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The Mount Passot, a volcanic hill

The Mount Passot is one of Nosy Be’s archipelago must-see. Now extinct, the volcano offers an outstanding vantage point on the whole Mozambique channel.The Mount Passot is one of Nosy Be’s archipelago must-see. Now extinct, the volcano offers an outstanding vantage point on the whole Mozambique channel.

Mount Passot

Nosy Be’s peak

Mount Passot’s hill is one of the most visited place in Nosy Be. Its peak is 329 m high and provides a 360° vantage point by its panoramic terrace. The site is known for its astonishing beauty and exceptional biodiversity. It is surrounded by 8 small crater lakes (considered as sacred) and they shelter unique freshwater fishes. This natural belvédère will allow landscapes lovers to enjoy a fantsatic view over the Mozambique channel and thus create unforgettable memories.

Notice to hiking enthusiasts

The site offers many pedestrian circuits to be discovered with or withough a guide. Among them, the Antsamanavaka circuit that will let you see lakes, crocodiles, medicinal plants, teak forests, waterfalls or community reforestation zones.
The Antsidihy circuit is ideal for birdwatching, visiting Sakalava villages, roaming through ylang ylang plantations, etc. The Amparihibe circuit (longer than the others) will allow you to take a walk in the middle of orchids, ylang ylang flowers and Sakalava vestiges.

 

Did you know ?

The Mount Passot is a former volcano. It owes its name to the captin Pierre Passot who was part of the French marine army artillery. Nosy Be’s archipelago was indeed under the protection of the French.

Extreme and historico-cultural trekkin in Amparihibe

Distance : 6 km Circuit
Length : 4 to 5 hours visit
Tourist attractions :

  • High vantage point over the West of the archipelago
  • Orchids alley
  • Discovery of the Sakalava royal heritages
  • Perfume plants : vanilla, ylang ylang and caco
  • Amparahibe sacred lake : landscape, biodiversity and history
  • Transit by the black eye Lake
  • Mount Passot climbing

Difficulty level : Average

Antsahamanavaka forest walk

Distance : 4 km circuit
Length : 2 to 2h30 visit
Tourist attractions :

  • Teck alley and its local uses
  • Mount Passot medicinal plants
  • Antsahamanavaka sacred lake: landscape, biodiversity and history
  • Discovery of the Sakalava everyday life
  • Transit by the sacred waterfall
  • Ecological action : community reforestation

Difficulty level : Easy

Discovering Antsidihy

Distance : 5 km circuit
Length : 3 à 4 heures visit
Tourist attractions :
– The Antsidihy sacred lake : landscape, biodiversity and history
– Birdwatching
– Transit by the sacred lake
– Peace… monkey bridge …
– Sunbathing Crocodiles
– Meeting local people
– Ylang ylang plantation and distillation

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