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Nosy Be
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Nosy Be

Nosy Be is an island located off the northwest coast of Madagascar. It is a popular tourist destination and an important economic center for the region. The island is known for its beautiful beaches, lush tropical vegetation, and vibrant marine life.

Nosy Be is located about 8 kilometers off the coast of Madagascar and is the largest island in the Nosy Be Archipelago. It has an area of about 270 square kilometers and is home to a population of around 100,000 people. The island is known for its unique volcanic landscape and tropical climate.

Nosy Be has a rich history, with evidence of human habitation dating back to the 7th century. During the 18th century, the island was a trading post for the French East India Company. Later, in the 19th century, the island was used as a base for the French Navy and as a penal colony.

Today, Nosy Be is an important economic center for Madagascar. The island is home to a number of industries, including fishing, agriculture, and tourism. It is also a popular tourist destination, offering activities such as snorkeling, diving, and swimming.

Nosy Be is a beautiful island with a rich history and vibrant culture. It is a popular tourist destination, offering visitors a unique experience that combines stunning natural beauty with a fascinating history.

Excursion tips for a day in Nosy Be

As a tourist in Nosy Be, Madagascar, there are many exciting activities to enjoy on a day trip. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Visit the Lokobe Nature Reserve and explore the lush rainforest, home to many species of wildlife.

2. Soak up the sun on the pristine beaches of Nosy Be.

3. Take a boat tour around the nearby islands and admire the stunning views of the Indian Ocean.

4. Visit the bustling markets of Hell-Ville and experience the vibrant culture of the locals.

5. Enjoy a relaxing day of fishing in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

6. Explore the underwater world and go snorkeling or scuba diving around the coral reefs.

7. Visit the Mont Passot viewpoint and take in the breathtaking views of the island.

8. Go on a guided hike up Mont Lokobe and admire the stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

9. Visit the nearby island of Nosy Iranja and explore the stunning beaches and wildlife.

10. Take a jeep safari and explore the diverse wildlife and landscapes of the region.

Experience Nosy Be with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Nosy Be. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Nosy Be

Nosy Be in Madagascar has a tropical climate, with high temperatures and humidity throughout the year. In the dry season from May to October, temperatures range from 25-30°C and there is very little rainfall. In the wet season from November to April, temperatures are a bit cooler (20-25°C) and there is much more rainfall. The hottest months are January and February, when temperatures can reach up to 35°C. The best time to visit Nosy Be is during the dry season, when the temperatures are more pleasant and there is less chance of rain.

Cruise weather for Nosy Be

Our weather forecast for Nosy Be helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 26.5 °C
min: 24.4 °C
28.8 m/s
27.0 m/s
25.4 %
23.7 m
66.9 %
1,016 hPa
06:10:47
17:35:13
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 26.6 °C
min: 24 °C
22.3 m/s
22.0 m/s
11.0 %
24.1 m
67.9 %
1,015 hPa
06:10:43
17:35:29
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 26.6 °C
min: 24.4 °C
23.8 m/s
22.7 m/s
11.8 %
24.1 m
67.8 %
1,015 hPa
06:10:38
17:35:46
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 26.5 °C
min: 24.7 °C
29.9 m/s
28.8 m/s
76.9 %
24.1 m
71.1 %
1,016 hPa
06:10:32
17:36:02
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 26.1 °C
min: 24.3 °C
21.6 m/s
20.5 m/s
47.4 %
24.1 m
73.6 %
1,016 hPa
06:10:25
17:36:17
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 26.2 °C
min: 24 °C
25.2 m/s
24.5 m/s
32.6 %
23.5 m
72.1 %
1,016 hPa
06:10:18
17:36:33
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 26.3 °C
min: 24.4 °C
29.5 m/s
27.7 m/s
21.5 %
24.1 m
70.8 %
1,016 hPa
06:10:09
17:36:49
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 26.5 °C
min: 24.9 °C
18.7 m/s
18.1 m/s
39.3 %
24.1 m
73.1 %
1,016 hPa
06:10:00
17:37:04
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 26.3 °C
min: 24.2 °C
25.2 m/s
24.8 m/s
9.0 %
24.1 m
73.6 %
1,016 hPa
06:09:50
17:37:19
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 26.0 °C
min: 24.1 °C
27.7 m/s
27.0 m/s
10.8 %
24.0 m
70.4 %
1,018 hPa
06:09:38
17:37:34
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 25.9 °C
min: 23.8 °C
29.9 m/s
27.7 m/s
14.0 %
22.4 m
69.9 %
1,019 hPa
06:09:26
17:37:48
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 25.7 °C
min: 23.9 °C
24.1 m/s
23.8 m/s
31.3 %
24.1 m
67.9 %
1,017 hPa
06:09:13
17:38:02
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 25.8 °C
min: 24 °C
30.2 m/s
29.2 m/s
27.1 %
23.8 m
73.4 %
1,016 hPa
06:08:59
17:38:16

Cruises to Nosy Be

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Scheduled ship calls in Nosy Be, Madagascar
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 18th 2024 Monday, 18th of Nov. 2024 LE DUMONT DURVILLE 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 3rd 2024 Tuesday, 3rd of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Dawn 01:00 pm 09:00 pm
Dec. 8th 2024 Sunday, 8th of Dec. 2024 LE DUMONT DURVILLE 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Dec. 2024 Seven Seas Voyager 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 11th 2024 Wednesday, 11th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Dawn 09:30 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 15th 2024 Sunday, 15th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Sky 01:00 pm 09:00 pm
Dec. 16th 2024 Monday, 16th of Dec. 2024 LE DUMONT DURVILLE 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 18th 2024 Wednesday, 18th of Dec. 2024 MS Riviera 02:00 pm 08:00 pm
Dec. 23rd 2024 Monday, 23rd of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Sky 09:00 am 03:00 pm
Dec. 24th 2024 Tuesday, 24th of Dec. 2024 Silver Spirit 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 2nd 2025 Thursday, 2nd of Jan. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Jan. 8th 2025 Wednesday, 8th of Jan. 2025 LE DUMONT DURVILLE 12:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 1st 2025 Saturday, 1st of Feb. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Feb. 26th 2025 Wednesday, 26th of Feb. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Feb. 28th 2025 Friday, 28th of Feb. 2025 MS Insignia 09:30 am 05:30 pm
Mar. 19th 2025 Wednesday, 19th of Mar. 2025 Silver Spirit 07:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 20th 2025 Thursday, 20th of Mar. 2025 Silver Spirit 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 29th 2025 Tuesday, 29th of Apr. 2025 Norwegian Sky 07:00 am 03:00 pm
May 7th 2025 Wednesday, 7th of May 2025 Norwegian Sky 07:00 am 02:00 pm
May 11th 2025 Sunday, 11th of May 2025 MS Nautica 10:00 am 06:00 pm
May 25th 2025 Sunday, 25th of May 2025 Seven Seas Voyager 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 21st 2025 Friday, 21st of Nov. 2025 AIDAstella 08:00 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Nov. 30th 2025 Sunday, 30th of Nov. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 01:00 pm 09:00 pm
Dec. 3rd 2025 Wednesday, 3rd of Dec. 2025 Seven Seas Navigator 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 5th 2025 Friday, 5th of Dec. 2025 AIDAstella 08:00 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Dec. 8th 2025 Monday, 8th of Dec. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 09:45 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 19th 2025 Friday, 19th of Dec. 2025 AIDAstella 08:00 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jan. 3rd 2026 Saturday, 3rd of Jan. 2026 AIDAstella 08:00 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jan. 3rd 2026 Saturday, 3rd of Jan. 2026 Norwegian Dawn 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jan. 9th 2026 Friday, 9th of Jan. 2026 Norwegian Dawn 09:45 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 11th 2026 Sunday, 11th of Jan. 2026 MS Nautica 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 16th 2026 Friday, 16th of Jan. 2026 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 18th 2026 Sunday, 18th of Jan. 2026 Seven Seas Voyager 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 4th 2026 Wednesday, 4th of Feb. 2026 Norwegian Dawn 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Feb. 6th 2026 Friday, 6th of Feb. 2026 Seven Seas Voyager 06:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 11th 2026 Wednesday, 11th of Feb. 2026 Norwegian Dawn 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Feb. 16th 2026 Monday, 16th of Feb. 2026 Seven Seas Voyager 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Feb. 26th 2026 Thursday, 26th of Feb. 2026 Norwegian Dawn 01:00 pm 09:00 pm
Feb. 28th 2026 Saturday, 28th of Feb. 2026 AIDAstella 08:00 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Mar. 7th 2026 Saturday, 7th of Mar. 2026 Norwegian Dawn 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Mar. 9th 2026 Monday, 9th of Mar. 2026 Seven Seas Voyager 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 29th 2026 Wednesday, 29th of Apr. 2026 Seven Seas Mariner 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 30th 2026 Thursday, 30th of Apr. 2026 Seven Seas Mariner 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 19th 2030 Tuesday, 19th of Mar. 2030 Silver Spirit 07:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 20th 2030 Wednesday, 20th of Mar. 2030 Silver Spirit 12:00 am 06:00 pm

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