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Here's one to start things off, quite a monster, somewhere deep inside Kruger: this one had it's own loop somewhere near Letaba I seem to recall...

 

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Respect! beautiful tree - I wonder what has transpired in its lifetime and what it has been witness to.

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Meru National Park, Kenya. Not as big a tree but quite beautiful.

 

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This Baobab is on Kubu Island, Botswana, October 2009.

 

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We camped at Kubu Island for a couple of nights, and I slept in a bedroll 100 metres away from my team alone on the

 

ground ----scary, or what!!!

 

 

 

Jan

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Jan, that is a very interesting tree, no doubt with quite a bit of history. You are very brave!

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Jan, your's looks almost like a bonsai boabab!

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Twaffle, it's a very interesting place. I'd been wanting to go there for years, and it was right at the end of the season, so

 

we had the island and pans place to ourselves. There are many baobabs there, perhaps you've seen the photos in my

 

gallery?

 

 

 

Jan

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Jan, what a tale and what a photo! Truly a baobab work of art.

 

The last time someone asked me to show him my baobabs, he got a slap across the face!

 

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Makgadikgadi Pans (me in foreground). I'm sure Jan has seen this famous tree with David Livingstone's initials carved into it.

 

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Mombo

 

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Not that impressive a tree (though it gets my utmost respect Dikdik), but it was the first time I ever saw leaves on a baobab, testament to the heavy rainy season of 2010 that extended even to the dry season to produce green leaves in Sept. Twaffle may have seen this very tree in Meru.

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Lyn, you always make me laugh. Yes I have seen that tree in Meru. No leaves on any of my baobabs. Love to see the fruit one day as well.

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Jan, what a tale and what a photo! Truly a baobab work of art.

 

Makgadikgadi Pans (me in foreground). I'm sure Jan has seen this famous tree with David Livingstone's initials carved into it.

 

 

 

Yes,Lyn, you are right. I have many photos, both with and without leaves. I even have a photo of David Livingstone's

 

carving of his initials.

 

 

Jan

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Lynn, how about this- with leaves and without leaves?

 

 

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This was March 2003.

 

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And this was October 2003.

 

 

Chapman's Baobab

 

 

Jan

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Me, my wife, and a baobab.

 

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I even have a photo of David Livingstone's carving of his initials.

Blimey Jan, didn't realise you were that old :huh:

 

How about a photo of the carving, (graffiti)?

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Jochen, didn't realize you were a Pygmy? :huh:

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Ha,ha! G.W. I have an indistinct photo of D.L.'s initials, but I'll have to wait until after the weekend for my son to help me

 

upload. My laptop skills leave much to be desired, and he's a wizz at all things computer related.

 

 

 

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Jochen, didn't realize you were a Pygmy? :D

 

:D

 

Yes, and also a bit more thin, as the pic was taken from rather close to the tree, but with a fish eye lens!

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Twaffle, another Baobab!

 

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This was at Savuti, Botswana, in October '96

 

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Here are the flowers you were wondering about. Very pretty.

 

 

Jan

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Jan, please refer to this post regarding pic size here. Thanks, Matt

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The flowers are beautiful, thanks for the photo.

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Boabab sunset over the Chobe.

 

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Sorry, G.W.! I show your request to my son! I had told him about the size of photos.

 

 

 

Jan

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Ruaha 2009. The eles look like pygmies too :mellow:

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Mombo Camp, Botswana. March, 2010.

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Sangeeta, I had to delete your attachment, due to size: please refer to instructions about posting images in my signature. Matt

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Tarangire, June 2008

 

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