Known as a jewel of the Indian Ocean, Nosy Komba is a verdant island off the northwest coast of Madagascar, formerly known for its lemur populations. Today, the island captivates visitors with its rich tapestry of flora and fauna, encapsulating the diverse beauty of Madagascar’s ecosystems.

Awaken to the scent of tropical blooms and the soft sounds of ocean waves at sunrise, as you prepare for the day’s adventures. During sunset, relax with a drink in hand, surrounded by the vibrant hues of the sky reflecting off the lush landscape. Explore the island’s intricate ecosystem, from its towering trees and exotic plants to the myriad of bird species and kaleidoscope of chameleons.   Nosy Komba’s coastlines and nearby forests are teeming with life, offering glimpses of colourful reptiles, a variety of amphibians, and an array of sea creatures that thrive both in and out of its crystal-clear waters. The flora is equally spectacular, featuring a mix of native and endemic plants that thrive in this unique volcanic soil, creating a paradise that enchants botanists and nature lovers alike. This isolated haven is just a short boat ride from the larger island of Nosy Be, yet it feels worlds apart, offering an escape into nature’s embrace. The island’s unspoiled wilderness and the vibrant ecosystem provide a perfect backdrop for a truly immersive experience in one of the most picturesque settings in the world.

Region information

  • 25km2
  • Easily accessible from Nosy Be
  • Forest to reef safari
  • Range of activities available
  • Central hub in the archipelago known for snorkelling, diving and lemur trekking
  • Diverse ecosystem and unique endemic species

At Tsara Komba, luxury is distinctly personal, travel profoundly impactful, and the commitment to conserving our natural world is unwavering. Embracing Tsara Komba’s established heritage, Time + Tide has seamlessly integrated its values of sustainability and authentic experiences, enhancing the lodge’s legacy without altering its essence. Here, every stay is an opportunity to connect with nature, engage with local cultures, and contribute to the preservation of a truly unique environment.

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Nosy Komba

With its rich tapestry of dense tropical forests and sparkling waters, Tsara Komba is more than just a destination; it’s a portal to an untouched world where nature’s artistry is displayed in full.

Forest to reef safari

Scuba diving expeditions provide access to thriving coral ecosystems, with options available for all skill levels. Snorkelling trips are organised for up-close views of the marine life, including turtles, just off the shores of Nosy Komba. Venture out to swim with whale sharks or watch Humpback whales right from your private terrace, depending on the season.

Daily Village Life

For cultural immersions, village tours provide insights into local daily life, offering a direct connection with the communities .

Forest to reef safari

On land, guests can explore the dense forests on guided nature walks, discovering endemic species and encountering Madagascar’s iconic lemurs up close.

Nosy Komba, Madagascar

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Discover the untouched splendour of Nosy Komba, where lush jungle meets azure seas, inviting you to explore a forest to reef safari with us.

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"The uniqueness of being in a camp with only four safari tents is the ultimate feeling of luxury.  Luwi overlooks a wide open grassland that on my first morning we watched a high speed chase - a pack of Wilddogs on a hunt.  It was exhilarating to watch and sent our heart rates through the sky adding a lot of chatter and laughter once the pack had passed by."
Jessica, Guest Time + Tide Luwi
"The authenticity and remoteness of the seasonal camps will be a special experience that I will long to return to.  There really is no place on earth that you can really escape like you can at the seasonal camps.  Falling asleep at Kakuli to the distant lion roars and waking to the call of the fish eagle - really what a magical walking safari!"
Lara, Guest Time + Tide Kakuli
This is the most magical place you're ever likely to experience. Nestled under a grove of imposing Albida trees, it is clearly favoured by the many elephant who graze on the Albida pods. Their presence adds an incredibly special energy to the camp. 
Charles, Guest at Time + Tide Chongwe Camp
The lodge is stunning and all the staff are utterly wonderful. The views from the lodge are outstanding, lovely Liuwa wilderness. My bedroom was incredibly comfortable, very stylish, hitting a difficult combination of minimalist yet luxury. Incredibly comfortable bed and many relaxing areas to rest. 
Mandy, Guest at Time + Tide King Lewanika
Our family had the most joyful time at Chongwe, really everything was perfect and every detail taken care of. The team ensured we had the best time at every activity (even tiger fishing!). We felt privileged to spend a few days here and look forward to returning.
Richard, Guest at Time + Tide Chongwe
"Thank you for embracing the unique culture of Barotseland through storytelling, song, dance, drums and the marimba - this is a jewel in the necklace of the African Parks managed conservation areas we are visiting across Africa - much appreciated."
Kingsley Holgate, Guest at Time + Tide King Lewanika
Chinzombo is a stunning lodge in a beautiful location of the South Luangwa. The rooms are luxurious and spacious, with a deck and plunge pool overlooking the Luangwa River. There is always an abundance of wildlife around the rooms, we had a banded mongoose, bushbuck, elephants and hippo's - just to name a few.
Michael, Guest at Time + Tide Chinzombo