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Location:Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

Makgadikgadi Pans

Planet Baobab

Planet Baobab is a quirky camp in a thicket of baobab trees on the edge of the Makgadikgadi. Comfortable and well-positioned, the camp is a good base from which to explore Botswana's other side - the Kalahari.

Planet Baobab is an exuberant oddity in the dramatic expanse of openness called the Makgadikgadi - once a country-sized lake and now an empty wilderness of adventure, beauty and total silence. Quirky d├ęcor decisions have followed sound practical ones like an enormous swimming pool, glorious showers, a bright and cheerful bar, a convivial central campfire and a variety of accommodation options to suit every need.

Accommodation options at Planet Baobab include traditional Bakalanga and Bushman huts enhanced with modern comforts - like an en suite bathroom, cotton linen and four-poster mosquito drapes. You can barbecue on your own or enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Activities include bush walks, quad bike trails, migration excursions, cultural interaction, bush dinners and sleep-outs.

People, places and ancient history converge at Planet Baobab, itself an eccentric convergence of modern and traditional styles. The Makgadikgadi Pans are littered with artefacts from the ancient hunter-gatherer people of the central Kalahari; an infusion of Bantu and Tswana add colour to the villages nearby and the whole region is a wonder of spectacular scenery, wildlife and the fragile desert ecosystem of the Kalahari. Set among ancient migration paths, Planet Baobab has formed a modern migration path of its own with visitors between the Kalahari and the Okavango Delta.

Facilities

Family and double huts with en suite bathrooms; furnished tents and camping accommodation; bar; restaurant; swimming pool; wi-fi

Activities

Excursions to Nxai Pan and Baines' Baobabs; camp out under the stars on the salt pan in the dry season; zebra and wildebeest migration in the wet season; waterhole popular with elephants; quad bike camping expeditions to Kubu Island

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