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Antsokay Arboretum

Rn7, Toliara 601, Madagascar
+261 34 07 600 15
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A must visit

You cannot see all of the amazing vegetation of the spiny forests in one trip, but Antsokay can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wild_World_Traveller
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Sydney, Australia
Spectacular Collection Of Plants

As a lover of Madagascar native plants this was a must on my recent travels to that incredible... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
Porter A
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Cloverdale, United States
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The Antsokay arboretum is a botanic garden with a collection of over 900 plant species from the southwest of Madagascar, 90% are endemic to the region and 80% have medicinal properties. Among these many succulent species are recognized as endangered.Visit also include opportunity to see creatures you can see no where else in the world. Not just chameleons, boas, tenrecs or birds but also other endemics such as the mouse lemurs which are the main night visit attraction of the arboretum.
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Rn7, Toliara 601, Madagascar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot see all of the amazing vegetation of the spiny forests in one trip, but Antsokay can give you a very good understanding of what is found in the region, which excellent guides. Very highly recommended

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

As a lover of Madagascar native plants this was a must on my recent travels to that incredible island. It's easy to grab a cab from Toliara, and is a beautiful place. I was able to catch a guided tour upon arrival that was included...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

A guided walk around the arboretum took about two hours, but was worthy of half a day if time permits. The guide was very knowledgeable about the plants, and showed us lizards, chameleons, nocturnal lemurs and bats in the garden. A very well designed arboretum....More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Consistently good food and good service from the Antsokay Arboretum and I the people are friendly and kind.

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

take time to visit around, so many beautiful and interesting plants from all over the world. the staff is really helpful.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

This showed us many different varieties of trees and bushes with the best possible guide who was able to answer every question put to him.

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We got a taxi here from our hotel in Tulear which cost us 60,000 for the round trip which we thought was expensive. Tickets cost us 30,000 which included a guide. The tour lasted 45mins and was at a very pleasant pace. Our guide stopped...More

1  Thank Daniel S
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

A good overview to learn about typical trees and shrubs. A friendly young guide showed me around and explained lots of herbs. The only place I could buy a well-designed and very useful brochure about the place. The restaurant did not really appeal to me...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2017

This park was set up in the 80's and is made very interesting by the expert guides . There were lots of birds there when we were visiting.

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

A self-funded arboretum, accompanied by knowledgeable and personable guides, this is an unexpected pleasure of the Tulear region. You may see a variety of birds, gheckos and snakes (but don't let the latter put you off). They also have a number of characterful baobab trees...More

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