It is now possible to see aye aye during your stay at the Palmarium Lodge (Akanin’ny nofy). There’s a little island, 15 minutes by boat (on the way to Manambato from the hotel) where 6 aye aye individuals live. Visiting them can be arranged for the patrons of Palmarium Lodge only and the departure is set at 17.30. The expedition takes about one hour before riding back to the hotel.
Due to the abundant rains at some points in the year, the lush and aromatic vegetation includes coffee, cocoa, litchis, cinnamon and vanilla plantations. Local guides that are located specifically in Ankanin’ny Nofy will take you around the site and offer a guided tour of its highlights, and the Palmarium Lodge provides an ideal base for exploration of the area.