Land of the Baobabs
Morondava Travel Blog› entry 9 of 17 › view all entries
September 24th, 2008 – by: chaosprism
Morondava is in the west of madagascar, is only really approachable by plane in and out. This is where the classic photos of madagascar come from, down baobab avenue.
The wood from the baobab is soft and weak and not useful for building anything and doesn't burn well at all, which is probably why these ancient behemoths are still around. The land around kirindy reserve is quite stunning, baobab trees stick up sporadically amongst farming country and scrubland. The roads around here though were the worst I saw in madagascar, the few photos I got of the roads just dont do it justice. Would have been far better to just pull up the old bitumen and have dry ground. Most people drive on either side of the remnants of the road anyway in the sand and hard packed earth. The hotel here was quite passable though in quality and cuisine and is a centre for big game fishing, there are other accomodation options also down by the ocean. It's not so easy to find a path through the town to the beach itself , most hotels wont let you use them as a thoroughfare ; it's a long trek across sand and hard ground to the water though at least the time of year I went. This was the last place I went with the organised part of my tour, I bit fairwell to our little group of 5 people and our driver and prepared to head north alone to diego sueraz.
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