Morondava

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My first card from Madagascar comes from Ranjee. 🙂

Morondava is a coastal town in the West of Madagascar. Many people come here just to see the magnificent Avenue du Baobab right outside town. The giant trees, some a thousand years old, stand regal guard in an almost straight line along a rich earthen path that’s a joy to walk down. Morondava is also a good place to organise a visit to Parc National des Tsingy de Bemaraha further north.

The area around Morondava was once the epicentre of the Sakalava kingdom, and home to burial grounds with erotically carved tombs for which the tribe is famous. Sadly, nearly all the sacred tombs have been destroyed. They were pillaged to the point of destruction decades ago.

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