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Nosy Ve

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Nosy Ve, a flat uninhabited and mostly unshaded island, has a history dating to the French who landed here in 1888 prior to conquering the mainland. Some ancient tombs of French settlers can still be seen. In the past the island served as a hiding place for pirates and a slave departure port. The about five kilometres offshore island is sacred for the Vezo people. Each year they sacrifice zebu by traditional rituals.  The island has a long white sand beach and is an the world most southernmost all-year breeding colony of red-tailed tropic-birds, which attracts ornithologists from all over the world most southernmost. There is no accommodation on this island and camping is not allowed here.
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There are some ancient tombs here is no accommodation on Nosy Ve and day camping is not allowed. Day visits can be arranged in the village of Anakao. The best transport is by a vezo Vezo fisherman powered pirogue. Ask anyone in the village. A tax of 2000 Ariary serves as an entrance fee to the island.

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