Vegetation of TuliOne of the greatest aspects of a Tuli safari is the magnificent scenery of the region. Humungous trees and amazing rock formations have given the region the name “Land of the Giants”.
The vegetation of the Tuli Block, particularly during the rains, is simply spectacular. The trees along the Limpopo River are gigantic
, especially the Nyala trees, a species that only occurs in this part of Botswana.
The local name for this tree is the Mashatu tree. The Fever trees with their yellow-green branches adorn the river banks, creating a very special atmosphere. These trees were once wrongly believed to be the cause of malaria because of their proximity to water.
The Wild Sesame is also abundant, lending a specific beauty to the landscape with its ghost-like "arms" reaching out to the sky. On the rocky outcrops there are two species of Euphorbia
, namely E. ingens and E. cooperi. They look similar but E. ingens has a longer, bare main stem. They both have a very poisonous latex which is used as fish poison and is said to cause blindness.
The vegetation of Tuli is another adding factor to what makes this land so unique to Botswana. With vegetation unique to this area
of the world, travellers concerned with experiencing the true beauty and magic of Botswana will see the Tuli area as a must visit when exploring this majestic land.