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The large pans of Makgadikgadi are the most visible remnants of a super-lake (an area of 80 000 square km) that started drying up almost 10,000 years ago. As the water evaporated, huge glistening salt-encrusted pans were left. These pans are spectacular and stretch as far as the eye can see. This amazing landscape is dotted with rocky outcrops and large stranded sand dunes.

Journeying into this magical land offers an ancient mystique and true isolation found no where else. The great grass plains of Makgadikgadi and the neighbouring pan complexes are visually incredible. Visitors are amazed by the contrasting sky and horizon of this remote landscape.

Wildlife is found in this area. Herds of wildebeest, springbok and zebra are present from May to November. They move north into the Nxai Pan National Park when the rains start, accompanied by the predators.

Nxai Pan itself was once part of the old lake bed, but more vegetation is found here. Nxai Pan National Park offers spectacular game viewing with large herds and predators in abundance during the summer months from December to April.

The majority of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park is made up of grasslands that attract large numbers of browsers. It is worth while to visit the area during the dry and wet seasons as both offer spectacular scenes. In the dry season the pans are dramatic in its isolation and during the wet season it offers a spectacular water wonderland with its wildebeest and zebra migrations.

A major highlight is to experience a sleep-over at one of the ‘islands’ in the pans. You have the option of travelling there by quad bike and spend the night under the African sky. It is an experience not easily forgotten.


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