Cape Town to Tanzania 2014

Solo trip for 12 months - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

On the road

July 4, 2014  —  Botswana

Planet Baobab

Planet Baobab - Gweta - Botswana

Sometimes, we discover a nice place where service is excellent and the place itself is very appealing. In Africa, it is sometimes difficult to get good service at a decent price, thus I present you one such place.

On the road, before reaching Planet Baobab, it is possible to see this giant aardvark statue. Thereafter, we notice that the place is aptly named and that magnificent baobabs are all around the site.

Planet Baobab - Gweta - Botswana

Campsites are well designed and all the site, restaurant, and bar are very pleasant.

Planet Baobab - Gweta - Botswana
See how big the baobab is compared to me.
Planet Baobab - Gweta - Botswana
Cottage can be rented.
Planet Baobab - Gweta - Botswana
Planet Baobab - Gweta - Botswana
The bar.
Planet Baobab - Gweta - Botswana
Planet Baobab - Gweta - Botswana
Towards campsites and cottages.
Planet Baobab - Gweta - Botswana
Planet Baobab - Gweta - Botswana
Trees are lighted at night.

Old Palapye (Phalatswe)

Old Palapye (Phalatswe) - Botswana

Old Palapye is not a famous site, but since it is not about a game park, I thought it could be interesting.

There is not much left of most of the ruins, but the 'London Mission Society' church is still quite nice. This church was built in 1898 by missionaries. Nowadays, only two tall walls are still visible.

Old Palapye (Phalatswe) - Botswana
The old prison.
Old Palapye (Phalatswe) - Botswana
Small falls near the church.
Old Palapye (Phalatswe) - Botswana
Old Palapye (Phalatswe) - Botswana
Tombs of the first missionaries?
Old Palapye (Phalatswe) - Botswana
Old Palapye (Phalatswe) - Botswana
A nice bush campsite.
Old Palapye (Phalatswe) - Botswana
Old Palapye (Phalatswe) - Botswana
Old Palapye (Phalatswe) - Botswana
Old Palapye (Phalatswe) - Botswana