Planet Baobab

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Planet Baobab in Botswana - safari accommodation

Planet Baobab resembles a giant anteater on the side of the worn road towards Maun close to Gweta village and becomes the perfect Botswana accommodation for your sudden stopover en route to the enormous whiteness of the Makgadikgadi Pan. It’s a traditional beautifully painted Botswana lodge in the style of the Kalanga culture and it merges elegance with homely ambience while keeping its true African style. 

Choose from the authentic painted huts with en-suite bathrooms or the shady campsite for something simpler and rustic. It’s a family-friendly camp and backpacker-style accommodation unit, perched on the main road so that you cannot miss it and most guests gather around the dazzling cool swimming pool to meet and greet, eat and sleep. 

From here, visitors like to walk with guides, visit the local villages, find the meerkats, find the ancient Baobabs and quad bike across the salt pans – sleeping out under the huge skies of stars is also wonderful for the soul. Come in the wet season to see the spectacular zebra and wildebeest migration as it ends here, at the pans.



Visit the most well-known watering hole for locals and travellers alike at Planet Baobab in Botswana, on the road between Maun and Francistown, in the land of ancient Baobabs. For a funky, lively holiday in the Makgadikgadi Pans, stay at this hutted campsite situated in Gweta.

Planet Baobab resembles a giant anteater on the side of the worn road towards Maun. Colourful characters swarm here for the unique swimming pool, the elephants’ paddling pool and the awesome food including vegetarian delicacies. Children too will be entranced by the ancient 4000-year-old trees so typical of this part of Botswana.

Original accommodation in this lunar Makgadikgadi landscape reflects the local homes in the region: book one of 13 twins or three-family BaKalanga or Baobab huts for two or four people. They contain en-suite bathrooms with showers, fans and mosquito nets. Family units boast central double beds with single beds on either side.

Four large Overlander Campsites and five public campsites feature braai facilities, an undercover dining area and funky communal ablution facilities with showers and hot water. Guests are invited to light their fires, gather around the communal fire in the lelwapa and have a toast to the mighty Makgadikgadi Pans.

When it is dry, mount a quad bike and ride across the Pans to the remote Kubu Island; when it is wet, watch the awesome migration of up to 75 000 zebras and wildebeest!

At Planet Baobab, there is so much to do, so little time! Visitors can choose guided walks and game drives into the Botswana bush or discovers the geological origins of Makgadikgadi Pans; follow the Palm Trail created by elephant droppings which dried up along with the lake thousands of years ago. Or maybe find ancient spearheads left by the Stone Age hunters who first lived here! 

Staff and service is super-efficient and the food is proper hearty home-cooked graze always served with a gracious smile. Book your holiday to Planet Baobab with us today and start an adventure tour into the rest of Botswana from here!

Amazing Holiday Packages including Planet Baobab

From $120



  • Baobab Bush Walks
  • Quad Biking
  • Overnight Trips to the Pans
  • Village & Traditional Cattlepost Visit


  • Accommodation

People on quad bikes in the Makgadikgadi pans of Botswana
that include this property


  • Campsites
  • 8 x Twin Bakalanga Huts with two single beds
  • 7 x Twin Baobab Huts with two single beds,
  • 3 x Family Bakalanga Huts with one double bed & two single beds.
  • A funky, Afro-chic bar & restaurant with scrumptious pan-African dishes!


  • One of the most original places you can stay with its painted walls, shebeen style braai area and pool
  • This series of pans are the remains of what used to be a huge ancient inland ocean so sleep out under the stars and see the giant Baobabs
  • A wonderful stop-over point for your trip to Maun, to Francistown and beyond, to relax and see what Botswana offers in the great Kalahari
  • Delightful huts and campsites for all tastes and relaxed accommodation in nature.

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