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Tree # 46 Historic Trees of Zimbabwe – The Selous Tree of Hwange Main Camp

By March 31, 2019 No Comments

The first in an occasional series visiting the trees listed in Lyn Mullin’s excellent book “Historic Trees of Zimbabwe”. In this episode, Gus, the African Plant Hunter, shows us round the Selous Tree, the Camelthorn (Vachellia erioloba) under which the 19th Century hunter Frederick Courtney Selous is said to have pitched camp on multiple occasions while hunting in the Dete vlei. Situated at the former residence of legendary Hwange National Park Warden Ted Davison, this magnificently shaped tree may well be the reason the Hwange Main Camp was located where it is.

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