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Antsokay Arboretum

Open Now: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Distracted by the birds

Lovely gardens and interesting paid tour. Also a few birds around including the nightjar. Good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Good summary of vegetation native to the area

We had a quick visit to the Arboretum as a spin-off from eating at the nearby restaurant. It is an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Duncan W
Wellington, NZ
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“spiny forest”(3 reviews)
“mouse lemur”(3 reviews)
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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely gardens and interesting paid tour. Also a few birds around including the nightjar. Good restaurant.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dolight
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a quick visit to the Arboretum as a spin-off from eating at the nearby restaurant. It is an interesting place, with both plants and wildlife. Definitely worth a stop if you are passing.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Duncan W
Reviewed 28 October 2018

This a really good place to visit if you do really like botanic and would like to understand local culture as they do have different types of local house and tomb in this park.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank daveedwilliams
Reviewed 22 October 2018

The Aboretum contains many of the plants and trees unique to Madagascar. The paths are easy to walk and offer a large range of opportunities to view the specimens up close. Our guide was excellent. My wife and I visited early in the morning when...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank InTheMomentManhattan
Reviewed 17 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chasemarta
Reviewed 12 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank celiahthomas55
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 941sandyl
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Wild_World_Traveller
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