The Tsara Komba Lodge is a 4-star luxury hotel with a rare and authentic charm, that touts Slow Food cuisine and a commitment to ecology. The preservation of this sublime environment and the community-minded activities being pursued here encourage harmonious sustainable development for the benefit of the local population.
Tucked away in the heart of a breath-taking tropical botanical garden, The Eden Garden, the eight lodges with their terraces and sea views back onto a private wild nature reserve, which is home to endemic plants, lemurs, chameleons, hummingbirds, parrots, vanilla, cocoa and wild pepper. In the bay, the stunningly beautiful undersea depths, the whales, the dolphins and the turtles are further examples of the area’s generous biodiversity. On the island of Nosy Komba, all of your journeys will be on foot, by pirogue (dugout canoe) or by boat as you appreciate the relaxed pace of life of a bygone age.
Their restaurant has a French chef and supports a Slow Food attitude in every way. Food is selected from their organic kitchen garden and their main gardens where they grow fruit, vegetables, herbs and aromatic plants of all kinds. Fresh fish and crustaceans are delivered each day by local fishermen on board their pirogue boats.
Selections include dolphin fish, the yellowfin tuna, the Jack Crevale, the barracuda, the swordfish and the king mackerel, giant freshwater prawns and rock lobsters (according to season). Also, Zebu fillets, creamy risottos, the tender and succulent poultry or the “home made” pasta… Then, there’s sorbets with exotic fruit varieties (soursop, mango, papaya, passion fruit or kaffir lime, etc…).
You can scuba dive or snorkel here or take off for the local Mitsio archipelago, to the Baie des Russes (Russian Bay), to Kisimany or to Mamoko, or other nearby sites. Nosy Komba is an amazing island to explore. It is actually a former volcano which is today covered by a magnificent primal forest home to all kinds of trees, plants and flowers. Here, you can meet the mischievous black lemurs, the slow yet lively chameleons not to mention some extraordinarily beautiful birds and butterflies.