Getting to Planet Baobab, Makgadikgadi Pans

Planet Baobab is situated 5km from Gweta, on the Francistown side of the turn-off and on the Francistown-Maun road.
  • Located on the edge of the Ntwetwe Pan
  • 5km from Gweta Town
  • The camp is accessible all year round
  • Set overlooking the vast nothingness of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pan

Planet Baobab is situated on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pan, 5km (3.1 miles) from Gweta on the Francistown side of the turn-off and on the Francistown-Maun road. The Planet Baobab camp is accessible all year round by two 4x4 wheel drive vehicles. There is an airstrip nearby (Gweta) which can be used for a 45 minute air transfer from Maun. Planet Baobab is 9 hours from Johannesburg, 4 hours from Kasane and 2 hours from Maun.

Planet Baobab is located close to the village of Gweta, (also charmingly known as ' The Place of the Bullfrogs'), on the Francistown-Maun road and sheltered by a grove of gigantic baobabs.

Planet Baobab is a Kalahari Surf Club, a temporary or 'fly' camp, located on the edge of the Ntwetwe Pan, overlooking the vast nothingness of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pan. From the Planet Baobab Surf Club, guests can cruise across the vast baking soda void on 4x4 quad bikes and sleep out under the 5 billion star-spangled ceiling of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pan.

Planet Baobab is built next to a natural spring that retains water throughout the year. Located a mere 4km (2.4 miles) from a village, the birdlife is surprisingly good and during the dry season the pan is frequented by Elephant, Kudu and other small denizens of the desert. However, the experience offered here is not really about game and is definitely not a Big Five experience. It is all about the pans, their fascinating geological origins, adventure and cultural tradition.

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