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Address: RN7, Toliara 601, Madagascar
Phone Number: +261 34 07 600 15
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Description: The Antsokay arboretum is a botanic garden with a collection of over 900...
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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Awesome forest

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Pamplona, Spain
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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.

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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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!

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Chicago, Illinois
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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.

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Agoura Hills, California
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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 

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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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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.

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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I had an informative and fun tour of this comprehensive and beautifully set out arboretum with Jean, he was very knowledgeable and spoke decent English, there is lots to see and we spent the best part of 2 hours together. Due to my poor French, my taxi driver thought I wanted picking up at 2 pm rather than in 2... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Knowledgable guide, well laid out trails with a great restaurant on site for when you finish your visit. Well worth a look - we saw paradise flycatchers, magpie robins (male and female), a nightjar, bee-eaters and even a mouse lemur not to mention the obligatory baobabs, pachypodiums and other flora and fauna that is unique to the area.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Enjoyed a neat walk through of this arboretum to see some very unique trees that somehow figured out a way to survive in the Madagascar environment. From a cactus that looks like an octopus to a tree whose bark peels just like our skin does after a sunburn; it is worthwhile to see some of these bizarre specimens.

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Greeting from the Arboretum, Thank you very much for leaving your comment, we really appreciate and delighted to know that you've enjoyed your visit. Kind regards. More 

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Additional Information about Antsokay Arboretum

Address: RN7, Toliara 601, Madagascar
Phone Number: +261 34 07 600 15
Location: Africa  >  Madagascar  >  Toliara Province  >  Toliara
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

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