Avenue of the Baobabs Tourist Attraction

Avenue of the Baobabs

Baobabs grow throughout Madagascar, however, there is a kind of their colony near the town of Morondava. Smooth and powerful trunks of millennial beauties are seen from a distance. These trees turn a temperate grassland in a surreal landscape. They look like giants turned upside down: their gnarled and spreading crowns are more similar to roots than to the tops of trees.

This place became a center of conservation and received its protected status in July 2007. That was the first step to the creation of a natural monument of Madagascar.

The baobab grove is located along the road and forms a sort of broad avenue - and hence the name of the place- Avenue of the Baobabs. The main local attraction is "amorous baobabs" - two trees that are intertwined with each other for many years and are in an embrace. The age of the trees is up to 800.

Morondava known only by the baobab trees and good beaches. The town itself is tiny - it is easy to get there for about 30 minutes. From Morondava you can go to the reserve, Kirindy, which is a home to the dwarf lemurs and the fossa cats- carnivorous animals similar to panthers. Or you can rent a real pirogue cut from a tree and sail to the village Belo sur Mer to fish together with the Malagasy people.

Open hours

24/7

Contacts

Address:
RT 8, Morondava 619, Madagascar
Phone: +261 32 04 923 50
Coordinates:
20° 15′ 3″ S, 44° 25′ 6″ E

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