Baobab is located along
the cracked and crop-less landscape on the road between Maun and
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?
But, follow the side road pointed out by that anteater snout and you will discover the intriguingly named “Planet Baobab”. Welcome to the Baobab capital of the world and home of the Kalahari Surf Club!
The average age of each tree; 4000 years and beyond, the boundless salt pans of the Makgadikgadi, a lunar landscape the size of Switzerland.
Thankfully, the funkiest bar and the coolest pool in the Kalahari await your pleasure at Planet Baobab.
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.
A bar menu is also available and establishment is vegetarian-friendly!
When it comes to ablutions, this oasis comes to its own. In addition to sluicing off the dust of the Kalahari highways with enough hot water for Africa, these are the most original shower blocks and bathrooms on the continent.
Base yourself here and you can take guided walks and quad bike trips into the bush and the Pans with our expert Guides discovering the geological origins of what was once the world's largest ever super lake.
Follow the palm trail created by elephant droppings as these ancient creatures trekked across the arid waste when the super lake dried up. Pick up, (and replace!), thousand year old flint spear heads left by the Stone Age hunters who were the region’s first inhabitants.
Experience the world of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: Learn the African handshake from the Botswana in the cattle posts and villages near to Planet Baobab and discover how Botswana continues to be one of the most successful and interesting societies in Southern Africa.
Enjoy a cuppa of Mma Ramotse’s famous red bush tea with the grande dames of Gweta and, if you are really adventurous... sample some sizzling 100% organic traditional sorghum beer.
Welcome to Planet Baobab!
Rates per person per night, accommodation only: on request
|Bakalanga twin hut (sleeps 2)||-|
|Baobab hut (sleeps 2)||-|
|Bakalanga family hut (sleeps 4)||-|
|Road transfers, per person, min 2 persons, one way|
|Gweta - Planet Baobab||-|
|Gweta airstrip - Planet Baobab||-|
|Maun - Planet Baobab||-|
|Activities, per person, min 2 persons|
|Village tour and Cattle post visit with traditional lunch||-|
|Baoba bush walk with sundowner drink||-|
|Nxai Xini Pan half day trip with picnic lunch||-|
|Nxai Xini Pan overnight trip with BBQ dinner and picnic breakfast||-|
|Ntwetwe Pan day trip, no quad bikes with picnic lunch||-|
|Ntwetwe Pan day trip, with quad bikes and picnic lunch||-|
|Ntwetwe Pan overnight trip, no quad bikes with BBQ dinner and picnic breakfast||-|
|Ntwetwe Pan overnight trip, with quad bikes, BBQ dinner and picnic breakfast||-|
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