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Situated close to the village of Gweta, 290 km from Francistown & 200km from Maun, this family friendly camp accepts children of all ages. Planet Baobab combines style with comfort while remaining true to its African inspiration. Accommodation provides different options at all price levels. Traditionally styled, beautifully painted Kalanga Huts with en-suite bathrooms or the shady campsite. The Africantastic ‘shebeen’ style central mess features a tasty bar menu, and when it heats up, cool off in the biggest coolest pool in the Kalahari. Activities on offer all year round include: guided bush walks; traditional cattle post and village visits; incredibly friendly habituated meerkats; historical baobabs. Dry season (25th April to 31st October) activities include quad biking on the saltpans; a sleep out under the magnificent Makgadikgadi night sky. Wet season (1st November to 24th April) activities include the spectacular zebra and wildebeest migration experience.
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park Botswana
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Maun Airport123 mi
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Lovely painted huts, 1500-2000 year old Baobab trees, fantastic guided game drives and a meerkat colony to visit on the salt pans. Wonderfully knowledgeable guide Backos (sp?), he showed us incredible sights and let us taste termite mushrooms and sour plums. Thoroughly enjoyed
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Response from NS-Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Planet Baobab
Responded 2 days ago
Thanks for your kind review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards, Pru - Planet Baobab marketing team
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The staff were great but the food let the place down, The menu was limited and the same for lunch and dinner so don't expect fine dining. The trip to see the Meerkats was so well worth while although it was along drive to get there. Our guide and driver Eskay was very
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Response from NS-Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Planet Baobab
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review, we really appreciate your feedback. It's great that you were able to meet the meerkats - they really are very special. Kind regards, Pru - Planet Baobab marketing team
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situated on a magical spot, surrounded by boabab trees. Second visit, last year camping, this year a bungalow. Nice spacious, basic and clean, beds fitted with a mosquitonet which comes in usefull after some rain. The pool could be cleaner..the insects in the water cannot be
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Response from NS-Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Planet Baobab
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us this review. It's really appreciated. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Pru - Planet Baobab marketing team
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Lodge is fine, with spacious rooms. There is A-C in the rooms. No fridge. Some very nice baobabs (surprise?) in the compound and in the area. Because of the rainy season, unfortunately no trips to the Nxai pans. Instead we did a nice half day trip to the meerkats, which were
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Response from NS-Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Planet Baobab
Responded Jan 13, 2019
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us this review, we really appreciate it. Your comments have been taken on board and passed on to the relevant parties. Thank you for your constructive feedback. It's great to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back before too long. Kind regards, Pru - Planet Baobab marketing team
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Huts are thatched and rooms are nicely decorated with mosquito netting provided. It is very quiet and quite isolated in the bush. Be sure to do the evening walk with a local guide and watch the sunset nearby. Good base for exploring the area for game drives.
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Response from NS-Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Planet Baobab
Responded Dec 2, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to leave us this lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards, Pru - Planet Baobab marketing team
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Sorry Paradise1, unfortunately I'm reading your email today. We weren't at the campsite at Planet Baobab because a cabin was included in our reserved "Merzt Mania Package". But the camping site is right next to the cabins. It is big, partly shady, very clean and also the sanitary facilities are clean. We were on the way with the tent, which is why we inspected each camping site of course, also because we will travel Botswana again. Greeting schulze frey
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I really don't know but I would say with confidence you don't need to stay there to do their tours. The staff there are very helpful, just ask them.
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Hi Petro, the camp is positioned just off the main road and is very well signposted (look for the giant aardvark!). The camp offers excursions to see the pans both morning and afternoon, otherwise there is no access to the national park. We also offer morning and afternoon meerkat excursions (when they're most active).
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"You can choose to camp or have a hut, some with fans or A/C."
"Bakalanga huts are bigger than Baobab huts"
"I think all rooms would be similar"
"I didn't sleep in the rooms, but my bed in the Ntwetwe pan was good!"
"Open every window and the door fully and run fan prior to returning to room after dinner to try and cool it down!"
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