A trip to Nxai Pan and Planet Baobab

April 21, 2016

 

Nxai Pan entrance gate - the first gate by the tar road, not be be confused with the second gate, 33 km in down deep sand tracks.
Nxai Pan entrance gate – the first gate by the tar road, not be be confused with the second gate, 33 km in, down deep sand tracks.  That’s an elephant skull serving as an offspring seat.
Nxai Pan "road" map.
Nxai Pan “road” map photographed on the counter at the park gate.  They don’t give out copies but they let me take a picture.

 

Traditional San (Bushman) house, built on the property of Planet Baobab.
Traditional San (Bushman) house, built on the property of Planet Baobab. “Wow, it’s so cool (as in temperature) inside!”
Pool at Planet Baobab. Note the gorgeous baobab tree in the upper left of the photo.
Pool at Planet Baobab. Note the gorgeous baobab tree in the upper left of the photo.
Our Planet Baobab campsite. Not nearly as "wild" as Nxai Pan but fun nonetheless.
Our Planet Baobab campsite. Not nearly as “wild” as Nxai Pan but fun nonetheless.
Planet Baobab, an oasis in the bush.
Planet Baobab, an oasis in the bush.
The path to the pool at Planet Baobab.
The path to the pool at Planet Baobab.  Since coming to Botswana, my children have given up wearing shoes, despite the ready availability of large thorns and sharp rocks that regularly lodge themselves in tender feet.

1 thought on “A trip to Nxai Pan and Planet Baobab”

  1. I drove for several km in sand while in grad school fieldwork. I was in much more civilized circumstances, nearly guaranteed of rescue in under an hour if I got stuck, and still found it terrifying. I am impressed with your fortitude 🙂

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