Palmarium Lodge

Palmarium is an intimate lodge in its own grounds perfect for photographers and nature-lovers alike.

About Palmarium Lodge

Submerged within thick vegetation, small lodges scatter the banks of the Pangalanes. The Palmarium Lodge is one of these.  Accessible only by boat both Palmarium Lodge and the newer Palmarium Beach offer clean and spacious en-suite rooms. Stay either at the main lodge or on the lakeshore at the ‘beach lodge’. 

Within the nearby forests there are 10 different lemur species can be found and, although wild, some are very confident and it is a great chance to get close to these creatures, endemic to Madagascar, for some fantastic photo opportunities.


Lodge Details


Palmarium Lodge is a comfortable nature lodge set within the forests. The more recently built Palmarium Beach offers 7 bungalows and is just a short 5 minute boat trip to the reserve. 


Located on the banks of the Pangalanes on Lake Ampitabe and the Indian Ocean, the setting is both beautiful and interesting with lots of wildlife to discover.

Accommodation & Facilities

The traditional thatched bungalows, made from local wood such as bamboo, are all spacious and comfortable. The rooms have hard floors and white walls, with large double or twin beds draped in mosquito netting, a rug and a stand for a bedside lamp. This then leads through to the en-suite bathroom where the toilet is separated by a curtain for a little more privacy. Bungalows all have private wooden decked terraces with bamboo and fabric chairs, a table and a hammock – a great place to relax in the afternoons.


The restaurant carries on with the wood and thatch theme and has lots of individual tables so guests can dine in privacy. There is also a nice solid wooden bar with bar stools and some pretty gardens to explore! At Palmarium Beach steps lead to the elevated bar and restaurant. The restaurants at both lodges serve typical Madagascan as well as international food including seasonal fish, fresh fruit and vegetables and delicious homemade desserts.


The nearby reserve is great for photographers and nature enthusiasts with 10 different lemur species resident, including sifakas and the odd Indri. It is now possible to see the aye aye during your stay. Take  a 15 minute boat ride to a small island which is currently home to 6 individuals. This is an hour long set departure available for clients of Palmarium Hotel only, which departs at 17.30. 

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome but there are no facilities.

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