Nxai Pan Camp is situated on the edge of the fossil pan from which it takes its name in the Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana. In the 19th century David Livingstone passed through and established a trade route through the region. In 1861 the famous painter Thomas Baines passed through and painted an unusual grouping of Baobabs which have become known as Baines’ Baobabs which are a major attraction in the region.
The area was once part of a great lake that covered most of central Botswana and the Pan itself is an ancient fossil lake bed that is about 40km in size. The area is largely grassland with clusters of Acacia and Mopane trees. The area is renowned for its large Springbok population and after the rains; Gemsbok, Elephants, Wildebeest and Zebra migrate into the region, as well as many predators.
The easiest way to get to Nxai Pan Camp is by air. You can catch a flight to Johannesburg from where you can catch a connecting flight to Maun, Kasane or Victoria Falls. You will then catch a light aircraft flight to an airstrip near the camp.
Nxai Pan Camp is accessible to self-drive guests, though you need a 4x4 vehicle and ideally should be experienced at driving in Botswana’s rough terrain. Once you have reached camp, you are not allowed to do self-drive game drives within the park, and will explore the region on guided game drives.