Where to find Baobabs?

Areas of Distribution:

Baobabs (Adansonia digitata) can be found in Africa South of the Sahara:

Southern and Eastern Africa: Ethiopia (in the South), Eritrea, Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan (in the South), Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botsuana, Namibia (in the very North), Angola, Mozambique, Somalia, South Africa (in the North, Limpopo Province)

West Africa: Burkina Faso, Kamerun, Tchad, Kongo, Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo.

Map - Areas of Distribution

Map – Areas of Distribution

Baobabs were widely distributed by humans – Arab merchands for example traded the fruit on Egyptian markets and further East. The trees are said to be found in countries as far as Vietnam and Indonesia. A less positive distribution factor was the slave trade to Latin America: Baobabs can be found in the Carabbean today. Some Baobabs enjoy the warm climate in Florida. More baobabs grow in Australia (in the North-West) and in Madagascar. But the species there are not Adansonia digitata. This topic will be covered in another text.

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