Jane is an avid birder and nature enthusiast, whose deep love for travel, camping and exploring the natural world knows no bounds. Assisted by her nature-loving husband, Rob, a skilled photographer, they form a dynamic duo dedicated to visiting remote and breathtaking landscapes. With their camera lenses as their creative instruments, they capture the beauty of birds and wildlife, all while advocating tirelessly for conservation.

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  1. There is a pub inside a baobab tree in the Limpopo province. It has electricity, a dart board and even a phone. Another story about the origins of the baobab tree is that back in the beginning the baobab tree wanted flowers like the protea, and the protea agreed. However, the baobab was not satisfied and so the animals plucked it up and shoved it back in the ground upside down. One of the bush legends also says that if a baby drinks a mixture of the tree’s bark and water, the baby will grow up to be powerful. Legend or no legend though, is it not extraordinary the reverence that the tree demands, just by it’s pure presence?

    • blank Jane says:

      I don’t think I mentioned even a fraction of the stories about this tree. It is such an awesome tree – even to stand under it, one can feel its presence! Thank you for your coment and interesting contribution. Its always good to get someone else’s views and ideas.

  2. I enjoyed this and several other articles at your blog. As an American visiting southern Africa, the Baobab is almost an icon of what is Africa.

    I have a blog, which is focused on photographers and issues related to safari travel with a bit of emphasis on northern Botswana. I would love to have this article as a guest article on my site … of course I would give full copyright credit to you on the article and photos as well as provide a short bio and link to your site. If interested, please contact me at

    Buddy Eleazer

  3. blank Carol Bishop says:

    Hi Jane

    I visited the toilet tree in Jan 2011 but nothing is left of the toilet now – just some broken pipes.  It has actually been there longer than you say.  My Dad (now 91 and living in Australia was the doctor at Katima in the 1950s and he and Mum say the flushing toilet was installed by the Magistrate at the time , Major Trollop outside his office.  Apparently he only use it once – he saw a snake there the second time and never used it again!

    • blank Jane says:

      Carol, thanks very much for giving us the correct version of the building of the toilet in the tree. We appreciate it when inaccuracies are pointed out as we would like to avoid these. Sad that it’s gone after all these years, but it wasn’t a terribly practical idea.

  4. blank Ranaashish3 says:

    very amazing…  say..    vowwwwww  !!!!!!!!!!!!

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