Great bar, lovely pool (though absolutely freezing), wonderful rooms but the service is terrible. I was with an overlanding group (families might be treated differently) and we were camping for two nights. We drove in, our leader went to reception and we set up camp (as upgrades were a ridiculous US$125 a night a room for two) and all was good, UNTIL the next day at lunch time when another group of travellers turn up telling us we have to move as we are in there spot that they booked a year in advance (we had also booked in advance). We stood our ground but management was useless, only giving us the option of either moving our tents or upgrading at a discount, ie paying them for their mistake. We would've left at that point but the next night was paid in advance and they didn't allow refunds.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Planet Baobab Hotel Makgadikgadi Pans National Park