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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We camped there for one night. We arrived in the afternoon and had a chance to use the pool, it was great. The facilities are good and the bar is very enjoyable. One of the best campsites of our 2 weeks tour.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the huts – the twin room (no double option available), was very large and clean, albeit a little dark. Reasonably priced food was available at the bar/restaurant, but ordering in advance for lunch and dinner is required. Large pool with hut style shades around the edge great for relaxing in. Tours available were a little...

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Reviewed January 18, 2017

Hospitality, accommodation and setting all very good. Beautiful unique rooms amongst huge baobabs. Even though we were only there overnight it is definitely a place to revisit. Thank you for a very positive experience.

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed January 10, 2017

What a quirky venue, The common areas are so welcoming, you will not know wether to stay in your room or mingle with the crowd. The pool area is awesome, and so is the bar area, the rooms are unique and not on top of each other. The guide is very knowledgeable and his attention to detail is impeccable.

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Thank Chad R
Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed January 9, 2017

We stopped over at Planet Baobab for two nights to break up our trip back from Maun to Zimbabwe. We spent one night at the campsite, and then another night camping under the stars out on the pans. Camping under the stars and the Meerkat encounter were the main highlights for us! If you're heading out this way - I'd...

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Perth
Reviewed January 3, 2017

Planet Baobab is a unforgettable and unique experience! The artistic style of the place is awesome with artistically painted round terracotta huts surrounded by HUGE baobab trees. This place definitely has an 'other-worldly' feel to it. At night all the baobab trees are lit up by lights, so they look like huge golden roots protruding into the sky. The pool...

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Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed January 1, 2017

We stayed two nights in Planet Baobab in October 2016. The Lodge is about two hours by car east of Maun. We slept in one of the traditional Bakalanga huts of the lodge, built from mud. Our hut consisted of two rooms, both living/sleeping room and bathroom very spacious. Beds are equipped with mosquito nets. At night it was very...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed December 19, 2016

Perhaps we were there at the hottest time of year but the rooms simply can't cool down enough even with the turbo fans supplied to have a comfortable stay. Luckily there is a pool to help and a well stocked bar, but the staff aren't really well trained to manage western guest requirements. Internet is pathetic so posting photos is...

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Thank dunbro
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 13, 2016

On our self drive tour of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana We stayed for one night in the one bedroom lodges,clean and comfortable and great size pool. We found the forward facing staff very helpful and friendly Buffet dinner and breakfast very good in a lovely African atmosphere. Unfortunately there is a thief in the camp,while i was having breakfast...

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Hindhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 22, 2016

We stopped here for two nights camping. The camp site was clean with a great thatched shade area, bbq and rubbish bin. (Best to put rubbish in a bag first as it is open). The ablution blocks were lovely with large showers and plenty of hot water. The pool is large and there are plenty of shaded spots to relax...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Planet Baobab

Address: Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
Location: Botswana > Central District > Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Price Range: $28 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As:
Planet Baobab Hotel Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
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“Open every window and the door fully and run fan prior to returning to room after dinner to try and cool it down!”
 of 5 bubbles dunbro, Dec 19, 2016 | Read review
“Any Room provided you lock your cases at all times”
 of 5 bubbles rich20202016, Dec 13, 2016 | Read review
“Traditional accommodation with modern inside.”
 of 5 bubbles guillaume391, Jul 26, 2016 | Read review
“The lodges 1-11 have the indoor bathroom, if that is of interest to you.”
 of 5 bubbles C4905VIamyb, Jun 4, 2016 | Read review
“We didn't stay for the night so I can't comment on the rooms”
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