Arrived here by amazing boat ride from Toamasina down lake Ampitabe. Spectacular approach and setting with bungalows in the rainforest. Accommodation was good, spacious with slightly erratic shower but better facilities than one should expect in this location. Forest with lots of lemurs many habituated, which allowed for good photos. In total we saw 9 species, including a mouse lemur in the pitch of one of the bungalows. I had been hoping to see the two species of Pitcher plant endemic to Madagascar...and after a lovely trek through the forest and out onto the lakeside there they were. Also visited neighbouring fishing village which was receiving support from NGO's to develop aspects such as distillation of Eucalyptus oil, cultivation of Vanilla etc. Would recommend this visit to anyone touring Madagascar.
- Also Known As:
- Palmarium Hotel Madagascar/Toamasina (Tamatave)