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Time + Tide unearths its latest destination, adding a remarkable new lodge Tsara Komba to its collection of African properties, coming this July 2024. Joining Miavana by Time + Tide as the brand’s second property in Madagascar, Tsara Komba sits off the northwest coast of Madagascar against the dramatic backdrop of a former volcanic island, just a short boat ride from mainland Nosy Be, where nature, adventure and relaxation meet.

Featuring eight eco-consciously designed suites, each located around the main lodge, the architecture of Tsara Komba has been cleverly designed to blend with the surrounding ocean and jungle, giving a profound connection to the outdoors. Hidden in their own private hilltop space amidst manicured indigenous gardens, each suite features its own unique style, using locally sourced materials such rosewood and Ravinala leaves matched with waxed concrete and warm and sober shades to create a minimalistic yet authentic space. Meanwhile, the furniture and decorative items have been obtained from antique dealers or handmade by local craftsmen, combining the area’s ethnic character and modernity.

Exploring Madagascar From Forest to Reef

A forest to reef safari experience, guests will immerse into Malagasy life with activities that explore the beauty of the nearby islands. From scuba diving and snorkelling out to thriving coral ecosystems, to swimming with whale sharks and watching Humpback whales right from their private terrace. There are also kayaking and sunset boat cruises, as well as fishing excursions ranging from relaxed inshore trips to more adventurous deep-sea outings, all led by guides trained to the same exceptionally high standards as at Time + Tide’s sister properties.

Jungle luxury at Tsara Komba.

On land, guests can explore lush tropical forests on guided nature walks looking out for species such as Macaco lemurs and bright chameleons whilst passing through vanilla and wild pepper plantations. Set within a biodiversity hotspot, Tsara Komba also ensures that every aspect of the guest experience contributes to the conservation of the island’s natural and cultural heritage. Through initiatives such as sourcing fish from local communities and cultivating produce from its own botanical Eden Garden, Time + Tide supports the local economy while providing guests with the authentic experiences, offering a lens into local daily life and a direct connection with the communities.

Geographically and culturally, Madagascar remains one of the most remote, untouched, and interesting places on earth: 80 percent of its wildlife cannot be found anywhere else. A captivating and intriguing island where unknown species continue to be discovered to this day, there is simply nowhere else like it on earth.

For the ultimate bush to beach itinerary, guests can twin Tsara Komba with or one of Time + Tide’s eight remote safari camps in Zambia, or, more locally, can combine with Miavana by Time + Tide, an exclusive private island which sits off the northeast coast of Madagascar just a short helicopter from Nosy Be. Here, Tsara Komba Time + Tide offers an unmatched combination of adventure, authentic experiences, wilderness, and service. It is a 360-degree paradise for those seeking wildlife, cultural connection, and tranquillity.

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