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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.

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace

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.

ACTIVITIES & AIR TRANSFERS:
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.

CHANGES TO EXISTING BOOKINGS:
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.

PAYMENT TERMS:
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).

CREDIT CARD TRANSACTIONS:
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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Availability and pricing

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  • Twin Bakalanga Huts Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 8 These huts contain twin single beds with clean bedding, en-suite bathroom, fans and mosquito nets. Features:  Twin beds, En-suite, Single beds, Fan, No Smoking in Rooms
    from R2298 For 2 guests
    • Rooms Adults
      • Baobab Huts Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 7 These huts contain double beds with clean bedding, en-suite bathrooms, fans and mosquito nets. Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Fan, No Smoking in Rooms
        from R1867 For 2 guests
        • Rooms Adults
          • Public Campsites Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 5 The Public Campsites feature braai facilities and funky communal ablution facilities with showers and hot water. Features:  Shower only, Shared bathroom, Self-catering
            from R575 For 2 guests
            • Rooms Adults
              • Overlander Campsites Sleeps 30 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 4 The Overlander Campsites are large enough to fit an overland truck and feature braai facilities, an undercover dining... see more Features:  Shower only, Shared bathroom, Self-catering
                from R431 For 2 guests
                • Rooms Adults
                  • Family Bakalanga Huts Sleeps 4 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 3 The Family Baklanga Huts feature central double beds with single beds on either side and en-suite bathrooms as well as... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Single beds, Fan, No Smoking in Rooms
                    from R2298 For 2 guests
                    • Rooms Adults

                      Reviews for Planet Baobab

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                      Tanya Kruth
                      06 June 2018

                      I had to pay again at the places. Can you please refund me my payment from you?

                      Wessel Myburgh
                      03 May 2018

                      I booked via safarinow and payed dubbel the rates that my fellow trefelers payed. Im very dis apointed.The restaurant was not on standert. The food came on drips and draps. So food got cold. The vegetables was under cook. The bar is joy full. Awesom pool area. Other camp sites played musick and botherd. As well as at ellephant sands.

                      Remo Sorato
                      04 April 2018

                      Il costo del wifi lo ho trovato un pò eccessivo. Andrebbe fatta più manutenzione del verde che si sta mangiando i percorsi a piedi.

                      Hugo Voigts
                      11 September 2017

                      We camped at Planet Baobab in July 2017 and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great facilities with friendly and efficient staff means we will be back. It was a great base to explore the surrounding areas.

                      Hendrik Hollenbach
                      27 August 2017

                      We enjoyed every bit of our stay over. Had a really nice dinner at the restaurant. Staff very friendly and help full.

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                      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