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Lodge Camp Planet Baobab Camping

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Located in Botswana :: Makgadikgadi  :: Gweta
Category: Camping :: Lodge Camp

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Description [ correction ]

The quirky camp is situated on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans, surrounded by eight large, ancient baobab trees. Accommodation includes traditionally styled Bakalanga huts with en suite showers, Bushmen huts, Dome tents with bed or own tent campsites, and place to park your 4 x 4. Each campsite is equipped with a thatched shade hut, Electric plug point, electric light, shared scullery and ablution facilities. You can light your own camp fire, or gather round the communal blaze, where you can cook your own supper on the open fire. Planet Baobab's also offers their own unique Pan-African cuisine, available in their on-site restaurant. Planet Baobab also boasts the funkiest bar in the Kalahari, visited by locals, guests and passing travellers alike. Just across the way from this bar is the elephant's paddling pool, where they come to cool themselves off. Also to be seen during the wetter months are herds of migrating zebra. Phone reservation office in South Africa or contact camp directly on the cellphone number provided.

Reservations are mandatory.

Contact [ correction ]
Address :  7km or 7min ENE of Gweta, Makgadikgadi, Botswana
Contact :  Nomasonto Mulenga - Uncharted Africa SAFARI Co.
Tel :  +27(0)11 326 4407
Direct :  +267(0)6840 931
Cell :  +267(0)6840 931
Email :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Good

Directions [ correction ]

The camp is situated on the edge of the Makgadikgadi pans. Follow the Maun Nata Road. Nearest town to camp is Gweta.

Time Information [ correction ]
Best Time to Visit :  Open all year round

Rates and Payment [ correction ]
Rates Quoted :  Per Person
Base Currency :  USD
Minimum Rate :  15.00
Maximum Rate :  18.00
Updated for :  2024
Payment Methods Accepted :  Cash, Credit Card, Electronic Funds Transfer, Foreign Currency
Types of Foreign Currency Accepted :  USD, ZAR, EURO
Fee/s :  Conservation, Community & Reserve : USD10pp/pn. (May-2022)

General Information [ correction ]
Languages spoken :  English
Pre-Booking :  Required

Facilities [ correction ]
Accommodation (Huts), Camping, Child Friendly, Restaurant (A la carte), Swimming Pool, Internet, Wireless Networking, Landing Strip Nearby
Other Facilities :  Bar. Communal Lapa.
Day Visitors Allowed :  No
Frequented by Tour Groups :  No

Camping Facilities [ correction ]
Facilities :    Laundry, Power Points, Shaded Sites
Shower Facilities :    Hot and Cold Showers
Toilet Facilities :    Flush Toilets
Use of Lodge Facilities :    Yes
Is water available? :    Yes
Is water drinkable? :    Yes
Accomodate Large Overland Trucks :    Yes

Activities [ correction ]
Game Viewing, Game Drives, Night Drives, Quad Bikes, Tours and Excursions, Guided Walks, Swimming, Bird Watching
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information [ correction ]
Closest Town :  Gweta

Self Drive Access :  Yes
Vehicle Type :  2X4WD
Comments [ leave a comment ]

“Visited July 2021. Comment from Janine Reyneke below is spot on !!! Electrical fences have been erected, probably to keep elephants from destroying the magnificent Baobab trees. One is already down here, and we have seen damage done by elephants to Baobabs at Baines and Kubu too. Better to protect the ancient giant trees !!” - Mietsie Visser, 2021/08/11

“Owned and run by the same people who run the luxury Jack's Place. Not much shade available on the camping area. Runs Quad bike tours in season with overnight stays out in the pans.” - David Clack, 2009/02/02

“Comment from a visitor Tim Harford: I think that the descriptions on their website sums the place up perfectly (see below). We had a wonderful nights stay here in 2006, so good in fact we're taking friends and family back in 2008! "Planet Baobab is 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. At Planet Baobab, you can sleep in traditionally styled Bakalanga huts with en suite showers, curl up in a Baobab hut which share the best ablution blocks you'll ever see or pitch your tent, or park your 4 x 4. You can light your own camp fire, 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."” - Janine Reyneke, 2008/07/29

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