Places in Makgadikgadi Pans

The Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in Botswana are the natural remnants of a once great lake that dried up approximately two thousand years ago and is now thought to be one of the largest salt pans in the world. Most notable of the sea cracked, salt encrusted pans are the Sowa, Ntwetwe and Naxi Pans of the Makgadikgadi.

The usually dry and harsh shallow pans come alive during the summer rains as they pans fill with water and attract a large number of flamingoes, pelicans and many other migratory birds. The presence of large herds of plains game in the pans attracts an impressive range of predators. The wide open lunar expanses of the pans are best explored on a guided quad bike safari and game drives where one revels in the feeling of escapism and isolated natural beauty.

Nxai Pan is one of the smaller pans and an area of extensive grasslands. This area is graced by a striking group of Baobab trees, also known as “Baines Baobab” after a painter named Baines did a painting of the in May 1800’s.

The Tsodilo Hills in North Western Botswana is a UNESCO World Heritage site due to the unique religious and spiritual significance to the local community and the San Bushman. This site is considered scared and contains more than 4,500 rock paintings dated approximately 10,000 years ago and depict life in the Kalahari Desert over many millennia. See Makgadikgadi Pans lodges in Botswana below.
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Central Botswana (Makgadikgadi Pans | Nxai Pan National Park | Makgadikgadi National Park)
See the Meerkats of the Makgadikgadi Pans.

Ancient Culture Encounter | Fly-in Classic Makgadikgadi Package

There are few places to safari in Africa that can be thought of as truly different from the rest, but this 3 day Fly-in Classic Ancient Culture Encounter
Stop for sundowners during a game drive.

Ancient Rivers and Pans | Classic Kalahari Safari Explorer Tour

This 5 day Classic Fly-in Kalahari Explorer package - Ancient Rivers and Pans explores 2 fascinating areas of the Kalahari Desert, showcasing the
Luxuriate in the cooling bush swimming pool.

Camp Kalahari, Hyena Island, Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

Camp Kalahari offers the prospect of profound rendezvous with the unyielding splendour of the Kalahari. Camp Kalahari was established on Hyena
Spot wildlife during your guided safari walk through the African bush.

Desert to Delta | Classic Fly-in Makgadikgadi Pans and Okavango Safari

On this 5 day Classic Fly-in Makgadikgadi Pans & Okavango Safari for Couples, experience the diversity of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana where
Afternoon leisures are spent around the shaded swimming pool at Jacks Camp.

Jacks Camp, Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

Jack's Camp is an oasis of civilisation and style in a spectacular desert environment, evoking the atmosphere and elegance of a traditional 1940's safari
Savour a cup of coffee or tea and nibble on biscuits while witnessing the sunset.

Leroo La Tau, Makgadikgadi National Park, Botswana

Leroo La Tau is situated in the banks of a Boteti River on the border of the Makgadikgadi National Park. This Botswana bush lodge is situated on a cliff
Exciting game drives in Botswana.

Makgadikgadi Family Safari | Classic Fly-in Explorer Tour

This 4 day Classic Makgadikgadi Pans Family Safari tour provides the ideal getaway for a family wanting to experience Africa together but at the same
Dinner under the open skies at Nata Lodge.

Nata Lodge, Nata, near Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

Nata Lodge, also known as “Birdwatchers Paradise”, is situated on the main route that links a variety of tourist destinations, such as the Okavango Delta
Lion feasting at Nxai Pan Camp.

Nxai Pan Camp, Nxai Pan National Park, Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

Nxai Pan Camp offers comfortable accommodation that is in stark contrast to the arid surroundings of the Makgadikgadi Pans and Central Kalahari
Escape the African heat by slipping into the refreshing pool.

Planet Baobab, Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

Planet Baobab is a traditionally styled mud Kalanga and Bushmen grass hut village. Activities include tracking the elusive Elephant, visiting stone tool
Quad Bike through the Makgadikgadi Pans.

Quadbike Adventures | Fly-in Classic Makgadikgadi Adventure Tour

Enjoy an amazing 6 Day Quadbike Adventure in Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana. Stay at Jack's Camp and Kubu Island where you can explore unique scenery
Traditional mokoro canoe trip through the Okavango Delta.

Salt Pans and Delta | Classic Fly-in Makgadikgadi and Okavango Wilderness Tour

This 5 day Salt Pans and Delta Classic Fly-in Makgadikgadi & Okavango Wilderness tour combines 2 of Botswana's legendary wilderness areas to provide a
Luxurious safari tents at San Camp.

San Camp, Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

San Camp is unique in that it is the only permanent camp to offer a chance to explore and understand the Kalahari. The concession
Secluded tented accommodation in Botswana.

Sound of Silence | Classic Makgadikgadi Fly-in Safari Package

Experience an African safari unlike any other on this 3 day Classic Makgadikgadi Fly-in safari package where silence and space are your companions and an
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