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About Planet Baobab

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.


  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tswana (Setswana)

Important Information

All requests for quotes, provisional bookings, confirmed bookings, amendments and cancellations must be received in writing via e-mail or fax.
Safaris are booked subject to availability and held provisionally for 14 days.
The booking will be confirmed upon the receipt of a 20% non-refundable deposit.
This deposit must be paid at the...
All requests for quotes, provisional bookings, confirmed bookings, amendments and cancellations must be received in writing via e-mail or fax.
Safaris are booked subject to availability and held provisionally for 14 days.
The booking will be confirmed upon the receipt of a 20% non-refundable deposit.
This deposit must be paid at the time of the booking confirmation, on or before the provisional expiry date.
Should this not be received, we reserve the right to release the booking.
The balance of payment is due 60 days before the safari commences.
Should this not be received, the system automatically releases the booking on the Booking Expiry Date.
Once the reservation is fully confirmed, Uncharted Africa Safari co. requires detailed information from the Guests.
Single supplements apply.

No activities at the camps and UASC Mobile Expeditions can be guaranteed.
All activities are weather permitting.
All air transfers are subject to weather and aviation safety regulations.
Any delays or amendments to air transfers which are beyond Uncharted Africa Safari co’s. control are non-refundable.

Should you wish to change to an earlier departure, after the confirmation of a booking, you may do so subject to availability.
If the revised dates are not available, normal cancellation terms apply.
Please ensure that your travel insurance covers the cost of the cancellation fees should these be incurred for any reason.

All prices quoted exclude any bank charges related to the transaction.
Please note that you are responsible for the cost of any bank charges incurred in any of the payment processes.
All payments must be made in the currency in which the quotation was accepted, or in which the invoice is made out.
All payments should be made through electronic or telegraphic bank transfer (TT).

All credit card transactions will be converted to Botswana Pula at the prevailing rate of exchange.
Fluctuations with regard to the rate of exchange are beyond our control.
In order to avoid issues or problems relating to the above, we strongly recommend that you arrange for payment by bank transfer.
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                          Reviews for Planet Baobab

                          9 guest reviews Reviews of

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                          Hendrik Knoetze, United States of America
                          06 February 2017

                          It was an extraordinary place to visit. People very friendly en food very tasty. Not much to do but gave us time to relax.

                          Veronique Stheeman, South Africa
                          08 August 2015

                          While the place is quite quirky, the camp site was too small for 2 carsand 3 tents. We had a booking for 2 camp site, had an email to prove itfrom SafariNow, but when we arrived, they only had 1 campsite for us. Ontop of this, they wanted us to pay the full amount while we had theproof of payment saying that we had already paid the full amount. Thefood was average at the restaurant, and we had to wait a quite a bit.The wifi charge was ludicrous and ridiculous. We will not go back thereand will not recommend it.

                          Wilhelm Strydom, South Africa
                          29 April 2014

                          The whole setup of Planet Baobab has an energetic vibe to it! We camped for 2 nights and we had a awesome time! The camp sites are huge and private and each stand has a ''rondawel" which has electricity. The staff were polite and everything was clean. We were very impressed with the bar area and the pool was a surprise as well!We highly recommend Planet Baobab!

                          Dean Ruggiero, South Africa
                          07 April 2014

                          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...
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                          Michele van Niekerk, South Africa
                          19 January 2014

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

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                          Planet Baobab Map

                          Planet Baobab is 5km from the centre of Gweta , the nearest airport 240.8km (Victoria Falls International Airport).
                          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling