Avenue of the Baobabs

Avenue of the Baobabs, Morondava: Address, Phone Number, Avenue of the Baobabs Reviews: 4.5/5

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8 Rt, Morondava 619 Madagascar
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David Fleming
Darwin, Australia431 contributions
Yes, I went to snap my own social media photos (see me on insta @borderlessplayground) and pleased with my results from my crappy old iPhone6.

I actually visited on sunset the evening I arrived - this seems to be the most popular time to visit. After everyone has walked up & down the 'street' taking their photos, they then group together (see photo to see average tourist numbers) to take the sunset photos.

The following day, I happened to be 'passing through' at sunrise, and got my best shots. I was the only one there! I got my best shots at this time.

On my return trip back to Morondava around lunchtime, there was some tourists there that had been there the night before - but only about 8.
Written January 30, 2020
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Dirk W
Antwerp, Belgium177 contributions
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'Allee de Baobab', the most visited and famous tourist attraction in Madagascar. We look for a strategic place and can take some magical pictures of the baobab trees against a background of the setting sun. For this we spent ten hours in the car!
Written January 20, 2020
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Madagascar J
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The Avenue of the Baobabs is a stretch of road located between Morondava and the Kirindy Reserve surrounded by huge Baobabs. We were there at dawn and it was magnificent. It was October and we left Morondava at 4:45 to watch the sunrise there, definetely worth it. We had the place for ourselves. We wrote a blog about this amazing trip madagascarjourney.com.
Written February 27, 2020
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Gloria S
Taipei, Taiwan88 contributions
The road condition is worse than I have heard or imagined. You have to be physically fit to sustain the bumpiness. However, if you are strong or courageous enough, I urge you to see it. If possible, you really should do it at sunset. It does add extra beauty to the Baobab trees. They stand there over hundreds of years and gave you an awe to them. While you are there, don't forget to go a little farther to see the Baobab-in-Love.
Written February 11, 2020
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Hrvoje N
Makarska, Croatia141 contributions
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We have visited Avenue of the Baobabs with rented taxi. That’s good way to do that. When you make deal taxi is waiting on you for hour, two... as long time you need.
The feeling while walking among the giants is indescribable, especially since we were there during the off-season, so we were alone there.
Written February 13, 2020
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Pernille Ølgod
Copenhagen, Denmark234 contributions
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Its a long drive, and you need a 4WD or a taxi (50.000Ar) from Morondava. You have to see it at sunrise or sunset. Between 200 and 1000 years old trees. Its really a great experience. Remenber spray for insects!! Important!! And your camera. Go cross the field and turn to the trees - this is the Best spot for sunset. Enjoy :)
Written March 25, 2017
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Carson H
Calgary, Canada30 contributions
One of the main reasons we came to Madagascar was to see these Baobabs. They definitely didn't disappoint. It's something that you can't miss if you are coming to Madagascar. It doesn't matter what time of day you go, it's still an amazing sight.
Written February 28, 2015
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TonyCTCapeTown
Edgemead, South Africa43 contributions
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I went to the Alley in 2004, then again in 2011 before visiting it earlier this month. The trees are amazing but there is an element of young locals who take great pride in spoiling one's photo opportunities. There was none of this behaviour in 2004 and I started noticing it in 2011. It is now really problematic. These guys want travellers to pay them to move out of the photo. They park their motorcycles alongside the trees and I tried to reason with them but they want to be paid to leave, and by that I mean a sizeable amount. I will not return even though I love the trees.
Written October 27, 2018
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fulcrum2
Moscow, Russia21 contributions
Couples
This is a must place to visit in Madagascar. It is amazing during the sunset but is also very impressive during the day. The Baobab trees are magnificent!

BEWARE: The begging children (and not so children) asking for money to be in photos, etc. Giving them money did not prove to be a good solution since there are a lot of them and now they know you will give money. A suggestion is either to say no or entertain them another way - we, for example, took videos of them and showed them the videos. They loved this- they are kids! :) So would suggest you treat them not like beggars, but just like little children. The older sales people of Baobab tree statues, etc. - would just give them a stern "No"

GETTING THERE FROM MORONDAVA: The place is only a 20-30 minute drive from Morondava. But beware a small car will have a hard time with the bad road going there from the main one. Likely only off road vehicles or buses can get through...
GETTING THERE FROM TANA: If you do not want to drive there from Tana, you can take a flight there and then back to Tana. We took a car trek across the Lemur parks, which ended in Morondava and then flew back to Tana.
Written January 11, 2014
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Kiisep
Tallinn, Estonia15 contributions
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There are 6 different endemic baobab trees in Madagascar, and only 2 more species grow outside of this amazing island, 1 in mainland Africa and 1 in Australia.
Although you can see baobabs growing in other places on the island, the Avenue is definitely a special experience. All these massive and majestic giants growing along an ordinary dusty road, for hundreds and hundreds of years past.
Thank God that baobabs are 'soft' trees, they store water in their trunks and therefore are not good building material. If they were, there would probably be none left by now.
We went to the Avenue twice - first on our way to Morondava from Kirindy forest, in the middle of the day. There were no other tourists, it was empty save for some children running around and young people selling baobab fruit and trinkets in a roadside stall, and a zebu cart driving by. We were able to freely walk the road and admire these amazing trees.
We also went there by sunset. Of course that is the main tourist attraction and lots more people showed up for that time. However, it was still not too crowded, everyone had room to move around and choose the best vantage points for photos. There are never too many tourists anywhere in this island, if compared with other more accessible places in the world.
A trip to Mada would not be complete without this experience !
I warmly recommend our wonderful local friend and guide Nolavy Robene who can help you plan an unforgettable Mada experience - contact him at nolamadatrip@yahoo.com.
Written December 2, 2017
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