Starry sky and baobab trees, Madagascar 13 Dec 2016
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The baobab tree, also known as the ‘tree of life’, is prehistoric. Baobab trees were around long before man – they grew before the continents split apart more than 200 million years ago. Although they grow in many African countries, the baobab is the national tree of Madagascar. They are trees with gargantuan dimensions: they can grow to about 100ft (30 metres) tall and 165ft (50 metres) in circumference, and can live for a staggering 5,000 years. Discover Madagascar’s diverse animal and plant life by travelling on Insight Guides’ Wild Madagascar trip.