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Nosy Ve

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'''Nosy Ve, is a flat uninhabited and mostly unshaded island, has a history dating to located off the southwest coast of Madagascar about 5km from [[Anakao|Anakao Village]]. The French who landed here on this island in 1888 prior to conquering the mainland. Some ancient tombs of from French settlers can still be found here. In the past the The island has also served as a hiding place hideout for pirates and as well as a slave departure port.'''
The about five kilometres offshore island is sacred to the Vezo people, where each year they sacrifice zebu by traditional rituals[[File:Nody Ve 001.jpg|600px]]
Nosy Ve is a sacred location to the [[Vezo]] people, where each year locals sacrifice zebu according to traditional rituals. The island has a long white sand beach and is home to the world's most southernmost all-year breeding colony of red-tailed tropic-birds, which attracts ornithologists from all over around the world.
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There is no accommodation on Nosy Ve and camping is not permitted. Day visits can be arranged in the village of [[Anakao]]. The best transport is by a Vezo fisherman powered pirogue. Ask Just ask anyone in the village. A tax of 2000 2,000 Ariary serves as an entrance fee to the island. A stroll around the its shoreline including a long white sand beach takes about one hour.

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