In the south of the park are the famous Baines’ Baobabs, which were immortalised in paintings by the artist and adventurer Thomas Baines in 1862. Baines, a self-taught naturalist, artist and cartographer, had originally been a member of David Livingstone’s expedition up the Zambezi but was mistakenly accused of theft by Livingstone’s brother and forced to leave the party. Livingstone’s brother later realised his mistake (but never publicly admitted it), yet Baines remained the subject of ridicule in Britain. Today, a comparison with Baines’ paintings reveals that in almost 150 years, only one branch has broken off.