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Madagascar : baobabs alley #1

The Madagascar’s Baobab Alley is probably the most famous place in the whole country.


Baobabs are usually solitary trees, standing tall and proud in the midst of empty spaces. Yet in Baobab Alley, they cluster together forming an avenue of columns that border the dirty road.

It is located between Morondava and Belon'i Tsiribihina in the Menabe region in western Madagascar.

Along the Avenue are about a dozen trees 30 meters in height, of the species Adansonia grandidieri, endemic to Madagascar.

Baobab trees, up to 800 years old, known locally as renala - Malagasy : mother of the forest - are a legacy of the dense tropical forests that once thrived on Madagascar.



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Taken on July 15, 2011