Echoing the traditional building methods of the original inhabitants of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Planet Baobab offer a truly unique and authentically Botswanan safari camp experience.
Guest can choose to stay in a traditional, beautifully painted, Bakalanga hut built from mud or a true, Bushmen grass-thatched hut. The natural fibers of the huts cool the interior and make it unnecessary to add air-conditioning. The camp has a choice between 3 family huts with a central double bed and two twin beds for a family of four or 8 twin huts with two twin beds for a couple. These unique huts have en suite bathrooms with showers, African blankets, and soft linen bedding. The insides are adorned with art made with natural pigments found in the many termite mounds in the area for true creativity and authenticity. There are also 8 Baobab huts, these traditional grass-thatched huts have two twin beds. For those who brought their own tent, the camp has lovely shaded camping sites, each with braai area and shared ablution blocks.
The lodge is situated on the Ntwetwe Pan’s edge, on the Maun–Francistown road near Gweta Town, in Botswana. Known as the baobab capital of the world, the average age of each tree is 4,000 years set in the boundless lunar landscape of the Makgadikgadi salt pans. It is a great base camp for exploring the Kalahari Desert where guests can watch the zebra or wildebeest migration as elephants, ant-eaters, and meercats roam the striking dry and cropless terrain. Many stone tools from prehistoric eras have been discovered nearby. Plus, the well-known Fossil Pan also contains many fossil remnants.