The Ombalantu baobab tree, known also as a Tree of Life or Omukwa waaMbalantu, is a giant baobab tree of the species Adansonia digitata, situated in Outapi in the north of Namibia. It is 28 metres tall, 26.5 metres in circumference.

Whereas the giant baobab tree could easily fit 45 people in the past, it can now hold ‘only’ 35 people and has been used as a church, post office, a chapel, a bar, a hiding site throughout history and a prison as well.

It has since become a tourist attraction.

Stepping inside this incredible tree this is what you find: two small benches, a cross and a simple altar with two old Bibles (one in Oshiwambo and one in Afrikaans)