Planet Baobab

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  • Description
  • Facilities
Planet Baobab is located along the cracked and cropless landscape on the road between Maun and Francistown, where elephants tear up any tree that dares to raise its head, a large grey hulk looms into sight at the edge of the road. Watch out for the giant anteater on the side of the road.

Follow the side road pointed out by that anteater snout and you will discover the intriguingly named Planet Baobab. This is the baobab capital of the world, where the average age of each tree is 4000 years and beyond and the boundless lunar landscape of the Makgadikgadi salt pans is the size of Switzerland. Planet Baobab is home to one of the largest and coolest pools in the Kalahari and the funkiest bars and restaurant serving interesting and delicious dishes from all across Africa, and we are vegetarian friendly. Just a stone's throw away is the elephant's paddling pool. The elephants and travellers mostly ignore each other.

You can sleep in traditionally styled Bakalanga or Baobab Huts containing en-suite bathrooms with showers; Dome Tents with fully made up stretcher beds or pitch your tent and park your 4x4 in our shady campsite, all with the best ablutions in the bush.

Light your own campfire, or gather round the communal blaze in the 'lelwapa' and enjoy a cool drink, then sling your own 'boerewors' onto the fire or enjoy Planet Baobab's unique Pan-African cuisine. Base yourself here and you can take guided day trips or overnight tours.

Get up close and personal with super-friendly habituated meerkats, tour the local village and learn about Botswana culture, visit a local cattle post and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch, and visit Nxai Xini Pan to seek out ancient stone tools and fossils. Visit the famous Green’s Baobab, do a walk through a baobab forest and much much more.

During the dry season, quad bike across the Makgadikgadi Pans, sleep out under the stars or do a five-night quad bike expedition to the remote and mysterious Kubu Island. During the wet season see the spectacular migration. Host to between 35 to 75000 zebra and wildebeest, Southern Africa’s last and little-known annual migration.

In a continent which is full of surprises, and a place which is full of nothing, Planet Baobab is really something.
  • Type: Safari Lodge, Camping and Caravanning, Tented Camp
  • Sleeps: 199
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6
  • Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tswana (Setswana)

6 Reviews on Planet Baobab

My daughter and I stayed at Planet Bayobab for two nights. The staff were great. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Elsebé, the manager, was awesome. She went out of her way to rearrange her day so that my daughter and I could go on an afternoon safari... which was amazing. Our room was very clean, and it was fun to sleep in a hut. The food at the restaurant was very good and the wait staff were good. Planet Baobab was also very relaxing. We were able to sit by the pool in a little cabana and read. It is also fun to sit in the bar area and chat with people. I wasn't sure what to expect when I made the reservation at Planet Bayobab, but after we got there, the place exceeded any expectations that I might have had, it is an amazing place!

Dean Ruggiero, South Africa
07 April 2014

We will go back any time and would recommend it to everyone. The accommodation, surroundings, staff, pub and restaurant were all lovely.

Michele van Niekerk, South Africa
19 January 2014

What a lovely place to stay! Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, even though the camping site got flooded.

Diederik Fourie, South Africa
13 December 2013

Facilities was not good.

Drieka Erasmus, South Africa
16 July 2013

This is my 2nd stay at Planet Baobab and each time has been fantastic. The staff are very friendly and very accommodating. This last stay Angela assisted us with arranging of a second night as they were fully booked, she found us a spot and made sure we were happy and comfortable. Thank you! I can't wait for my next trip to spend a few days there.

Ross Haydock, South Africa
10 July 2013
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Price & Availability

ON REQUEST
Thursday 11th September
  • Per Person Sharing:
  • R450
  • Per Person:
  • R600
  • Per Unit:
  • R1350
  • Minimum Stay:
  • 2 Nights
 
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Baobab HutsX 7
Includes: Room Only
These huts contain double beds with clean bedding, en-suite bathrooms, fans and mosquito nets.
Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds Double beds
Other Fan, No Smoking in Rooms
 
Baobab Huts
Sleeps 2 Price:
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Family Bakalanga HutsX 3
Includes: Room Only
The Family Baklanga Huts feature central double beds with single beds on either side and en-suite bathrooms as well as mosquito nets.
Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds Double beds, Single beds
Other Fan, No Smoking in Rooms
 
Family Bakalang ..
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Overlander CampsitesX 4
Includes: Self-catering
The Overlander Campsites are large enough to fit an overland truck and feature braai facilities, an undercover dining area and funky communal ablution facilities with showers and hot water.
Bathroom Facilities Shower only, Shared bathroom
Other Self-catering
 
Overlander Camp ..
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Public CampsitesX 5
Includes: Self-catering
The Public Campsites feature braai facilities and funky communal ablution facilities with showers and hot water.
Bathroom Facilities Shower only, Shared bathroom
Other Self-catering
 
Public Campsites
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Twin Bakalanga HutsX 8
Includes: Room Only
These huts contain twin single beds with clean bedding, en-suite bathroom, fans and mosquito nets.
Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds Twin beds, Single beds
Other Fan, No Smoking in Rooms
 
Twin Bakalanga ..
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Twin Dome TentsX 6
Includes: Room Only
These comfortable Dome Tents contain twin stretcher beds made up with clean bedding. These tents will make use of the communal ablution facilities with showers and hot water.
Bathroom Facilities Shower only, Shared bathroom
Beds Twin beds
Other No Smoking in Rooms
 
Twin Dome Tents
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* This data is a guide and is subject to change. Please confirm rates and availability by requesting a quote.

Baobab Huts x 7

Includes: Room Only

These huts contain double beds with clean bedding, en-suite bathrooms, fans and mosquito nets.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds Double beds
Other Fan, No Smoking in Rooms

Family Bakalanga Huts x 3

Includes: Room Only

The Family Baklanga Huts feature central double beds with single beds on either side and en-suite bathrooms as well as mosquito nets.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds Single beds, Double beds
Other Fan, No Smoking in Rooms

Overlander Campsites x 4

Includes: Self-catering

The Overlander Campsites are large enough to fit an overland truck and feature braai facilities, an undercover dining area and funky communal ablution facilities with showers and hot water.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Shower only, Shared bathroom
Other Self-catering

Public Campsites x 5

Includes: Self-catering

The Public Campsites feature braai facilities and funky communal ablution facilities with showers and hot water.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Shower only, Shared bathroom
Other Self-catering

Twin Bakalanga Huts x 8

Includes: Room Only

These huts contain twin single beds with clean bedding, en-suite bathroom, fans and mosquito nets.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds Single beds, Twin beds
Other Fan, No Smoking in Rooms

Twin Dome Tents x 6

Includes: Room Only

These comfortable Dome Tents contain twin stretcher beds made up with clean bedding. These tents will make use of the communal ablution facilities with showers and hot water.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Shower only, Shared bathroom
Beds Twin beds
Other No Smoking in Rooms

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