Gweta: Planet Baobab

Planet Baobab

We have stayed at Planet Baobab just once (July 2015) and thought it was great . The staff are very friendly, warm and helpful (some of the best service I have seen in Botswana). I would have no problem in going back there.

Highlights for us

  • The baobabs
  • Friendly staff, good service
  • Day trip to Nxai Pan
  • Clean, quiet and peaceful

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Planet Baobab is located just off the main road between Maun and Nata, a few kilometers east of the turn-off to Gweta.

The entrance can clearly been seen as there is a huge aardvark statue on the road – see top picture.


One mean hamburger

One mean hamburger

There is a main block that has a very nice bar with an interesting shaped bar counter. There is also a very nice dining area and lounge. There is a swimming pool that has an uncover section as well. Cute loungers are available at the pool.

We didn’t eat there, but from the look of the burger a client was served at the bar – it looks good.

The chalets are traditional Motswana huts that are very attractive and nicely designed and finished inside. They are also very clean.

The campsites are very spacious and have a thatch shade area, braai stand, with grid, a fire pit and there is electricity. The ablutions are good and also kept well clean.


Planet Baobab does offer tours in the area, an option we did not take-up. It is a good base to visit the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Nxai Pan and Makgadikgadi National Park.

Posts I have written on Planet Baobab:

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6 Responses to Gweta: Planet Baobab

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  2. Sue says:

    Adored the aardvark statue 🙂 Wowzer on all the beautiful Baobab pics. Chalets look really nice and lots of smiles there. Was the cost reasonable?

  3. PeteMorrie says:

    Camping was very reasonable – not sure about their chalets – may be check out their website

  4. Janet Bloom says:

    Hi Pete
    We are planning a similar trip in Aug – did you pay for Nxai day trip at the gate?
    Loved reading your blog – made our trip seem more exciting!

    • PeteMorrie says:

      Hi Janet

      Thanks for your kind comments.

      Yes you need to pay park fees to go on a day trip to Nxai Pan.

      Have a great trip – if you need help – just shout

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