One of the 4x4 vehicles Orient Express makes a stop along the way at sunset to have tea and watch the sunset next to a baobab. Near Camp Savute Elephant Camp by Orient Express in Botswna, in the Chobe National Park. Different species of baobabs: Adansonia digitata: the baobab par excellence. It grows in all continental African semiarid, reaches 25 m in height and 10 meters in diameter. The cup is rounded and has one or more secondary trunks. Leaves having 5 to 7 leaflets. The fruit is spherical or ovoid. In the Sahel there are four types of this species, the black bark, the red bark, the bark gray and dark leaf (dark leaves). The latter is most appreciated leaves as a vegetable, gray is best for the fiber and the other for the fruits. Adansonia grandidieri. Proper of Madagascar, is the most high (25 m) and slender than the others; acilindrado and smooth. It is also the tree that has more uses and has been tapped. The bark, of a reddish gray, and that the mature tree is 10 to 15 cm thick, is so fibrous that there is any tree that is removed to a height of two meters for fabrics as they readily regenerated. The fruit is globose, twice as long as wide. The pulp of the fruit is eaten fresh and seed oil is extracted for cooking. In some areas the goats fed with these berries, the goats digest the pulp and expel the entire seed. Wood, sponge, is rich in water and has concentric rings showing the growth years. According to legend, the trees of this species harboring solitary spirits, and it is not unusual offerings at the feet of the larger fish. Adansonia gregorii (syn. A. gibbosa). Endemic to Australia. It grows on rocky outcrops, riverbeds and flood plains of northwestern Australia. Rarely exceeds ten feet tall and the cup is irregular. Check the leaves between November and March. The Australians call it dead rat tree or bottle tree. Adansonia madagascariensis. They can measure 5-12 m be in very different ways. It grows in the northeast of Madagascar and can even penetrate a few meters into the sea. The fruit is wider than long. It blooms in February and check the leaves in November. If planted in the nursery, swollen roots are an excellent vegetable. Adansonia perrieri. It also grows in northern Madagascar. There are few specimens of this endangered species. No more than 15 meters high and since it is in the southern hemisphere check leaves between November and April, as the rest of baobabs of Madagascar. Adansonia rubrostipa (syn. A. fony). It grows in the west and south of Madagascar, in sandy or clay. It is the smallest of the baobabs of Madagascar, of 4-5 m, but copies can be found up to 20 meters high. They are thick and taper before the branches, giving them a very special bottle shape. The bark is reddish brown. The blades are serrated. It is an important food source for the lemurs. Adansonia suaresensis. It grows in northern Madagascar. Also in great danger. It is a tall species, measuring up to 25 m and has a slender trunk about 2 m in diameter. The foliage is large, the leaves are 6-11 yellowish green elliptical leaflets. The fruit is twice as wide as long. Its seeds are the largest of the family. Adansonia za. It grows from the southern to northwestern Madagascar. The trunk is cylindrical and often irregular. Edible seeds and trunk are often used as deposit of dirt.