The Palmarium


  • The Palmarium by the lake


  • The Palmarium borders the Pangalanes Canal


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  • Nocturnal walk to see aye ayes
  • Remote setting reached by boat
  • Relax on your veranda
  • Take boat trips in the Pangalanes Canal
  • See lemurs at close range 

This lodge consists of simple bungalows set in Palmarium Ankanin'ny Nofy Reserve. The reserve covers 50 hectares and includes Lake Ampitabe, sandy beaches, mangroves and lakes. It is best known for its wildlife, and is home to ten species of lemurs including the indri, sifaka and especailly the elusive aye aye, making it one of the few places in the world you can expect to catch a glimpse of this shy, noturnal creature. 

The lodge's remote location means that it can be reached only by boat, travelling along the Pangalanes Canal, and the journey is all part of the Palmaruim adventure. There are two styles of guest accommodation. The original bungalows are simple structures with comfy if rather functional rooms set within the reserve, while the newer bungalows are more spacious and face the lake. All have en-suite bathrooms with running water and limited electricity, and the use of a terrace, either private or shared.  

The restaurant serves Malagasy and international dishes with seafood featuring prominently on the menu, and there's a bar and a lounge where you can relax.  

While at Palmarium you can accompany a guide on a nature walk seeking out amphibians and reptiles as well as lemurs, go for boat rides on the canal and lakes, and take a night walk looking for aye ayes.    

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Client Rating for Madagascar 5/5 from 9 reviews

We were in a lovely refurbished chalet, with electricity and hot water. Good central bar/restaurant area, with lemurs to help eat breakfast

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The Palmarium

The Palmarium by the lake

Simple bungalow accommodation in a private east coast reserve known for its lemurs and especially aye ayes.

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