Baines Baobabs, Nxai Pan National Park

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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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  • A fairly long drive along unmade roads from the Nxai Pan National Park Lodge the Baines Baobabs location is reminiscent of the featureless pans of Namibia. For naturalists and historians this is an am...  more »
  • An interesting visit to this area right next to the salt pans. Shame that some idiots have to scratch their names into the bark of the trees.  more »
  • We were on the road from NATA to Maun on the road and took the detour to Baines baobabs. The drive off the road is challenging but feasible (4 x 4). The destination is well worth it. The huge trees on the edge of a large salt pan are worth a visit. We were all alone on the ground.
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