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 mythology, it is the devil who pulled the tree out of the earth and re-planted it that way.

Baobab Avenue
Baobab fruits (brown/white)
The trunk of a Baobab
Passing truck #1
Passing truck #2
Passing truck #3