Planet Baobab

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The quirky Planet Baobab Camp, which is located in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans of Botswana, accommodates guests in Afro-chic Bakalanga Huts.

This region is the baobab capital of the world where the average tree is more than 4 Thousand years old. The 18 thatched huts (eight Bakalanga, seven Baobab and three Bakalanga Family) are quirky and comfortable.

Set under the large baobab trees, the accommodation has its inspiration from the local Botswana villages. Colourful murals decorate the outside and inside walls. The twin huts feature two beds on either side of the room, family huts provide a large double bed in the centre with twin beds on either side. All the rooms provide en-suite bathrooms.

Travellers have the unique opportunity to experience the vast remoteness of the magnificent Makgadikgadi Pans and Botswana's the Kalahari Desert. At this place of endless horizons, travellers may take part in thrilling activities including baobab bushwalks, quad biking as well as safari drives in the Nxai Pan.

The coolest swimming pool in the Kalahari invites for a refreshing swim at the lodge. This camp has been voted as one of the top 10 most extraordinary places to stay in the world by Lonely Planet.

Safari drives from Planet Baobab take guests into the Ntwetwe Pan which is the larger of the two Makgadikgadi Pans. Desert-adapted elephant and lion can be admired here with a bit of luck. With the summer rains in December, the zebras and wildebeests wander through this area making it the second-largest migration of mammals on the African continent.


  • Safari drives
  • Quad biking
  • Swimming

Quick facts:

  • 18 thatched huts
  • Ensuite bathrooms with indoor showers
  • Largest, coolest swimming pool in the Kalahari
  • Funky bar and restaurant with an a la carte menu
  • Quirky tea garden, traditionally painted and designed by local artists
  • Wifi
  • Battery charging facilities in the mess tent and rooms.


  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping

Facilities Available at Planet Baobab

  • Lounge
  • Swimming Pool

More Information on Planet Baobab

FAQs about Planet Baobab
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Planet Baobab are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

Where about is Planet Baobab located?
Planet Baobab is located at the following location / address: Makgadikgadi Pans & Kalahari Desert.