Majestic Baobabs

On that journey from Gwanda to Mashaba in south western Zimbabwe, the baobabs dominated the landscape and the conversation. My colleagues teased me about my fascination with that ancient, strange tree. ‘What do you see in them?’, they asked, with bemused voices. I tried to explain how I’d fallen in love with these majestic, upside down trees with their giant trunks and branches like roots reaching the sky back when I lived in Malawi in the 1990s.