Avenue of the Baobabs tour – South Madagascar ES

Guided tours through the Avenue of the baobabs

Avenue of the Baobabas tour - South Madagascar

A circuit to visit the entire south of Madagascar and the Avenue of the Baobabs.

A perfect two-week circuit to discover the Avenue of the Baobabs and the RN 7

The South of Madagascar and the Avenue of the Baobabas belong to those destinations with a thousand essential facets for travelers passing through the red island. Unique tourist sites in the world and landscapes with impressive panoramas will not cease to surprise you in this largest region of Madagascar. To guide you, here is a circuit idea to make a perfect loop crossing the West, the Southwest and the great South of the great island in 15 days.

Isalo Avenue of the baobabs and Toliara

Southern Madagascar offers suggestions to discover the Isalo massif and the Baobab Alley. And then, Toliara, which is equipped with one of the longest coral barriers in the world. This southern town of Mada will lead to Ifaty, one of the most beautiful seaside resorts on the Big Island.

To make a perfect circuit through the South without going back along the roads you have been on, you must first go to Antsirabe. Enjoy your visit to the city of waters to recharge your batteries. The road can be quite long and exhausting. After a thermal cure, head west.

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Avenue of the Baobabs – Belo sur Tsiribihina

Along the way, be sure to take photos of the vast Betafo rice fields. Then, join Miandrivazo to board the barge that will take you down the Tsiribihina River to Belo sur Tsiribihina. From there, the unusual landscapes of western Madagascar will begin. Wide sandbanks occupy the banks of the river. Herons, teals and humpback ducks make it their home. In the savannahs the first alley of baobabs will gradually parade, where the maki play.

 

Tsingy of Bemaraha and the southwest

In Morondava, a bad road leads to Bekopaka. Take a detour to discover the little Tsingy and the big Tsingy of Bemaraha. These huge joints with impressive panoramas make the reputation of southern Madagascar. Pedestrian circuits of different levels will allow you to cross large savannahs, mysterious caves and secondary forests decorated with beautiful orchids. You will also have the opportunity to see sifaka (catta lemurs) and fosa (fox) live in the wild in Tsingy de Bemaraha. On the way back, take some souvenir photos of the famous Baobab Alley, where the baobabs are located.

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Baobab Alley or Avenue of the Baobabs Madagascar

Then, we take the initial route south to reach Toliara. Along the way, you’ll pass Belo-sur-Mer, a small town that’s home to the largest dhow manufacturing plant on the island. From Andavadoaka begins a beautiful trail that runs along the beautiful beaches of the Mozambique Channel. Some of them have never known the footprints of man. Along the road pass admirable streams, ancient baobabs and casuarina forests. They cheerfully decorate the landscape and seem to greet visitors.

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Toliara and beautiful beaches of Ifaty.

Various land and water activities await you in Salary, southern Madagascar. Shipwrecks of Portuguese and English ships await your visit on the seabed. On the way we will visit the Mikeas Forest, a tribe that lives in complete isolation, without any contact with modern civilization. One hundred kilometers from this town, the passage of the beautiful beaches of Ifaty tells you that the city of Toliara and the paved road are nearby.

Isalo National Park – the main attraction of southern Madagascar
To finish the circuit, take the RN7 and cross the Isalo massif with its landscapes identical to those of the West, its atypical tombs and its inevitable national park. Isalo National Park remains the main attraction for travelers passing through Madagascar. During your stops in Fianarantsoa, ​​Antoetra, Ambositra and Antsirabe, don’t forget to buy atypical handcrafted items resulting from the know-how of the local Isalo population. Have a good trip !

RENIALA RESERVE

At the exit of the village of Mangily, you will see the natural reserve of Doumergue or Reniala Park. It belongs to the most interesting place for its richness in endemic fauna and flora. The reserve brings together Malagasy biodiversity over an area of 45 ha. It is home to a botanical trail, a bird sanctuary and an endemic turtle park. of the Reniala Natural Reserve.

WHALE WATCHING

As the southern winter approaches, humpback whales leave the high polar latitudes of Antarctica each summer, where they have spent the summer feeding, to the warm tropical waters, less favorable to their diet but breeding and the first weeks of the calf's life. Those arriving in the south of Madagascar are divided into two groups that will pass one to the east - to Sainte Marie Island and Antongil Bay - the other to the west Comoros.

SALARY BAY - LAGOON

For diving enthusiasts, we highly recommend a stopover at Salary Bay. One can find this site at north of Ifaty beach madagascar. It has large bays that offer impressive diving spots. The lagoon is delimited by three coral barriers, which allows to preserve crystalline waters to enjoy the coral bottom rich in fauna. Sport fishing enthusiasts can also indulge in their favorite activity during this South Madagascar Tour. Also, Salary Bay offers a savannah dominated by baobabs and thorny plants.

MANGILY VILLAGE

The Ifaty bay is for many travelers synonymous with idleness, beautiful beaches lined with coconut trees ... but also seaside resort of a certain size. The main ``tourist center`` of the village of Mangily consists of a few establishments where the bungalows are kings. The village also has good diving clubs and really charming little hotels where the word ``holidays`` can be used again. In addition, you can go whale watching in season!

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