The Big Tree.


Sometimes said to have its roots in the air, the baobab or cream of tartar tree is a very distinctive feature of this part of the Zambezi Valley.

This specimen was estimated to have a girth of about 65ft when visited by Watson in 1891. The men at the foot of the tree were stationed there to give an idea of its size. Modern measurements give the girth as 53ft (16m) and height as 66ft (20m), while the tree is thought to be in the region of 1500 years old.

Drift crossing