Tsimbazaza Zoo, Antananarivo

2.1
#4 of 6 in Parks in Antananarivo
Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
Get a glimpse of Madagascar's abundant wildlife at Tsimbazaza Zoo, a zoological and botanical garden. Built on what was once a sacred place where children were forbidden, the zoo removed the ancient taboo and now offers a wide variety of educational entertainment for the youngest. See the rare aye-aye--a small nocturnal lemur--giant tortoises, colorful birds, and strange reptiles. Also on site you'll find a small museum with animal skeletons, including those of extinct mega-vertebrates, that houses the bones of a 3 m (10 ft) tall elephant bird and its basketball-size egg shells, as well as those of pygmy hippos and giant lemurs. You can also tour some 80,000 plant specimens in Madagascar's largest herbarium here. Tsimbazaza Zoo is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
Create an itinerary including Tsimbazaza Zoo
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Tsimbazaza Zoo reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 3.0
229 reviews
Google
3.8
TripAdvisor
  • Since many decades, this is the historical Malagasy zoo, the only one for many years. It is quite easy to visit, in town, and if you have no time for going aroud the country, you can still see...  more »
  • The zoo with the botanical gardens is not well kept.Even the local exhibits are limited.They don't show any Chemeleons, Gaekkos, Flying Foxes, or Mongoose.  more »
Google
  • fun place to spend the day
  • Very nice place to visit! I recommend getting a guide 😊 Ask for price in MGA beforehand.
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance