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Address: RN7, Toliara 601, Madagascar
Phone Number: +261 34 07 600 15
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The Antsokay arboretum is a botanic garden with a collection of over...

The Antsokay arboretum is a botanic garden with a collection of over 900 plant species from the southwest of Madagascar, 90% are endemic to the region and 80% have medicinal properties. Among these many succulent species are recognized as endangered.Visit also include opportunity to see creatures you can see no where else in the world. Not just chameleons, boas, tenrecs or birds but also other endemics such as the mouse lemurs which are the main night visit attraction of the arboretum.

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Native flora of South West Madagascar

There are not too many places left in the South west where you can see some native flora and fauna. This private reserve has hundreds of plants and trees where you can wander... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
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English first
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102 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

There are not too many places left in the South west where you can see some native flora and fauna. This private reserve has hundreds of plants and trees where you can wander through

Thank L_and_RBrisbane
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Lovely rooms, modern and airy, and affordable. The staff are very welcoming and helpful the food is very good too. We were not so keen on the walk unfortunately, it was a bit of a let-down maybe because so many people raved about it

Thank CarolineLH_2000
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A beautiful little oasis in the south west. An amazing collection of hundreds of plants endemic to this area; lovingly cared for by the owner and his team of knowledgable guides and gardeners. Dont miss.

Thank susansusanr
Pamplona, Spain
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Different kind of baobabs, very strange, bizarre and original vegetation. Obligatory with a guide witch you can find at thee entrance.

Thank Pitxula
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

If you have a few hours to spare before you fly out of Tulear then this is an absolute must-see. Really interesting place with knowledgeable and friendly guides. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank ajleggatt
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

A visit to this Arboledum helped us appreciate and understand the flora for the rest of our trip all throughout Madagascar.

1 Thank yaninabeccaria
Agoura Hills, California
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420 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed our tour of arboretum and small museum (about 1 hour). The local tour guide did a great job describing all the plants/trees they have and answering questions. He spoke good English. It was great to see such a wide variety of plants from area. They had lots of displays of the birds and animals... More 

3 Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Antananarivo, Madagascar
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82 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Good sampling of local plants but lack of systematic labelling and poor guidance. Pricing level preventing local people to visit the arboretum.

2 Thank Solofo
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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111 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This is a beautifully arranged arboretum 12 km from town that offers a great introduction to the plants, animals, and culture of this area. The wide trails with hard-packed soil make for easy walking, and there are great informational signs in English, French, and Malagasy, along with small signs with Latin names for plant species. There are also models of... More 

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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This is an excellent garden, but take a trip to Ifaty NP nearby an you have the real natural thing which is much better with larger older plants and more wildlife, but this is very good for a botanical garden....

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