Boab Prison Tree

Boab Prison Tree, Kasane: Address, Boab Prison Tree Reviews: 4/5

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MLV526
Charlotte, NC51 contributions
A historical spot
May 2021
The baobab tree at the Kasane Police station was hollowed out and used to hold up to 14 people. It's an easy spot to go check out, read a bit about on the placards, and marvel at the size of the tree. It's also located at the police station so you're a close walk from there to several shops and restaurants (as well as the ATM/money exchange).
Written 21 May 2021
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Allen B
Grand Rapids, MI8 contributions
Great history
Jan 2020
Easy stop to see a bit of history in Kasane. This Boabob tree was used as local jail and now you can walk right in an get some great photos.
Written 24 January 2020
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Lisa F
6 contributions
The only tree with both a penal and postal history
Oct 2019
Ancient tree with excellent reader boards about the role this tree played in Kasane's history, as well as the baobabs more traditional uses.
Written 8 November 2019
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Jeremy P
Auckland, New Zealand434 contributions
History Lesson
Jun 2019
The tree is impressive and the history connected to it is also very interesting. So easy to miss but worth a stop outside the Police Station for a look
Written 30 August 2019
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Klaus G
Pretoria, South Africa1 071 contributions
Interesting history in town
Aug 2019 • Friends
The boabab prison tree is at the police station in the town of Kasane, Botswana. There is interesting info at the tree and one has to use one's imagination to envisage what it was like to house prisoners in such a tree. Interesting and well worth the stop.
Written 21 August 2019
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LLYRIK TOURS
Düsseldorf, Germany66 contributions
One of the biggest baobabs
Jul 2019
Right next to the Chobe safari lodge at the police station you can see this big baobab tree, which was used as a prison. Amazing that a tree can grow this big
Written 14 August 2019
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19 265 contributions
Unique!
Aug 2019 • Friends
Stopped there with our guide and really didnt expect this to be a real thing. Well, joke was on me, this actually used to be a prison inside the tree! Really cool little spot with some local history.
Written 12 August 2019
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Riaan V
Pretoria, South Africa75 contributions
Boabab prison tree
Jun 2019 • Family
This is a must visit. There is a tree right in front of the police station. With a info board. But that we do not know is behind the police station there is a tree that was used to hold 14 prisoners in side.will post pictures. That one is still in tact. Also the boabab tree closses it self when there is a hole in the side. Witch is visible on the big tree. It is still hollow on the in side.
Written 3 July 2019
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Grant
6 contributions
On the list to see in Chobe
Mar 2019 • Couples
We had been toild of this spot - a part of the area's history and still standing strong. Interesting and the photograph of the tree will form part of our trip portfolio
Written 2 April 2019
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Anja83
13 contributions
Big Baobab zim
Mar 2019 • Family
Also a very nice tourist attraction in Zimbabwe on your way to Victoria falls. With the locals selling their handmade stuff there
Written 25 March 2019
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