Madagascar: an ideal tropical destination for nautical leisure activities
As far as nautical activities are concerned, a mass of possibilities can be carried out in Madagascar thanks to an exceptional littoral of more than 5 000 kilometres.
The northwest coast for the sea kayak
The sea kayak appears among the latest nautical activities that the visitors on a trip to Madagascar can practise. Meet at the north-western zone of the island, on Nosy-Be and its surroundings. In this part of Madagascar, a string of islands form a landscape worthy of a postcard mixing a dense, green vegetation with the infinite blue of the ocean. In the Mitsio archipelagos, the Sakatia Island suggests the travellers discover the holidays in Madagascar differently. Depending on the seasons, some first lessons turquoise sea kayak are offered by professional practitioners on nautical leisure activities. In addition to the crossing in a kayak on the turquoise waters all around the island, trekking and excursions are also on the programme.
Surfing in the south-eastern coast
In Madagascar, Fort-Dauphin and its surroundings have the advantage of all the necessary conditions to be appreciated by the surfers in search of sites which are still unexplored and unknown. Located in the far south of the eastern side of Madagascar, Fort-Dauphin and the surrounding area live through the rhythm of the trade winds every year. Thanks to the regular wind, the ocean along the coast generally offers some excellent conditions for the surfing from July to March. From then on, the large swells often appear in various places along the littoral surrounding Fort-Dauphin.
The Libanona and the Baie des Cochons remain the first references for the surfing in Fort-Dauphin. Located near the city, these two spots are interesting with its clear water and its waves which may reach up to two metres. But it is at Vinanibe Lake that the surf lovers will be delighted. Separated from the sea by an expanse of sand bordered with dunes, the site is totally exceptional. Here the waves are suitable for any level of the surfers, either the novices or the hardened ones.
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