MADAGASCAR 2021 : 28 SEPTEMBER – 5 OCTOBER

SAKATIA LODGE

MANGO BUNGALOW:  from R22 000(non-diver)-R26 500 (diver) pp
Two people sharing a double standard room on a diving or non-diver basis

RAVINALA BUNGALOW: R24 600(non-diver)-R29 000.00 (diver) pp
Two sharing a double standard room on a diving or non-diver basis

MADIRO BUNGALOW: R22 500(non-diver)-R27 000 (diver) pp
Four people sharing two twin/double standard rooms on a diving or non-diver basis

Packages prices include:

-           Economy class flights Johannesburg to Nose Be

-           7 night accommodation as specified above

-           Breakfast and Dinner daily (half board)

-           6 Dives (incl. weights and tanks) if diving

-           Return transfers in Madagascar

-           All departure taxes

PLEASE NOTE: Package price is subject to Euro exchange rate and fluctuating airport taxes.  Price can only be fixed when paid in full.

 Package prices exclude:

-           Items of a personal nature

-           Meals not specified above

-           Any extra dives. Dives can be added there and settled direct with the lodge

-           Visa Fees

  
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This diving lodge is located on the east coast of Nosy Sakatia – a truly unspoilt island off the west coast of Nosy Be.

There are no roads, only footpaths, and some 300 inhabitants.

Transfers:

Picture 068It is a road transfer from the airport in Nosy Be to Chanty Beach on the west coast and then a 10 minute boat trip across to Nosy Sakatia. There is no jetty so passengers to be advised they have to wade through the water to get onto the boat!

ACCOMMODATION DESCRIPTION:

4 x Ravinala Bungalows: Large luxurious bungalow with single or double beds, veranda, sea view, bathroom, shower, separate toilet, fan and sleeper couch.

4 x Mango Bungalows: Comfortable ethnic bungalow with single or double beds, bathroom, shower, toilet, fan and small veranda.

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1 x Madiro  Bungalow: Large double bungalow with one Queen and two single beds, veranda, located right on the beach, bathroom, shower, toilet and fans.

BEACH FRONT VILLAS:

Beach front villas – Both villas are spacious with large verandas – Prices on request

Villa Ranomasy (sleeps 6)  - Three double rooms, all equipped with air conditioning and 24 hours electricity for lights, fans and fridge.  It has a large, private veranda and six private beach chairs right in front of the villa.  At high tide the ocean is only 25 metres away.

The Ranomasy Suite is the most spacious room.   It sleeps a double with an option to make this room into a twin.  There is also an option to place an extra bed for a child under 12 yrs.  The Ranomasy Suite can be booked on its own or with one of the rooms.

Villa Tonga Sao (sleeps 7) - Three bedrooms equipped with 24 hours electricity for lights, fans and fridge.  It has a large, private veranda and six private beach chairs right in front of the villa.  At high tide the ocean is only 25 metres away.

It consists of the master bedroom with double bed.  There is an adjoining room to the master bedroom with two singles.  The third room can sleep 3 people.  In the master bedroom there is an option for an extra bed for a child under 12 yrs.

Comfortable lounge and bar plus separate restaurant facing the sea. Great food, good vibe and excellent diving for beginners and qualified divers.

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FLIGHT INFORMATION

**Flight schedules only get published by the airlines roughly 6 months in advance, **

Flights are 3.5 hours and direct from Johannesburg to Nose Be.

Estimated times:

JNB 09h30 – NOS 14h00

NOS 14h45 – JNB 18h35

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INFORMATION ABOUT MADAGASCAR

Time: 1 hour ahead of South Africa

Electricity: 220V – European two prong plugs

Visas: Visas are requimad by all visitors. They can be obtained on arrival (+-R500). Passport must have a full blank page and be valid for 6 months. 

Health: Malaria prophylactics are essential. Only drink bottled water.

Currency: Cmadit cards are not widely accepted. Change some money into local Ariary at the airport bank on arrival. This can be converted back into hard currency prior to departing Madagascar. SA Rand is not accepted anywhere.

Weather: Temperatures average 24 – 26C along the coast. October and November tend to be the warmest months reaching 33C. Cyclone season is in January to mid-March. It is advisable not to travel to Nosy Be in February/early March – and a lot of the hotels are closed.

Language: Officially French and Malagasy – but English is understood and spoken in the hotels.

More info: Sakatia Lodge is on the island of Sakatia a short boat ride away from Nosy Be.  The diving is stunning, the owners are Jose and Isobella. Isobella does all the catering and the food is exceptional.  Jose and his son Jaques run the lodge and will be diving with us.  You will be made to feel welcome and relaxed from the moment you step off the boat and enjoy your welcome cocktail.

Jacques Cousteau rated Madagascar as his favourite dive site on the planet.

The hotel only accommodates 20 guests at a time and with only 300 people living on the island, you don’t get harassed by the masses, yet it is close enough if you wish to go and sight see on the mainland.  The rooms are all spacious and beautifully decorated in Malagasy style.

Deposits: You will receive updated invoices two weeks prior to the payment dates. The fees paid by you will be calculated at the exchange rate on the day of payment and will be paid over within 5 days of receiving it from you. 

A R2000 pp non-refundable deposit is requimad by the end of October 2020 to confirm numbers.

Payment schedule:
25% of the outstanding amount by the end of January 2021.
25% of the outstanding amount by the end of March 2021.
25% of the outstanding amount by the end of May 2021.
Final payments by the 20 July 2021.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING:
The package price is based on the Euro exchange rate which means that if the rate of exchange changes, we will have to re-calculate the package price and amend prices accordingly. The Package price is only secured once full payment has been received.

We will only be able to secure airline seats once passengers names, ID numbers and deposits have been received (copy of passport to be submitted with deposit).

Passports must be valid for at least six months after entry date.  Visas can be issued on arrival or prior to travelling.  At least one blank page is needed for immigration purposes.