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Do you have a large family or group of friends that you would like to travel? Does your company want to run its own set of branded series tours? The NDAO-i-Travel tailormade services and charter team can do organize all of this for you, and more! Whether it be in an air-conditioned bus, a minivan or a 4 x 4 vehicle, we will tailor a tour for you to ensure that your dream holiday takes in everything you're expecting from it.

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Whale watching at Nosy Be
(July to September)

Every year between June and November more than 7000 humpback whales migrate from the Antarctic to the waters of Madagascar to breed and calve. Whale watching in Madagascar is a really special experience for anyone with an iota of interest in sea-life, and wildlife in general. During the mating season the male will put on dramatic displays of physical dominance and acrobatic stunts to vie for the attention of the females making for a truly awe-inspiring experience for spectators.

This year, the first whales arrived in Nosy Be area were observed around July 20, 2017. In 2016 whales arrived a little late compared to the past seasons, around 12 August 2016.

The government of Madagascar has put in place regulations to ensure that the whales are not disturbed or stressed by boats in the area. As a result most trips are hosted by experienced guides with a wealth of specialist knowledge.

One of the most amazing experiences for visiting whale watchers can be listening to the male’s unique whale song, one of the most complex vocal displays in the animal kingdom, via an on-board hydrophone.

ENJOY THIS... whale watching at Nosy Be:

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We together with our partner «Ulysse Explorer» organize boat excursions daily for “whales watching”. We spot them and draw near without disturbing groups of whales, in general females with their calves. We will outdo them and at 100 m we will shut off engines.

At this point, they will come to our encounter, curious, letting us get rather close to watch and to take photographs. Fortunate observers may hear their “call”, which is sent over long distances, and submerge underwater with them to observe and take them in photo. When a group moves away, we will leave to look for some others, to come closer and to continue the wonderment…

Between October and January it is possible to spot Balaenoptera acutorostrata: spanning a length of some 8-10 m, it weighs up to 9 tons. It is a splendid specie that is among those hunted by Japanese, Norwegians and Icelandics. They catch one hundred of it a year to do “some studies”…

It weighs as much as 30 tons; its mouth can be up to 1.5 m wide and its skin can have 10 cm thick. It’s the whale shark, Rhincodon typus. Despite the misleading reference, it is a shark – whose name highlights its big dimensions and its physiology looking like those of whales, but eats plankton and small fish as two other unique species: the Megachasma pelagios, a very rare shark seen only during 9 episodes in 1976, and the cetorino, elephant shark. The whale shark lives in Nosy Be and it won’t be difficult to spot it during journeys on boat. When it is possible, we will slide into deep to inspect and to take photos.

…and there are also bottle-nosed dolphins, stenella and tursiopes greeting us regularly during our journeys on a boat.

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