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The accommodation at Planet Baobab is truly original, reflecting the traditional building methods of the original inhabitants of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in Botswana. Why not try something different? If you are on your way to the Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana, make Planet Baobab near Gweta part of your itinerary, unique and affordable luxury lodge on Makgadigadi Pans at Gweta in Botswana

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The Baobab Capital of the world

Along the cracked and crop-less 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.
If this is an elephant it is a very peculiar one! As the eyes recognise a giant anteater, the brain begins to wonder what might have been in that last beer?

Follow the side road pointed out by that anteater snout and you will discover the intriguingly named “Planet Baobab”. 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!

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BaKalanga hut at Planet Baobab
Where will I stay?

You can sleep in traditionally styled Bakalanga or Baobab huts with en suite showers, dome tents with fully made up stretcher beds, pitch your tent or park your 4 x 4 in our shady campsite, all with the best ablutions in the bush!

13 twin BaKalanga huts (sleeps 2)
3 Family BaKalanga huts sleeps 4)
Campsites - with equally funky communal ablution facilities
Overlander Campsites also with funky communal ablution facilities

We welcome children of all ages.
We are flexible, and are happy to consider all special requests.


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Swimming pool at Planet Baobab
What will I do?

Planet Baobab is home to the largest and coolest pool in the Kalahari and the funkiest bar and restaurant serving interesting and delicious dishes from all across Africa and we are “vegetarian-friendly”!

A well known watering hole for travellers of every description and the more colourful characters from Maun. At any one time, locals jostle the cross-continentals who have slogged it through the bush, and worse, to get here.

Just a stone's throw from all this beer and bustle is the elephant's paddling pool. Oblivious to Guests crouching in the nearby trees, the elephants and travellers mostly ignore each other.

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