Planet Baobab in a Nutshell

Planet Baobab (PB) is a funky, cool and friendly place that welcomes travelers that want to experience the Salt pans on a lower budget. It is very family friendly, and boasts the biggest pool in the Kalahari! PB provides “traditionally” themed accommodation, great cultural tours and affordable excursions to the salt pans for sleep outs, quad biking and habituated meerkats activities.


Fast Facts

  • Bakalanga “huts” for budget accommodation
  • Camping options
  • Price range of USD75 – USD135 pppn
  • Access by road (located just off a tar road)
  • Access to Ntwetwe Pans, Greater Makgadikgadi


How to Get There

PB is located on the main road from Nata to Maun, near to the small village of Gweta. This is where most roads meet for access to Ntwetwe Pan, Kubu Island, Chapman’s and Green’s Baobabs.


Game Viewing and Activities

Planet Baobab is NOT located in a wildlife area, hence it does not have a daunting price tag. Accommodation at PB is cheap and so is the food. Affordable excursions can be arranged from here:

  • Day trips to the salt pans to look for meerkats
  • Overnight quad biking excursions to sleep out on the salt pans under the stars
  • Cultural tours
  • Habituated meerkat interactions


Camp Environment

PB has several traditionally styled “huts” that look like African homesteads, but are actually quite comfortable on the inside. The bar and swimming pool have a great vibe and an incredibly funky design. There are usually lots of independent travelers, tour groups and mobile safaris passing through PB, so you get a chance to meet lots of interesting people.

Finally, there are lots of ancient baboabs scattered around the location (hence the name). These add to the surreal atmosphere, especially at night when lit up by footlights.



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