The lighthouse of Nosy Tanikely

Although Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world with an incredible number of kilometers of coastline, the entire island is home to just a small number of historic lighthouses. One of them is located on the small, paradisiacal island of Nosy Tanikely in northwest Madagascar. The island is now a national park and thus a protected area.

The 10-meter high lighthouse of Nosy Tanikely was built in 1908 and is still one of the oldest lighthouses in Madagascar. The light reaches 57 meters. Only 200 m far it goes up through the small forest of the island, then you stand in front of the old building. A spacious picnic area with stone tables and benches invites you to rest.

Who likes can also go into the lighthouse. Inside you can marvel at the old architecture of the lighthouse – and the old staircase, which instead of steps used to be made of iron rods only. From the lighthouse, you have a fantastic view over the surrounding islands Nosy Be, Nosy Komba and Nosy Faly. Whoever visits Nosy Tanikely should therefore definitely take the few steps to the lighthouse!

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