Lemur in Nosy Komba

Taking a lemur tour in Nosy Komba, Madagascar is one of the highlights of a trip to the northern part of the country.

As Nosy Komba is an island, you have to get to the lemur feeding area by boat. All boats pull up to the beach in the main town on Nosy Komba, where there are a few hotels, restaurants, and souvenir shops.

On the main road above the beach, take a left and walk fifty meters or so until you come to some shops with a sign for feeing the lemurs. Pay the entry fee and you’ll be given a local guide to show you how to get to the lemurs. Follow your guide along the trail up the hill through the village.

The lemurs gather on a low branch of a tree, from which you can feed them bananas as they jump on your shoulder to eat. Make sure to not touch the lemurs, as they can bite or scratch and put you at risk of getting rabies.

Enjoy feeding the lemurs in Nosy Komba, then follow your guide on the rest of the tour of the flora and fauna of the island. You will see different types of trees, turtles, snakes, lizards, and other animals before you are guided back down the hill to where you started your lemur tour.

Lemur tours in Nosy Komba take around an hour and cost 2,000 ariary.