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Avenue of the Baobabs

Avenue of the Baobabs © Gavinevans
Avenue of the Baobabs © Gavinevans

According to the Madagascan legend, the Baobab tree was planted upside down, so its roots are on top and its branches underground. There is no better place to observe these giant trees than at the Avenue of the Baobabs. it is located in the Menabe region of Madagascar, along the road between Morondava and Belon'i Tsiribihina. This distinctive cluster of trees stands 100 feet (30 metres) high, each roughly 800 years old. The Avenue of the Baobabs is truly an escape into nature, unspolit as it is by mainstream tourism. It contains a simple picnic area and a baobab 'farm' where visitors can see the different kind of baobab saplings.