Tsimbazaza is a zoo and botanical garden in the Southern Antananarivo. It allows both children and adults to get acquainted with the flora and fauna of Madagascar. The beauty of this amazing natural attractions attracts hundreds of tourists and locals seeking to enjoy rare animals and exquisite tropical plants.
"Tsimbazaza" was founded in 1925 with the purpose of increasing the Madagascar flora and distribution on the island of new plant species imported from other countries. In 1947, the garden was transferred to the research Institute, and within a few years, its flora and fauna have increased tenfold. In 1974, the Park was nationalized and its management was entrusted to the government of Madagascar.
To date, Tsimbazaza is one of a kind zoological and botanical Park of the state. The garden is located to the North of the building of the National Assembly of Madagascar, off the coast of a picturesque artificial lake, which appeared in Antananarivo on the orders of king Radama I in 1815. Originally it was a pond, where the soldiers took a bath before campaigns, today, the lake fascinates the tourists for its crystal-clear water, overgrown with vegetation of the shores and an abundance of waterfowl.
Walking through the garden, visitors will have the opportunity to admire the amazing flowers, giant palm trees and herbs, observe the wide variety of lemurs in their natural habitat and relax on the shore of the pond, covered with blooming lilies. In addition to the lemurs, in Tsimbazaza you can see many colorful chameleons, various insects and reptiles.
There is quite an interesting Museum, offering guests to see the large collection of natural history exhibits. Only in the repository of Tsimbazaza, you will be able to view the skeleton and the egg of the extinct endemic elephant bird, a collection of carvings from animal bones and an extensive exhibition of the minerals of Madagascar.
Daily 09:00 - 17:00