The Victoria Falls, to the local people, was a sacred place where it was believed a huge snake called Nyami-Nyami (river God) lived. Therefore human beings never stepped foot there especially in the Gorges. As such the place used to be an animal sanctuary as it remained undisturbed.
African ancestors protected the Baobab tree because of it’s fruits and because they believed that the spirits of the ancestors inhabited it’s blossoms and anyone who plucked a flower from a baobab tree would be devoured by a lion.
The power of Africa never ceases to amaze and inspire me.