Baines Baobabs

07th August 2016
I have previously visited Bains Baobabs 8 years ago and while over-landing across Botswana we decided it was time for another visit.The entrance to Baines is at the Nxai Pan National Park entrance gate and after doing the formalities we set of on the 30 km drive to Baines.

The road is not great and it is very corrugated in sections as well as having thick sand to contend with as well but after driving for just over an hour we arrived at the Baobabs, a impressive collection of trees on the edge of a large dried up pan. After briefly stopping at the Baobabs we set off to go and set up our campsite, we would return to the trees later in the afternoon for a photography session. Around 4 pm we headed back to Baines Baobabs, the light was a bit better and we set off looking for the best angle to photograph the trees, we remained there for the remainder of the afternoon and into the early evening shooting from various angles and trying to make the most of our stay there, I used some fill flash once the light had faded to try and get a different perspective on the trees in the beautiful evening colours.

Finally when it got too dark we headed back to our campsite, our campsite was situated between two massive old Baobab trees and I used the Southern most tree to try some star photography, the LED light from the tent provided a perfect way to illuminate the magnificent tree.

After a productive stay at Baines we left early the following morning to continue our journey through Botswana.

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