Avenue of the Baobabs
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Key Info

RT 8

Price & Hours

Free

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Natural Wonders, Parks and Gardens, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.6scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 3.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

As its name suggests, the 853-foot-long Avenue of the Baobabs is a stretch of giant baobab trees believed to be up to 800 years old. Though the avenue is situated roughly 405 miles away from Antananarivo, it offers close proximity to Kirindy Mitea National Park, which sits along Madagascar's west coast.

According to recent travelers, the Avenue of the Baobabs is one of the country's best places to snap photos, especially at sunrise and sunset. But remember, these are the avenue's peak visiting hours, so arrive early. Visitors recommend paying for a guide's services, or you can opt for a multiday tour by local companies like Intrepid Travel and G Adventures. Itineraries vary by tour, but expect to spend at least an hour on-site. Tour fees start at $1,140 per person. If you're sticking to a tight budget, consider driving yourself or flying into Morondava Airport (which sits less than 10 miles away from the attraction) – accessible from Antananarivo's Ivato International Airport.

The avenue is accessible 24 hours a day and can be found between Morondava and Belo-sur-Tsiribihina on National Road No. 8. There are no entry fees, but charges apply for parking – 2,000 Malagasy ariary (less than $1) per vehicle – and items purchased from the area's souvenir and fruit vendors. A small information center is also available on-site.

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