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Photo of the Week: Underneath the Baobab Tree, Western Kruger, South Africa

  • Induna Adventures (Photo) Jaco Lubbe (Text)
  • 22 April 2012

This gigantic, magnificent, old-as-time and – some would say – upside-down tree is known as the baobab. A symbol of endurance, strength and conservation.

This mystical and iconic figure can mainly be found in the northern parts of Kruger National Park. While you are likely to be taken aback by its presence and history, it also gives an exciting feeling of freedom and inspires a desire to explore this area, as many generations before have done.

Photo of the Week (22 April 2012) - Under the Baobab, Western Kruger, South Africa

You will therefore not be the first to enjoy the splendour that this tree has to offer, to man and beast alike. You will certainly not be the last. The baobab has been a source of materials and food for millennia. Its leaves are edible and the tree bears a delicious fruit that offers a valuable source of nutrition. Its mighty trunk also stores huge amounts of water to protect against the hardships the tree has to endure.

In many ways the Baobab is a perfect symbol for Earth Day. It is a mighty testament to Earth’s resilience and its ability to provide for us.

When I spend time underneath a Baobab tree, it feels as if time stands still. It feels like it is cheering me on in life ‘come on, I have done it, you can too.’ ” – Anonymous

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Jaco Lubbe

Jaco Lubbe is the owner of Induna Adventures, a one-stop adventure destination in South Africa and the whl.travel local connection for the Panorama Route of South Africa. His passion for the outdoors and the people he has met along the way marinated his hobby into an everyday lifestyle. It is his passion to show everybody to life and experience life to the fullest.
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2 Responses to “Photo of the Week: Underneath the Baobab Tree, Western Kruger, South Africa”

  1. Joanne says:

    I too have seen the Baobab tree in Zambia but they are few and far between. The African countries need to start planting trees to save the Elephants, have shade & stop erosion as global warming is only going to get worse.
    I don’t mean to be negative, but this is a reality. Check out Ripple Africa where they are re planting trees in Malawi.
    I will be going to Zambia for the 2nd time this August to take plans for tree planting, composting, permaculture water heating and 3 suitcases full of useful items.
    The first time I was there I met Max. He drove me across Zambia to Western province.

    Maxwell Katyamba had worked for World Vision for 13 years and has now decided to start his own business.

    Wakmaf Bus Services can accommodate from 1-7 people in air conditioned comfort or up to 29 people for larger groups.

    Max has driven me across Zambia in August 2011 and will do so again in 2012′

    I would highly recommend him if you need a reliable, safe, friendly driver or need to accommodate a large group. Zambia & Beyond!
    Please keep this flyer on file should you need some help in the future.

    Thank you for your time.
    Joanne Hutchinson
    Toronto, Canada

    Wakmaf Bus Services
    260 977-417331
    Maxwell Katyamba
    katyambamax@yahoo.co.uk

  2. Get A Trip says:

    I was able to see first-hand the beauty and wonderment of the baobab trees when my family and I traveled to Kruger, South Africa, when I was just a teenager. Thanks for the memories! Roman T.

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