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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Baobab trees found in Tarangire and Ruaha are great attraction during your Tanzania safari

Wildlife safari tours in Tanzania is a vacation holiday in Africa to see diverse wildlife species, wonderful landscape, trees, and local people

Baobab trees found in Tarangire are both hosts of wildlife like elephants and also provide food for them and even nice Marula juice. When you book Tanzania safari, consider adding Tarangire to Northern circuit safari itinerary or Ruaha to southern circuit Tanzania wildlife tours.

You will do your Tanzania safari by visiting several game parks such as Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National park. During safari holiday, you will see a lot of wild animals, trees and local people, among famous trees is Baobab Tree. The baobab tree is most famous and seen in large quantities in Tarangire National Park. The baobab tree is useful for Elephants as shade and source of food and water. Typical Tanzania safari recommended is Tanzania safari itinerary 7 days, read about Tanzania safari travel deal and inquire.

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One of Africa’s ancient trees, the baobab (Adansonia digitata) is synonymous with the African plains; prevalent throughout Afric, Adansonia digitata can also be found on the island of Madagascar, where other species of the baobab tree grow. One species of the baobab tree, Adansonia gregorii, can only be found in northern Australia.

Characteristics of the African Baobab Tree
Adansonia digitata is most well known for its wide trunk, in which it can store vital life-saving water, the African baobab tree is deciduous and some are said to be thousands of years old. It produces large, aromatic flowers up to 7 inches wide; the baobab tree of Africa also produces fruit, which hangs from the branches of the tree. The fruit of the African baobab tree is particularly appealing to baboons, hence its nickname monkey-bread tree.

How the Baobab Tree Stores Water
The African baobab tree is known as the tree of life; it is capable of storing life-saving water during the drought season which is vital to local nomadic people who may not have any other means of obtaining water. Large baobab trees are said to contain more than 30,000 gallons of water; to access this water, the Kalahari bushmen also use hollow pieces of grass (much like a straw) to suck the water out.
The use of the Baobab Tree for Food

The African baobab tree is a vital nutrition source for many local tribes; the fruit of the baobab tree contains both pulp and seeds which are eaten. The pulp can also be mixed with water and made into a drink; the seeds of the baobab tree can be eaten alone or mixed with millet. The seeds can also be traded for the extraction of the oil or eaten in a paste; seedlings and young leaves are eaten like asparagus or are used in salads.

Living in the Trunk of a Baobab Tree
The hollow trunk of the baobab tree (either aged naturally or through human intervention) is a place where native people have stored grain, water or livestock. The size of some baobab trees is so great that natives have used the hollow of the baobab tree trunk in which to live.

The Baobab tree of Africa is known as the upside-down tree; an ancient tree of life, the baobab tree is capable of storing water vital for the survival of local nomads. In Tanzania, you can find a lot of baobab trees at the central region called Dodoma.