Baines Baobabs, Nxai Pan National Park

#2 of 10 in Nature in Botswana
Must see · National Park · Nature / Park
Visit a millennia-old baobab forest, named after the man who discovered and portrayed them in a famous canvas painting, at Baines Baobabs. The distinctive baobab trees here attract many visitors, who come here to enjoy one of the undisputed wilderness highlights of Botswana. Take a trail used by the area's first two European explorers when they journeyed through Africa’s interior. The risky journey, which lasted for two years, is now easily managed with four-wheel-drives instead of ox wagons. When you spot the famous baobabs, take a photo and compare it to the iconic painting--only one branch has broken off in almost 150 years. Our Nxai Pan National Park trip builder tool makes visiting Baines Baobabs and other Nxai Pan National Park attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Not for everyone but Nxai Pans is a unique experience. Lots of sand and the animals are here but you have to be clever and a little lucky to find them. We did see lions twice. The campground is...  more »
  • Baines Baobab is an extraordinary place with large Baobab trees sitting on the edge of an extensive salt pan. Camp sites are situated around the pan but are miles apart. Each site is clean, and has a....  more »

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