Sunset on the Avenue of the Baobabs

Sunset on the Avenue of the Baobabs

Just off a main road, nightfall brings magic to a majestic row of centuries-old baobabs.

About 20 kilometres north of Morondava, towards Belon'i Tsiribihina, an ochre dirt road stretches out of sight. In the midst of the vast prairie, we see a group of a dozen baobabs eight centuries old. Up to 30 metres high and five metres wide, these majestic trees are impressive specimens of a species endemic to Madagascar, Adansonia grandidieri, last vestiges of a primary forest that has since disappeared.

The Avenue of the Baobabs is one of the most photographed places in the western part of Madagascar. It must be said that at dusk or dawn the light variations make them take on a singular face. This magical and compelling site has been protected since 2007: the Red Island does not trifle with the baobab, which has even been made one of the national symbols, along with the lemur.

Avenue of the Baobabs
RT 8
Morondava 619

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