Enjoy a Catamaran Holiday in Madagascar


Road Travel is offering an Amazing Package for a Live-Aboard Yacht Charter which includes return airfares ex Johannesburg on Air Madagascar, 7 nights on Yacht Bossi or Calypso, Full board, use of fishing tackle, snorkelling gear, etc. whilst on the yacht as well as return airport transfers from and to Nosy Be.  We invite you to leave your cares behind and join us on a live-aboard safari to explore the Islands of the Nosy Be Archipelago in Madagascar.  This is an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy a holiday you’ll never forget.  This sailing, diving and fishing adventure offer you a one-of-kind opportunity for a vacation filled with excitement, adventure, relaxation and spectacular sightseeing.  The only dull moment will be when the warmth of the breeze and the sound of the lapping sea drown away the cares of life.  From lazing on white, sandy beaches to exploring the depths of the crystal clear ocean, your experience is sure to rejuvenate, refresh and re-ignite your enthusiasm for life.


Madagascar is a sparsely populated island located 250 miles off the eastern coast of Africa, just south of the equator.  At 1580 km (1000 miles) wide, Madagascar is the world’s fourth largest island.  A nature-lover’s paradise, Madagascar is filled with rich and fascinating opportunities for exploration.  Her mountains, rain forests, river valleys, coastal plains, grasslands, caverns and deserts offer a wealth of diversity and wonder.  Among its natural resources, Madagascar is home to nine-tenths of the world’s lemur species.  It is also considered to be a prime spot for serious bird watchers. With more than 10 000 varieties of plants, this tropical paradise is blanketed with one of the richest collections of flora in the world, including 1 000 different species of orchids and 6 different species of baobab trees.  Once a French colony, Madagascar was granted its political independence in 1958.  The official language is Malagasy, which is a synthesis of Indonesian, African and Arabic elements.  French is also widely spoken throughout Madagascar.


Nosy Be, a tropical island off the northwest coast of Madagascar boasts miles of finest white sand beaches.  The most popular beaches, Madirokely and Ambatoloaka, begin approximately ten kilometres west of Hell-Ville the capital of the island.  North of Madirokely and Ambatoloaka are a number of other attractive beaches including Andilana and Belle-Vue.  A number of smaller yet equally attractive islands are located in the vicinity of Nosy Be.


Yacht Bossi’s large spacious deck and living quarters, well equipped galley and wide range of onboard activities, provide an ideal live-aboard option to young and old.  She easily accommodates 8 guests in 4 double cabins, 2 of which are en-suite.  Additional guests can be accommodated in bunk beds.  Bossi’s main saloon is spacious and offers comfortable seating for 6 adults.  Her large cockpit area under an awning provides another gathering point where hours can be spent relaxing.  Her large almost flat deck offers guests ample space to relax and enjoy available activities, tanning, fishing, playing, etc.  For on board entertainment there are CD’s, DVD’s, books and games.  Your full time 5 star chef man’s the galley with 2 fridges, 1 freezer, stove and double sink. The crew consists of a host/dive leader, skipper and chef.


Calypso, one of the finest examples of the Dean 400 Catamaran, offers unforgettable holiday charters in Nosy Be, Madagascar, one of the few unspoiled diving and fishing areas left on the planet.  Due to the spacious living conditions, well designed furnishings and the tall head room this catamaran is perfect for chartering and for extended cruising.  The interior is very well laid out and elegantly decorated.  The outside of the vessel is well maintained and excellently equipped to make your sailing experience enjoyable.  Yacht Calypso’s large spacious deck and living quarters, well equipped galley and wide range of onboard activities, provide an ideal live-aboard option.  She also accommodates 8 guests in 4 double cabins, 2 of which are en-suite.  Calypso’s main saloon is spacious and offers comfortable seating for 6 adults.  Her large cockpit area under an awning provides another gathering point where hours can be spent relaxing.  Her large almost flat deck offers guests ample space to relax and enjoy available activities, tanning, fishing, playing, etc.  Your full time Malagasy chef man’s the galley with 2 fridges, 1 freezer, stove and double sink.  The crew also consists of a host/dive leader, skipper and chef.

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