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'''Nosy Ve is a flat uninhabited and mostly unshaded island located off the southwest coast of Madagascar about 5km from [[Anakao|Anakao Village]]. The French landed
on this island in 1888 prior to conquering the mainland. Some ancient tombs from French settlers can still be found here. The island has also served as a hideout for pirates as well as a slave departure port.'''
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Nosy Ve is a sacred location to the [[Vezo]] people, where each year locals sacrifice zebu according to traditional rituals. The island is home to the world's most southernmost all-year breeding colony of red-tailed tropic-birds, which attracts ornithologists from all 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 [[Anakao]]. The best transport is by
a Vezo fisherman pirogue. Just ask anyone in the village. A tax of 2,000 Ariary serves as entrance fee to the island. A stroll around its shoreline including a long white sand beach takes about one hour.