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Tsimbazaza Zoo

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Conditions not good

The grounds are nice, and it was good to see families enjoying a day out, but the mesh was small... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2018
Carole P
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Geneva, Switzerland
via mobile
Struggle

I walked from my hotel. A hot and dusty 20 minutes . Not expensive to get in at 10,000 ariary... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2017
itineranti2015
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Kuching, Malaysia
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the most depressing zoos I have visited however it has a lot of potential. The centre is lovely with lots of water but the animals are in enclosures that are far too small. It is very popular with locals and I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Nothing much to see here. Most cages have peacocks or ducks in them. The animals seem to be in a bad condition.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pritesh G
Reviewed April 20, 2018

Anxious to see some lemurs and native vegetation, I came to the zoo and botanical garden. I have been to nicer zoos and certainly more detailed botanical gardens, but hey, welcome to Madagascar! I stayed for several hours, wandered thru the area, then went to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CFEIII
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

The grounds are nice, and it was good to see families enjoying a day out, but the mesh was small, the animals didn’t have much space. Go to the Lemur Park rather. Guide was good but expensive by Tana standards or maybe I just was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Carole P
Reviewed October 29, 2017

I walked from my hotel. A hot and dusty 20 minutes . Not expensive to get in at 10,000 ariary ($3.30). pleasant walk. The highlight is the egret nesting site. Hundreds of them roost and nest here protected from human deprivation. There are other birds...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank itineranti2015
Reviewed October 27, 2017

This is a wonderful way to see Madagascar's trees from all parts of the island in one place. We had a wonderful guide who spoke very good English and described everything in great detail. The lemurs are amazing, some nocturnal - obviously sleeping, but others...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

Visited by private tour.The Zoo is central to the city and at the time was obviously popular and well patronised by many Tana families. We were shown around by a Zoo guide who despite her youth was well experienced, knowledgeable and spoke English, French &...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank aussie1928
Reviewed October 7, 2017

The Hotel Le Lourve arranged for a taxi to the zoo, which was 15 minutes away; wait for me for 3 hours, take me back for 50K ariary. On this Saturday it was full of happy families having a lovely time, not only looking at...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank craj11_11
Reviewed October 7, 2017

Despite your concerns, reservations and issues with zoos, this gives you an opportunity to see some of Madagascar's most amazing fauna, flora and animals you would have a challenging time to see in a limited time period otherwise. The largest bonus were being able to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

You should definitely get a guide to show you round the zoo. One advantage was I got to go behind the scenes and hand feed honey to the lemurs, amazing! There is a lovely layout which includes a series of burial tombs from each part...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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