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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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Maun, Botswana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Planet Baobab provides something for everyone. A very African bar makes a great first impression and offers comfortable seating and a lovely environment for evening sun-downers. The pictures all through the bar illustrate the history of the area and are a great conversational piece. The staff go out of their way to try to accommodate your every need and really... More 

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17 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted and expected quirky kind of establishment. Quirky it was, but, in my opinion, it was a bit rundown, as well. For the price charged, better maintenance would be expected. Still, we enjoyed pleasant and efficient staff (Grace – thumbs up), quirkiness of the place and quad bike excursion to the pans. There was not a lot to choose... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stayed in a family Chalet for one night en route to the Nxai Pans . I wished we could have stayed longer. Upon arrival, our party of 10 were required to pre-book their food for that evening from a relatively small menu. Being fussy myself, and having a fussy teenager, I must confess that alarm bells started to ring!... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

In truth I didn't actually stay the night at Planet Baobab, as I went on their overnight trip to the salt pans and slept on a bed roll 'under the stars'. But I did get use of one of the rooms for a shower afterwards, and it looked really cool! The site is quite interesting with lots of iconic looking... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This place might be ok for campers wishing to be in a safe place for the night but the rooms are so hot even in the spring they would be like an oven in summer! We only had a large fan which made so much noise and did not reach both concrete based beds. I hate to give a bad... More 

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

We've been travelling in southern Africa for over four months and stayed at over 60 campsites, Planet Baobab certainly has an edge. The sites themselves are huge and private with shade and power, the bathrooms are lovely, the bar is fantastic and they are strong contenders for the best pool in southern Africa, it's awesome!

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

OK, the rooms here are in need of an update - the bathrooms in particular. But they are set in a very nice area, with many big - yes, you guessed it right - baobab trees. What's more, the restaurant/bar area is really comfy and close to the nice pool. The main attraction is the overnight stay in the salt... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Some friends and I stayed there 1 night on the way from Maun back to Gabs. We paid about 250 USD which included ATV drive through the salt pans, visiting a meerkat colony, camping in the salt pans, dinner at camp, and breakfast at the lodge the next morning. The additional part we paid for was alcohol and bottled water,... More 

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Lake of Bays, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We stayed here for one night in Feb 2014 as part of a G Adventure 54 day overland trip. Planet Baobab Resort is set in a grove of baobab trees, with open air bathrooms and showers, a large concrete pool, and an airy thatched roof bar with tall ceilings, beer bottle chandeliers, vintage posters and skin covered metal (60's- style)... More 

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19 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Nice campground surrounded by tons of baobabs which are nicely lit up at night. Bathroom facilities are open air and plentiful. One of the showers overflowed while we were there but it wasn't a big deal. Water was warm which was a pleasant surprise. Pool was beautiful and the perfect place to lounge through a hot afternoon. Campsites also have... 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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