Baobab Alley

On the island of Madagascar, there is a remarkable place known as Baobab Alley.

Here, you can witness a unique species of trees that are found only in this region.

Baobab Alley
Baobab Alley

The Baobab Valley is listed as part of Madagascar’s natural heritage and is considered the national tree of the island.

Some of the alley’s baobabs are over 800 years old and grow up to 30 meters in height.

While there are only a few dozen on the avenue, the landscape they create attracts thousands of tourists from various parts of the planet.

The baobab has a unique ability to store moisture during the dry season for 10 months a year. With a trunk diameter ranging from 8 to 10 meters and a massive root system, a baobab can hold up to 120,000 liters of water.

Baobabs bloom closer to evening and at night, with the blossoms falling off by morning. The fruit of the baobab is edible, featuring a sour pulp with black seeds that tastes reminiscent of ginger. It is highly nutritious, rich in vitamins C and B. Baobabs are often referred to as the “monkey bread tree,” and their fruits are favorite treats for local baboons.

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