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Antsokay Arboretum

Closed Now: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Excellent representation of native Madagascar plants

We spent about two hours touring the Arboretum with our excellent guide Celia. She helped us to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Spiny forest plants

Travel is difficult in Madagascar with poor roads and many areas not really open to tourists so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Celia T
Compton Dundon, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Rn7, Toliara 601, Madagascar
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent about two hours touring the Arboretum with our excellent guide Celia. She helped us to learn more about the various plants we had seen in different parts of the country. They also have an informative museum with different things on display. It a...More

Thank chasemarta
Reviewed 1 week ago

Travel is difficult in Madagascar with poor roads and many areas not really open to tourists so this Arboretum was a good place to see the amazing plants of the spiny forest. Wildlife in the Spiny forest has to last for months without water so...More

Thank Celia T
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

A guided tour of the Arboretum is fascinating. Our guide spoke excellent English and took great pride in the Arboretum which is not only a fascinating collection of the unique flora of the region (sadly now mostly cleared by ‘slash & burn agricultural practises &...More

Thank WFKtravels
Reviewed 26 August 2018

This excellent collection of Madagascan flora from the southern region is really worth a visit. It gathers together a great range of plants in one place. The guide was very knowledgable and was able to tell us many interesting things about these endemic plants. The...More

Thank Tanya R
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

I was here in July and loved this visit. I had also been to Renalia and it is similar, so if you see one, there is no need to see the other. Renalia has a lemur rescue which may give it the upper hand, but...More

Thank Sandy L
Reviewed 13 June 2018

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

Thank Porter A
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

2  Thank SaveTigerNorthants
Reviewed 21 November 2017

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

1  Thank Dadamanga_Tours
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.

Thank Philosophe P
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