Sunday, June 2, 2013

Shadreck's Office

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While visiting Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, we stopped by Shadreck's Office.

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Shadreck's Office is this massive baobab in Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe.

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Shadreck hollowed out the inside of this amazingly old baobab
(think hundreds and hundreds of years) and used to live inside.

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The problem?  Shadreck was a hugely successful poacher
and used it to hide the animals he had killed.

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This was one of the largest, most beautiful baobabs I have ever seen.
It was a pity to learn its sad poaching history,
but also amazing to see the inside of a baobab and see it surviving Shadreck.

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We saw a Klipsringer (my first time) and they are absolutely adorable!

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A sneak peek of the next post: the lovely Chivilila Falls!

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