Whales & Whale-Sharks – 5D/4N Extension

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Whales & Whale-Sharks – 5D/4N Extension


  • Nosy Be


  • Mozambique Channel -
  • Thrilling encounters with Humpback whales (July-Sept) at their breeding and calving grounds.
  • Snorkel with Whale Sharks (Sept-Dec) These gentle giants are the world's largest fish, and can reach up to 45 feet long!
  • Explore Nosy Be Island in the Mozambique Channel - One of the richest aquatic biological zones on the planet.
  • Extreme Marine Biodiversity – The waters of Nosy Be are known for Omura's whales, Bryde's whales, Spinner dolphins, Thursiop dolphines, green turtles, vast Coral reefs and more. 

Itinerary at a Glance

  • DAY 1 Tana
  • DAY 2-4 Nosy Be - Humpback whale birthing grounds (July to Sept) or Snorkel with whale sharks (Sept - Dec)
  • DAY 5 Return to Tana

Whales & Whale-Sharks – 5D/4N Extension

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Tana (L,D)

Arrive in Tana from Andasibe or elsewhere, transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 Tana—Nosy Be (B,L,D)

Fly from Tana to Nosy Be, known as the ‘Ile aux Parfums’ (the scented island) for its vanilla and ylang-ylang infused air, Nosy Be has developed into one of the world’s top island paradises, located in the midst of the Mozambique Channel with its incredible profusion of marine life and colorful corals.

Here, in the calm protected waters, Humpback whales breed and give birth to their calves from July to November, with peak numbers sighted July-Sept. Mothers rest in the calm waters of the bay with their curious and playful calves, while males fight to seduce females in a spectacular display.

Then from September to December whale sharks—the world’s largest fish—come to eat in the rich waters of the region. You can don snorkeling gear, slip into the water and swim with these totally harmless giants, who can reach up to 45 feet long! Also in the region throughout the year are Bryde's whales, Omura’s whales, spinner dolphins, Thursiop dolphins, green turtles and a variety of marine wildlife amongst the forest of coral reefs and brilliant white sand beaches.

Day 3 & Day 4 Nosy Be/Whale (B,L,D)

Enjoy 2 full days to discover the exceptional marine life of Nosy Be. Embark on excursions to meet humpback whales (July to September) and participate in collecting observational data for scientific research. From Sept-Dec, snorkel with whale sharks, dolphins and turtles who live in the waters of this tropical paradise. We will snorkel from the boat accompanied by a specialist, to observe the whales and assist in collecting scientific data (identifying specific individuals, behavioral studies, etc.)

Day 5 Nosy Be—Tana (B)

Transfer to Nosy Be airport, fly back to Tana with Air Madagascar regular flight. Connecting flight back to your country.


Madagascar Lodging


Colbert Hotel

An exceptional alliance of the French hotel tradition and Malagasy hospitality, the Colbert Hotel Spa & Casino makes its 4 stars shine at the heart of the capital of Madagascar. Situated in the city center, its privileged location will swamp you with the panoramic views offered on the various monuments of the “cité des Milles”.

Rooms of the Hotel Colbert welcome you in a comfortable and bright atmosphere, offer the perfect combination of simplicity and cordiality. With stunning views stretching from the prominent Queen’s Palace to the Sports Center of the city, all ensures you a pleasant and restful stay.

  • Queen size bed or twin (according to your requests)
  • Reversible air conditioning
  • Flat-screen TV with satellite channels

Free access to the relaxation area (swimming pool, sauna, hammam, gym) during your stay.


Manga Soa Lodge

The Manga Soa Lodge is the luxury and authenticity destination in Nosy Be. Serenity facing the sea, five prestigious lodges, suites, villas, and individual accommodations are surrounded by nature and the long pristine beach of Befefika. The lodge boasts a private, white sand beach with a large coral sand tongue lined with beautiful black rocks, where seat turtles come to lay eggs during the rainy season.

Rooms come with a breath-taking view of the Bay of Befefika and custom shutters designed to allow you to open completely to let the beauty enter your room. Decorated to reflect the cultural mix of Madagascar, the furniture is carved in local sakalavas workshops of Dzamanjary, the second city of Nosy Be. Protected by elegant mosquito netting you will sleep soundly in the queen-size beds as you let the waves rock you to sleep. Each room comes with an adjoining bathroom to respect your privacy and are designed to provide ecologically friendly lighting.


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Choose Your Madagascar Travel Style! Any of our wildlife adventures are also available as fully customizable private trips, honeymoons or family wildlife adventures.
We're Wild for Wildlife...
  • Wildlife expert-led encounters with whales (July-Sept)
  • Snorkel with whale sharks (Sept-Dec)
  • Join biologists or wildlife experts in collecting observational data for scientific research

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