Antsokay Arboretum, Toliara

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Get familiar with the plants of Madagascar at Antsokay Arboretum. Over 900 types of plants fill the garden grounds, some of them endangered species. Apart from discovering the vegetation, you can go bird-watching or look for insects and butterflies. An onsite museum has a small collection of minerals and fossils, and the interpretation center gives you a closer look into the environment of the gardens. Plan to see Antsokay Arboretum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Toliara online route planner.
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  • This is a small private arboretum, with restaurant attached. We first did a tour of the arboretum, and the guide was very knowledgeable about the different trees and plants, telling us for instance...  more »
  • We traveled a short distance from our lodge to the arboretum in a zebu drawn cart, much fun! A zebu is a long horned Madagascar cow (see picture). I visited this park twice, once in Nov 2008 after...  more »
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  • Nice place ! Have a nice guided (included in the ticket) stroll in this botanical garden (i’m not sure you could actually go by yourself). The guide was friendly and knowledgeable about all the trees and plants. There is also a small “museum” part in a building, ask your guide about the local traditions and beliefs ! For 15’000 ar it’s worth it (it’s included if your stay at the hotel ”auberge de la table” but it’s a bit pricey) I wish i could do the night tour to see the animal (like chameleons) active. They have a cafe/restaurant on site too. To go there by taxi or cyclopousse (the later is way cheaper - 4000/6000 ar ow- but it’s like 1h from tulear center).
  • Night walk was so much fun! The guides are knowledgeable.

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