Planet Baobab – Kalahari Desert
Ntwetwe Pan and Sua Pan, together with numerous smaller pans, form the Makgadikgadi Pans system. The pans are the remnants of the once great Lake Makgadikgadi: 80,000 square kilometres in extent, and up to 30 metres deep, this was the largest inland sea in Africa.
In the wet season, this vast area of salt pans interspersed with low-lying grass Falcons is the destination of herds of migrating zebra. It has an unspoilt beauty unlike any other part of Africa.
Base yourself here and you can take guided walks and quad bike trips into the bush and the Pans with our expert Guides discovering the geological origins of what was once the world’s largest ever super lake. Follow the palm trail created by elephant droppings as these ancient creatures trekked across the arid waste when the super lake dried up. Pick up, (and replace!), thousand year old flint spear heads left by the Stone Age hunters who were the region’s first inhabitants.At PB, you can sleep in traditionally styled Bakalanga huts with en suite showers, curl up in a Bushmen hut complete in every detail, pitch your tent, or park your 4 x 4. You can light your own camp fire, or gather round the communal blaze in the lelwapa and enjoy a cool drink, then sling your own boerewors onto the fire or enjoy PB’s unique Pan-African cuisine.
Meals are taken in the adjacent dining area under the spreading branches of a morula tree.
Activities from Planet Baobab are by 4×4 Game viewing vehicles, 4×4 Quad motorcycles – the only way to explore the vast nothingness of the Makgadikgadi in an ecologically sensitive way and walking safaris accompanied by a guide who will explain the environment and the traditional uses of the plants and animalsFor further information, a quotation or to check availability please email us