Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

In a captivating showcase of Botswana’s raw essence, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park stands as a stark contrast to the aqueous realms of the Okavango Delta, Chobe River, and Linyanti Marshes nearby. Formerly the bed of an immense inland lake, the surreal, endless expanse unfolds in burnished oranges, creating a hallucinatory landscape that defies the conventional.

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Safaris to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Experience incredible game viewing and unrivaled birding accompanied by spectacular scenery on a range of custom-made tours and packages with Magical AfricaHead out on a walking safari with guided trackers along the “Old Trek Route” in the Nxai National Park, or visit the Baines Baobabs area and see the magnificent 1000-year old baobab trees for which the area is famous. Explore the ‘Thirstlands’ of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans guided game drives to soak up the ethereal landscapes and awe-inspiring scenery.

Safari tents at sunset, surrounded by a lush grassy field and a lantern lit pathway.
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Makgadikgadi & NXAI Pans

In a shimmering display of Botswana’s elemental power, the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans are the very antithesis of the watery world of the Okavango Delta, Chobe River, and Linyanti Marshes, which lie just a few miles away. Once the bed of a massive inland lake, the hallucinatory, horizon-less landscape of burnished oranges, blinding whites and golden grasslands form an impressive network of salt pans that are mesmerizing in scope and beauty.

Seemingly devoid of life for much of the year, this arid landscape draws small groups of wildlife who gather on the banks of the Boteti River for what little water is present. However, when the annual rains arrive, a breath-taking transformation occurs, turning the land into a lush paradise that attracts a variety of bird and animal life.

Over a quarter of a million zebra arrive en masse, followed by the same numbers of wildebeest and antelope, to feed on the verdant oasis of greenery. Close on their heels are the predators – pride of lion, coalitions of cheetah and packs of laughing hyena, making for excellent game viewing. Unique and exotic, this is Africa untouched.

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