Magical Madagascar Day 2 – June 16th – Palmarium Hotel
Magical Madagascar Day 2 we were up at the crack of dawn for a jungle walk to explore the forest and it’s flora and fauna. We were introduced to many different species of lemur from the more common ring tail lemur to the Indri, the largest of the species, as well as many plants and insects. On the far side of the forest it opened out onto the beach where we saw a giant flytrap plant.
After a stroll along the beach we headed to the Palmarium Hotel for lunch and a short rest. Some choose to swim in the lagoon and Ruth McLean ran her regular yoga class on the beach.
In the afternoon there was an excursion by taxi boat to a local fishing village where the group was introduced to the tough life endured by the villagers.
From there everyone continued in the boat to a secluded island where the nocturnal Aye-aye can be found. Tricky to find, the park rangers put out coconuts to encourage them to come into the open. Frightened of bright lights no-one is allowed to use flash! Then back to the hotel to round of the evening with a local dance troupe who tirelessly entertained for the next 90 minutes!
Tonight is the last night by the sea for now as tomorrow we head inland.