Baines’ Baobabs

Baine's Baobabs in Nxai Pan

Overlooking Kudiakam pan, on the south side of Nxai Pan National Park, is a group of 7 giant baobab trees. These 7 impressive baobabs, originally known as the Sleeping Sisters, were immortalized for posterity by the artist/adventurer Thomas Baines on 22 May 1862, when he was travelling from Namibia to Victoria Falls with the explorer James Chapman. Although there is nothing particularly out of the ordinary about these trees, when the pan is covered in water the setting is very beautiful. An outing to Baines’ Baobabs will certainly be one of the highlights of your safari.

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