Chapman's Baobab is one of the oldest trees in Africa, reputed to be around 4000-6000 years old, and is very important for the history of colonial explorations into the continent, in addition to a being a real beauty! Uncharted Africa Safari Co. recently become the proud custodians of this beauty, as well as Green's Baobab, through the "Adopt a Monument Campaign." Supporting the iconic landmarks, promoting sustainability and conservation of Botswana's rich culture and stunning landscape.
Uncharted Africa’s flagship lodge, Jack’s Camp, is registered as a museum with the Botswana Government, and features a classic display of artifacts such as stone tools, fossils of extinct mega-fauna (i.e. giant zebra), historic etchings, maps and a collection of Bushman bead work, found in the area and collected by the owner, Ralph Bousfield’s family. Adding custody of these remarkable trees adds to the company’s strong interest in preserving the environment, culture and history of the area they call home. Uncharted Africa has pioneered and passionately supported cultural and eco-tourism in Botswana since the company’s inception 22 years ago.