Land of the Baobabs

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Just to show you their height in relation

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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Just to show you their height in r…
Just to show you their height in …
Baobab avenue from the north
Baobab avenue from the north
How they got the truck across ther…
How they got the truck across the…
Zebus will cross much easier than…
Zebu's will cross much easier tha…
Sentinels overlook the paddocks
Sentinels overlook the paddocks
Rice and the leaning tower of baob…
Rice and the leaning tower of bao…
Zebu makes his way home
Zebu makes his way home
Baobab avenue from the south
Baobab avenue from the south
Common Scenery in the area
Common Scenery in the area
A land at peace
A land at peace
Another shot of the avenue
Another shot of the avenue
Trees and water always a good combo
Trees and water always a good combo
Intertwined Baobabs
Intertwined Baobabs
Peeling tree, its indemic but l…
'Peeling' tree, it's indemic but …
Lemur Laze
Lemur Laze
Sifaka Playtime
Sifaka Playtime
Bird eats insect
Bird eats insect
Spotted Mongoose
Spotted Mongoose
Oh the roads!!!
Oh the roads!!!
Sunset comes
Sunset comes
Flying in, the crop circles.
Flying in, the crop circles.
Morondava
photo by: tacco14
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