Avenue des Baobabs

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September, 2018

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After flying to Morondava on Madagascar’s western coast, we drove for 10 minutes on a relatively good road, before turning off onto a sandy track heading for the Avenue des Baobabs.

We’d seen baobab trees before, but on the journey learned that of the 8 species, 6 are found only in Madagascar: the others two are found in Africa and Australia.
Although a new, wooden visitors centre and restaurant was in the process of being constructed, facilities at the time of our visit (September 2018), were limited to a small run down café.

Having parked, we wandered along the track lined with magnificent baobabs of the species Adansonia Grandidieri which along with others in a 1km radius are now a protected natural monument. Only the female bears fruit, which are large, but surprisingly light balls with a suede like feel. These were being sold at the roadside stalls along with carved wooden baobab trees.

We waited until sunset at 5.30pm. There is little else to say, apart from the fact that it is one of the most scenic and photogenic places I’ve ever encountered and I hope you enjoy looking at my photographs.

Helen Jackson

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