Offering accessibly-priced accommodation with a cool and quirky adventure into the magnificent Kalahari Desert and Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Planet Baobab is the funkiest desert oasis around!
Adventure – 3 Sable Rating
Adventure camps are comprised mainly of thatch and canvas although a few are constructed of more permanent materials. The rooms are smaller and more rustic than the classic camps but extremely comfortable.
- Some camps have communal swimming pool -but not all as some of these camps are not permanent camps, they move around throughout the year i.e. migrations camps in the Serengeti National Park
- Comfortable /basic accommodation
- Communal dining
- Great price point /best value for money
- Great for the adventure enthusiast that wants a more authentic experience
- All camps have ensuit bathrooms, however a few camps do have bucket showers
The semi-mobile tented camps of Savute Under Canvas are carefully positioned at exclusive wilderness campsites in the expansive Savute corner of Chobe National Park, offering exceptional game viewing opportunities.
Well-used animal trails meander between five ensuite safari tents at Chobe Under Canvas, positioned at exclusive campsites in the northern reaches of the park, within driving distance of the Chobe River.
The Jackal & Hide is located in the Khwai Private Reserve, a 200,000-hectare area of pristine wilderness in the Greater Okavango. The reserve is bordered by Moremi to the south, Savuti to the north and the Khwai Community Reserve to the east – in other words, in the middle of some of the most famous and iconic game-viewing areas on the continent!
Sleep atop an elevated platform only metres away from africa’s big game in Khwai private reserve. this is no ordinary safari experience!
Kubu Island is located in the south west of Sua Pan and is roughly 120 km from all three camps (Jack’s, San & Camp Kalahari). The unpredictability of the weather in the pans has a huge impact on the dryness of the ground and no route to Kubu is ever quite the same. An expedition can cover anything from 400 to 600 km!
You’ll find Camp Kalahari amongst the acacias and mokolwane palms of Brown Hyaena Island, on the edge of Botswana’s hauntingly beautiful Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. Wildlife in the surrounding savannah includes brown hyena, bat-eared foxes, elephant (the camp swimming pool is a welcome stop!), meerkat and during the green season, spectacular numbers of zebra and wildebeest.
Fittingly, Pelo means ‘heart’ in Setswana as, from the air, the island on which this beautiful camp is situated appears heart-shaped. As it is surrounded by permanent water, activities focus on mokoro excursions in the open, shallow floodplains as well as boating and walking.
Doro Nawas rests on the edge of the dry Aba-Huab River overlooking ancient plains with glorious views of the rugged Damaraland area. The camp provides an excellent base for exploring in game drive vehicles and on foot, as well as excursions to view fascinating geological phenomena, petroglyphs (prehistoric rock engravings) and San rock art at Twyfelfontein, Namibia’s first World Heritage Site.
The luxurious tented camps of Serengeti Under Canvas move around the park year-round, attempting to anticipate the movements of the Great Migration and exploring the remote and beautiful corners of the Serengeti with excellent resident game.
The most luxurious lodge in the Western Serengeti, Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp is inspired by Tanzania’s annual Great Migration. A wild and remote experience in the midst of ample resident game, it is ideally situated on the banks of a tributary of the Grumeti River and enjoys a prime position near one of the most famous fording points of the wildebeest migration.
Busanga Bush Camp lies on a verdant island in the middle of Kafue’s Busanga Plains. Day and night drives and seasonal boating take in the diverse wildlife in this remote place on the ground, or a hot air balloon ride by air.
Davison’s Camp is situated in a remote, wildlife-rich corner of Hwange National Park. Named after the founder of Hwange National Park and its first warden, Ted Davison, the camp overlooks an extremely productive waterhole that attracts a variety of plains game and predators. Game drives and nature walks explore the private concession.