What is Baobab?
Adansonia is a genus made up of eight species of medium-to-large deciduous trees known as baobabs. They are placed in the Malvaceae family, subfamily Bombacoideae.
They are native to Madagascar, mainland Africa, and Australia. The trees have also been introduced to other regions such as Asia.
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Where is baobab found in Kenya?
Baobab is native to Africa and is typically found in sub-Saharan African countries. In Kenya, it grows in several counties including Kitui, Kilifi, Kwale, Taita Taveta, Makueni, Tharaka Nithi, and Lamu.4
Where is the best place to see baobab trees?
The ideal place to admire the baobab trees is in Morondava: the alley of baobab. But it can also be seen in Majunga and Tulear, as well as in the parks of Anakarafantsika, Vohibisa, et Kirindy Mitea.
Does Kenya have baobab trees?
There are only nine known species of Baobab trees worldwide and in Kenya, we can find Adansonia digitata (the species that can grow to the largest size and to the oldest age). Here the iconic tree has long been revered for its medicinal properties and as a symbol of longevity.
How much does a Baobab tree cost in Kenya?
Baobab trees are said to have been in existence for around 250-500 years. A giant mature baobab tree is exported and sold at between Sh100,00 to Sh300,000.
A Georgian investor George Gvasaliya is said to have developed the infrastructure of Kilifi by improving roads and constructing schools in exchange for the trees.