Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar
Avid photographers and travelers alike flock to the dirt road linking Morondava and Belo Tsiribihina in Madagascar which is framed by dozens of rare and ancient baobab trees, some more than 800 years old with trunks that are more than 150 feet, together they stand seemingly in their infinite wisdom watching over the passers by below.
So iconic have these time worn trees become that the avenue they form may become the country’s first official natural monument. What’s so special about these trees? The baobab tree is known as the tree of life, with good reason. It can provide shelter, clothing, food, and water for the animals and humans of the African savannah regions.
The beauty of the baobabs change dramatically with the seasons and most people travel to Madagascar during the dry season (April to October), to avoid the rains. That’s why most of the shots feature the trees with minimal foliage.
The magical avenue of the baobabs in Madagascar can be found 40 minutes Northeast of Morondova. You can easily find a taxi in Morondova for a ’15 journey. Alternatively you can rent a car if you plan to drive around the island.