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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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Combine a visit to the Arboretum with a stay at the elegant Auberge de la Table

A guided tour of the Arboretum is fascinating. Our guide spoke excellent English and took great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Great display of Madagascan flora, worth a visit.

This excellent collection of Madagascan flora from the southern region is really worth a visit. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 17 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
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.

Thank DavidMay1945
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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