters of the Mozambique Channel have a high enough temperature to define them warm throughout the year.

In the summer period, which includes the months of December, January and February and March, the humidity is higher than other times of the year due to the rainy night and the intense heat that characterizes the daylight hours; also not uncommon phenomenon of cyclones.

Island houses the nature reserve of Lokobe with the function to preserve what’s left of the tropical rain forest that once covered much of the island.

Around Nosy Be are other smaller islands, some of which are well-organized from the point of view of tourism, including Nosy Komba, Nosy Mitsio, Nosy Sakatia, Skate, islands Radama and Nosy Iranja. Andoany is the capital city of the island.

The eleven volcanic lakes present represent an important source of water needed for coltivazionni and survival of crocodiles.

As for the landscape it is very diverse and dominated by large hills and low mountains, including the already mentioned Lokobe and Mount Passot. Along the coast, which is indented, there are numerous bays and coves.