Planet Baobab | Botswana Camping and Caravanning Accommodation
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Planet Baobab is located along the cracked and cropless landscape on the road between Maun and Francistown, where elephants tear up any tree that dares to raise its head, a large grey hulk looms into sight at the edge of the road. Watch out for the giant anteater on the side of the road.
Follow the side road pointed out by that anteater snout and you will discover the intriguingly named Planet Baobab. This is the baobab capital of the world, where the average age of each tree is 4000 years and beyond and the boundless lunar landscape of the Makgadikgadi salt pans is the size of Switzerland. Planet Baobab is home to one of the largest and coolest pools in the Kalahari and the funkiest bars and restaurant serving interesting and delicious dishes from all across Africa, and we are vegetarian friendly. Just a stone’s throw away is the elephant’s paddling pool. The elephants and travellers mostly ignore each other.
You can sleep in traditionally styled Bakalanga or Baobab Huts containing en-suite bathrooms with showers; Dome Tents with fully made up stretcher beds or pitch your tent and park your 4×4 in our shady campsite, all with the best ablutions in the bush.
Light your own campfire, or gather round the communal blaze in the ‘lelwapa’ and enjoy a cool drink, then sling your own ‘boerewors’ onto the fire or enjoy Planet Baobab’s unique Pan-African cuisine. Base yourself here and you can take guided day trips or overnight tours.
Get up close and personal with super-friendly habituated meerkats, tour the local village and learn about Botswana culture, visit a local cattle post and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch, and visit Nxai Xini Pan to seek out ancient stone tools and fossils. Visit the famous Green’s Baobab, do a walk through a baobab forest and much much more.
During the dry season, quad bike across the Makgadikgadi Pans, sleep out under the stars or do a five-night quad bike expedition to the remote and mysterious Kubu Island. During the wet season see the spectacular migration. Host to between 35 to 75000 zebra and wildebeest, Southern Africa’s last and little-known annual migration.
In a continent which is full of surprises, and a place which is full of nothing, Planet Baobab is really something.
I enjoyed my stay and will definatly go back BUT never book via Safarinow again. I played R474 (Pula352) for camping while when paying them directly it is only Pula85. I hope Safarinow will compensate the difference.
I had to pay again at the places. Can you please refund me my payment from you?
I booked via safarinow and payed dubbel the rates that my fellow trefelers payed. Im very dis apointed.The restaurant was not on standert. The food came on drips and draps. So food got cold. The vegetables was under cook. The bar is joy full. Awesom pool area. Other camp sites played musick and botherd. As well as at ellephant sands.
Il costo del wifi lo ho trovato un pò eccessivo. Andrebbe fatta più manutenzione del verde che si sta mangiando i percorsi a piedi.
We camped at Planet Baobab in July 2017 and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great facilities with friendly and efficient staff means we will be back. It was a great base to explore the surrounding areas.