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Planet Baobab

Planet Baobab is truly origional and one of the most affordable lodges on the Makgadigadi Pans at Gweta in Botswana.
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Planet Baobab



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

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!

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 hutssleeps 4)
Campsites- with equally funky communal ablution facilities
Overlander Campsitesalso with funky communal ablution facilities

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”!


There is so much to do and see at Planet Baobab.  You can get up close and personal with the habituated meerkats, tour the local village and learn about Batswana 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, and do a walk through a baobab forest .

During the dry season, Planet Baobab offers quad bike excursions across the Makgadikgadi Pans, sleep outs under the stars or a 5 night quad bike expedition to the remote and mysterious Kubu Island.

During the wet season see the spectacular migration. Host to between 35-75 000 zebra and wildebeest, Southern Africa's last and little-known annual migration.Best of all, if you are very lucky, your accommodation in Botswana allows you can overnight on the Pans under the most spectacular night skies in the world, enjoying a barbecue of a lifetime.

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