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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Camping was fantastic here and the food was quite good. It was a nice place to have a combination of "roughing" it with also having pool and bar/food access. Nice music, outdoor feel and a great place to play cards. Hot showers, convenient facilities and a really really kind manager to make you feel at home. This was a stop... More

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South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having stayed there two years ago and been disappointed we decided to go back and stay for a night on either side of a camping trip into the pans. It has improved in terms of service and attitude though it is still worth checking the mosquito nets as on the first of the two nights we found some holes in... More

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We camped there in June 2014 for 2 nights, what an unusual place. Care,imagination & location was put into creating this interesting astablishment amongst the baobabs.Camp grounds were clean, spacious & with all the trimmings ( brai, fire pit, gazebo & power). The ablution block was clean & with hot water. The managers & staff were a good friendly &... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had no idea what to expect when we booked Planet Baobab. It is a really cool place. We stayed in Cabins 7 and 8 with comfortable beds, hot showers and nice ambience. The unique architecture and mosquito netting made it an exotic, yet comfortable environment. The food was freshly made and delicious -- particularly loved the soups. The staff... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I camped here in May 2014. The set-up is very cool with a funky bar and amazing pool nestling under the giant baobab trees. The showers are private but open to the elements which I loved - and they had hot water! I did the tour to the meerkats and Makgadigadi Pans in the morning. I never expected to get... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The Lodging: Nice little huts, simply furnished but comfortable. I liked the little porch in front and there was reasonable privacy with the huts on either side. We went in the cold season so I found the quasi-outdoor bathroom to be cool but the thick walls would be very cool and insulating in the hotter weather. Hospitality and food: The... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We camped for two nights at Planet Baobab and thought it was great. The campsites were nice (individual braais and firepits, power ports, shaded area), and the campsite ablutions were clean and had hot water. There is a big pool area, and nice bar area. We had a delicious lunch one day at the restaurant, and the staff were all... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

An interest setting and interesting style. Good rooms and facilities. Good food with friendly service. We were disappointed that the morning excursion was not well-described by staff, as we might have taken that drive through sand rather than missing out, as we did.

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Brussels, Belgium
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Scenery is fantastic, the setting of central facilities (restaurant, bar, swimming pool) is great, decoration even of camping ablution blocks is done with great care. The restaurant serves decent food (don't expect gastronomic dinner though) en the bar is well stocked. Service is friendly. For us it was a perfect weekend trip to escape the dust from Maun. Camping facilities... More

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Vienna, Austria
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I found the reception staff and hotel staff pleasant. Management lied to me so they could try and make an extra dollar out of me. They were dishonest with the information they have to me. They went out of their way to tell their staff not to help us with information. I stayed there twice and supported them but never... More

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Address: Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
Location: Botswana > Central District > Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Planet Baobab Hotel Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

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