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Parc National Terrestre
Andohahela
Andringitra
Ankarafantsika
Ankarana
Baie de Baly
Bemaraha
Isalo
Kirindy Mitea
Mananara Nord
Mantadia
Marojejy
Masoala
Midongy Befotaka
Montagne d'Ambre
Ranomafana
Tsimanampesotse
Tsingy de Namoroka
Zahamena
Zombitse Vohibasia


Parc National Marin
Mananara Nord
Sahamalaza


Parc National Terrestre
Bemaraha
Betampona
Lokobe
Tsaratanana
Zahamena


Réserve Spéciale
Ambatovaky
Ambohijanahary
Ambohitantely
Analamazaotra
Analamerana
Andranomena
Anjanaharibe Sud
Bemarivo
Beza Mahafaly
Bora
Cap Sainte Marie
Ivohibe
Kalambatritra
Kasijy
Mangerivola
Maningoza
Manombo
Manongarivo
Marotandrano
Montagne et Forêt d’Ambre
Tampoketsa Analamaintso


 

Madagascar National Parks
The baobabs, the roots of the sky




We call them "the roots of the sky" and one thousand and one legends abound around these trees with expanded branches: the baobabs. Monuments of the landscape of the Western Madagascar, the baobabs, majestic, are the giants that gaze at you of their impressive height and their century of life. Generally, baobabs have a giant size which varies from 15 to 40m: they are the most enormous trees of the plant universe. But in some regions of the island, they are also smaller plants.

Of the eight species of baobabs in the world, seven are unique to Madagascar. These are the Adansonia grandidieri best-known under the name of Grandidier’s Baobab; the Adansonia madagascariensis or Baobab of Madagascar ; the Adansonia perrieri or Perrier’s Baobab.

You can find these baobabs at Isalo, Namoroka, Bemaraha, Menabe and Analamerana.