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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 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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The Antsokay is really a beautiful place. There are hundreds of plants and trees and a myriad of birds in the area. Beautiful!! Small gift shop attached. You can also rent a bike... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Marco Z
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Padua, Italy
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Padua, Italy
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Antsokay is really a beautiful place. There are hundreds of plants and trees and a myriad of birds in the area. Beautiful!! Small gift shop attached. You can also rent a bike. It's next to Auberge de la Table and the restaurant called Dry Forest.

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Petach Tikva, Israel
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

After having been to the Reniala private reserve with its impressive Baobab trees, this seemed to be smaller and a bit more "modeled". Having said that, I still recommend stopping by as things are presented in a slightly different context and a walk through nature obviously presents different surprises.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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523 reviews
212 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 439 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We had lunch at the restaurant and it was pretty good. The shop is small and could have a better selection of souvenirs. The 2 hour guided walk (apparently you can't walk by yourself) was fine and the guide provided some information. The information provided is probably fine for the average tourist, but it is a bit basic for anyone... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The plant collection has been years in the making and relflects the unique diversity of plants in Madagascar. Lots of birds make their homes there as well. There is a small gift shop attached

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The arboretum is a reasonably priced taxi ride from town, and the driver will wait/come back for you depending upon how long you plan to stay. As well as all the lovely plants and trees there are myriads of birds twittering around. There is also a teeny natural history museum featuring interesting fossils and stones. Cute little gift shop. Great... More 

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Thank Arete
Brisbane
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102 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 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

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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

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CUMBRIA ENGLAND
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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.

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Pamplona, Spain
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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.

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 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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