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Baines Baobabs

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Visit to the trees and driving around on the pans

Just visited the lower part of Nxai to visit the trees. Very worthwhile drive across sandy roads... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeroen H
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Baines BaoBab – surreal landscape

Kwando Camp drove me here – we started late morning and got here mid-day. The road was sandy but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TheCuta07
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Cliffside Park, New Jersey, USA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just visited the lower part of Nxai to visit the trees. Very worthwhile drive across sandy roads and plains. Recommended stop between maun and gweta.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jeroen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kwando Camp drove me here – we started late morning and got here mid-day. The road was sandy but you don’t get dusty because there is very little traffic. Carry a jacket and cap if you do the trip in July. I didn’t see any...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent place for romantic stay on lonely island in salt pane. Bucket shower (if you bring your own water), BBQ and sleeping under baobab with milky way above it is unforgettable experience.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Hynek P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 136km road between Maun and Nxai Pan has sections which are badly potholed so the drive took 1.5 hours. It was a 1 hour drive to Baine's Campsites once inside the park on a very sandy road. There are only 3 Baine's campsites and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Doey D
Reviewed July 7, 2019

The cluster of enormous baobabs are reached by a long, sandy, 4WD road (about 45 minutes from the park entrance). The rangers will advise you which roads to use, depending on the conditions. The trees stand in stark relief to the flat white pans around...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

This place is truly amazing - walking across the salt pane I felt like on a different planet. I wish I was there in the wet season, but then roads will probably be close to impassable. Campsite is good, but there is no water available...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AM-Johannesburg
Reviewed January 14, 2019

Well, you don't really camp "under" the trees, but the baobabs are so massive that you'll definitely be sleeping under their leaves. I highly recommend driving to Baines even if you're not camping--and even though it's a good distance from the main track in Nxai...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018

Set on the edge of a salt pan these ancient baobabs stand majestic Nice story attached to why they are there. A must see visit when visiting the National Park.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank TheTrailingSpouse
Reviewed October 12, 2018

We would highly recommend the night stay in the desert (for us it was an amazing experience). We loved the meerkats watching. The quad tour was also lots of fun. Very knowledgeable guide. Don't expect to see a lot of game during the car ride...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Julie R
Reviewed September 14, 2018

This is worth the long detour to see the grove of trees and the salt pans surrounding them. very different from the other areas in the park. some birds, not many mammals, as there is no water near here.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Keith P | Reviewed this property |
Baines Baobabs is a remote dry pan with unique and untouched nature. There are no campsites in the vicinity - there is no water supply, drainage facilities or services. In my opinion it is not a place to stay for more that a... More
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