Baobab Avenue

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Baobab Avenue or Allée de Baobab in French is a cluster of very large baobab trees appearing along the road towards Tsingy de Bemaraha about 15 kilometres east of Morondava.

Sakalava woman at Boabab Avenue

The approximately 100 metres stretch appears on many postcards of Madagascar. A tiny village and school which usally welcome visitors is located nearby. The baobab tree is the national tree of Madagascar. The baobab is sometimes said to be an upside-down-tree. In fact, according to ancient Arabic legend, it is the devil who pulled out the tree and re-planted it that way.

Baobab Avenue
Baobab fruits
Baobab trunk
Passing truck #1
Baobab Avenue
Passing truck #2