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All the Baobabs in the world come from Madagascar

All the Baobabs in the world come from Madagascar

All the Baobabs in the world come from Madagascar

International research involving Malagasy academics, Chinese and English revealed that all the world's baobabs came from Madagascar.

It all started from Madagascar with a common ancestor

First reflex of the team of international researchers, call to the urgent need to protect these large trees for the good of humanity.

After analyzing the genomes of the eight species, the results showed the Malagasy influence. It all started from Madagascar with a common ancestor. Hybridizations under “the influence of geology and the environment” gave “birth” to other species, first on Red Island.

Pollination involved wildlife, like lemurs, bats… In “baobab times”, the journey to Africa and Australia is measured in millions of years. More than twenty researchers, including two Malagasy, participated in this scientific journey through time and space, from Queen Mary University and the Royal Botanic Garden Kew in England, from the Wuhan botanical garden and the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar.

More than 11 million years !

At the outset, the species has existed on the Big Island for more than 11 million years. For a little reference, There are 2 million years, men leave the cradle of Africa to settle elsewhere. There are a 10 million years, the first hominids appear. The detected presence of the first Malagasys is dated between 4 000 and 6 000 years. And the baobabs were already there, in Madagascar.

Baobab, mother of the Malagasy forest

“Nature sanctuary” and “ecological jewel”, are the adjectives that describe the natural wealth of Madagascar. The baobab, also called “reniala” (“mother of the forest”) in Malagasy, is an ancient tree 100% Malagasy. There are eight species on the planet and six of them are endemic to the island..

The ideal place to admire the baobabs is in Morondava : the baobab alley. But you can also see them in Majunga and Tuléar, as well as in the Anakarafantsika parks, Vohibisa, and Kirindy Mitea.

Discovering the famous Baobabs of Madagascar !

To discover these famous baobabs, Coco Lodge Tour operator offers you the opportunity to visit these magical places. Most importantly, the town of Majunga has one of the largest baobab trees which is the emblem of the town, whose scientific name “Adansonia Digitata”.

By #CocoLodgeMajunga

Located a few meters from the famous and large baobab by the sea in Majunga, Coco Lodge is currently a “One-Stop-Shop”. We offer the possibility to all our clients to carry out their entire project by being their unique interface in one place. :

  • One hôtel★★★ with 18 spacious comfortable rooms,
  • One gourmet restaurant offering Malagasy cuisine, French, Lebanese, pizzas and seafood specialties,
  • A pool bar with cocktails, “tsakitsaky” and pancakes available at all hours.
  • An event and conference organizer with 3 meeting rooms can receive up to 90 people. In addition, we can host themed lunches/dinners, engagement, wedding, anniversary, …Even a bachelor/bachelorette party, or a marriage proposal, …
  • A travel and tourism services company (License C),
  • A delivery company for the entire restaurant menu throughout Majunga and the surrounding region.
  • One tour operator(B license),
  • A 4×4 rental company and quads (with valid liability insurance) with qualified driver guides. We can ensure your transfers in all Madagascar. For example from Antananarivo airport to Majunga, from Nosy Be to Majunga, even between Antsiranana and Majunga.

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