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Planet Baobab

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
Planet Baobab
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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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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to Planet Baobab to visit the Nxai Pan and Makgadikgadi Pans, as most people probably do. Without your own tranport, it is a little difficult to get to. If coming from Francistown or Maun, get off the public bus at Gweta and hope for a lift (there are no taxis when you get off as I found) or... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We only stayed at PB for one night, mainly so that we could take the salt pans and meerkats expedition the following morning. Yes, PB is a bit on the rustic side, but the staff was friendly and the rooms were clean, and the location among the baobab trees was great. To boot, the expedition was really enjoyable. Robert, our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Unfortunately the day we arrived it was pouring with rain and had been so for the 4 days prior. This meant that a two hour return trip to the Pans was now a 8 hour return trip which meant we did not have time so unfortunately we were unable to view the Pans which was the reason we stopped here.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We camped at Planet Boabab for two nights after only expecting to stay for a night. We had planned to drive to Kubu Island but chose the wrong road South from Gweta via Zorogo. It was extremely wet and we ended up having to dig out our vehicle for more than two hours. It meant that daylight was running out,... More 

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Maun, Botswana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

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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Botswana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

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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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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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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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
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12 hotel reviews
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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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