Boraha Village MIDOn the east side of the island lies Boraha Village, a small hotel comprising nine simple but tasteful sea-facing bungalows. The restaurant also faces the water and specializes in shellfi sh. There is no beach, but a long jetty gives access to the clear waters of the lagoon for swimmers.Nosy Be Off the north-west coast, Nosy Be is renowned for the production of ylang-ylang and the heady scent of the blossom fi lls the air. More developed for coastal tourism than other areas in Madagascar, the island has attractions for everyone; quiet secluded beaches, vibrant night life, intimate wildlife watching, comfortable accommodation and wonderful cuisine. It is also a major centre for deep-sea fi shing and scuba diving. Vanilla Hotel MIDThe Vanilla Hotel is pleasantly located by the sea, on the north-western coast of Nosy Be across from the island of Nosy Sakatia. Each of its 41 air-conditioned bedrooms is tastefully decorated and opens onto a terrace with a magnifi cent view across the tropical gardens to the sea. Nosy Mitsio The archipelago of Nosy Mitsio, is a collection of ten or more islands that lie 70 kilometres north of Nosy Be and are reachable only by boat. The main island of La Grande Mitsio is surrounded by many smaller islands. Tsarabanjina is especially beautiful being fringed by pure white beaches lapped by crystal blue waters. The surrounding reefs harbour a wealth of marine life including turtles, rays and a myriad of colourful fi sh. There are also important seabird colonies with large numbers of nesting frigate birds, tropic birds and brown boobies.L'Hotel Tsarabanjina MIDFew places match the solitude and tranquillity of Tsarabanjina. This is the place to live out your 'Robinson Crusoe' fantasies! The island covers a mere 22 hectares into which is set a collection of 18 beautiful wooden chalets all located by the beach. The ambience is attentive but laid back and days are spent snorkelling, scuba diving, sea-kayaking or simply relaxing.Nosy Iranja About 50 kilometres south-west of Nosy Be and off the Ampasindava Peninsula, Nosy Iranja actually splits into two islands at high tide, Iranja Komba and Iranga Kely, but at low tide the two are joined together by a long white sandbank. These islands provide important breeding beaches for nesting hawksbill turtles and work is in progress to safeguard and monitor their populations.Nosy Iranja Hotel HIGHSituated on Iranja Kely, this refurbished property is now one of Madagascar's most sought-after boutique hotels. Arranged sympathetically along the shore are 29 luxurious wooden rooms that ooze quality and class. Each has its own sea view.Or visit us on the web www.wildlifeworldwide.com55SUGGESTED ITINERARYDay 1 Depart UK for Antananarivo Day 2 Montagne d'Ambre National Park, 2-nights, Nature Lodge. Explore the forest, craters and lakes of Ambre Mountain (BD) Day 4 Marojejy, 3-nights, camping. Look for lemurs, reptiles, amphibians and birds (BLD) Day 7 Sambava, 1-night, Hotel Las Palmas (BD) Day 8 Andasibe-Mantadia, 3-nights, Vakona Forest Lodge. One of the highlights here will be the call of the Indri indri - an eerie cry that you will remember forever! (BD) Day 11 Antananarivo, 1-night, Le Pavillion de l'Emyrne. Arrive late afternoon to the comfort of this wonderful hotel (B) Day 12 Berenty, 2-nights, Berenty Lodge. Madagascar harrier hawks and sooty falcon are possibilities here as well as lemurs (BD) Day 14 Depart Antananarivo for the UK (B) Day 15 Arrive UKENDANGERED SIFAKAS & SPINY FORESTSThis is a unique safari taking in the very best but least visited parts of Madagascar, peppered with a couple of our favourite destinations - namely Andasibe-Mantadia and Berenty. TAILOR-MADEDeparture dates Daily, throughout the yearCost per person From £3485 (Jan - Mar), £3655 (Apr - Jun, Sep - Oct), £4050 (Jul - Aug) What's included Flights, transfers, meals as indicated, twelve nights hotel accommodation, guided activities (there may be a supplement for an English-speaking guide)Fact!Nosy Komba is famous for its population of very tame black lemurs that are considered sacred by the local people. The island is very popular, so expect company! AFRICA | MADAGASCAR
East AfricaEast Africa is the classic 'Out of Africa' safari experience; a picture perfect scene of endless grassy plains teeming with game and dotted with umbrella-like acacia trees. There are spectacular parks in Tanzania and Kenya, mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in the forests of Uganda and the gelada baboons of - Ethiopia.