Day and night, a guided tour of the southern Madagascar gives travelers an opportunity to walk along the Baobab Avenue, a unique spectacle of nature.
A beautiful nature reserve
In the region of Menabe, about 20 km from Morondava is located the Madagascar’s famous Baobab Avenue, a group of baobab trees lining the road between Belon’i Tsiribihina and Morondava. Included in most of guided tours of the southern Madagascar, this natural treasure of a rare beauty is 7 km away from the junction leading to Belon’i Tsiribihina. At dawn and at sunset, tourists like walking on the site to enjoy this dramatic scenery of these bottle-shaped trees bordering the road. With the skyline as a backdrop, the curve of each baobab draws stealthily on amber heaven. Located in Bekopaka, the Soleil des Tsingy hotel is an excellent starting point to visit Morondava where you can experience this unique natural show after a drive of about eight hours.
A highly protected area
The baobab is one the few tree species spared by deforestation in Madagascar. Not suitable for house building, this several centuries old tree need a higher protection against bush-fire and slash and burn. The Conservation International and the Fanamby NGO work together to protect the Alley of the Baobabs, this magnificent sanctuary nestled in the heart of rice fields and the Menabe’s savannah. Specimens that stand along this famous avenue belong to the Adansonia Grandidieri family, a variety of baobabs endemic to Madagascar.