Our seventh stop in Madagascar was out on the west coast, two nights in the little beach town of Morondava. There’s not a lot to say about the town; for us it was mostly just a way-station on the way to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, one of those UNESCO-recognized sites we like. And then to make it more difficult to say much about Morondava, I managed to get nasty sick, something I ate or drank, the first night here. As a result our one full day here consisted of me lying in bed, miserable.
The one notable site here was maybe 30 minutes out of town as we headed north to the park. Avenue of the Baobabs is this iconic stretch of road (dirt road, as it would all be on the journey north) lined with baobab trees. Perhaps the most photographed place in all of Madagascar, Avenue of the Baobabs creates an almost magical image of these unusual, endemic trees that can be thousands of years old. To be honest it doesn’t take long to appreciate them; a 15-minute stop on the road is all you need. But definitely worth seeing.
Otherwise here’s a few pictures of the area. Teaser: there’ll be a lot more from Tsingy de Bemaraha when we get that posted!