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Makgadikgadi Pans

The dramatic landscape of the Makgadikgadi Pans region of northern Botswana offers an exclusive and remote safari location perfect for discerning travellers looking for the unusual in a luxury setting. The desolate saltpans that glitter in the dry months before filling with life-giving water in the rainy season to attract masses of animals and birds make for an awe-inspiring site. This region promises exciting game viewing, particularly during the time of the migration when massive herds of zebra and wildebeest move to find fresh grass with hungry predators in their wake.

Visitors to this beautiful region can expect to see the black-maned Kalahari lion as well as leopard stalking their prey from the large resident herds of antelope. A great birding destination with thousands of birds, including falcons, vultures and goshawks that are attracted to the saltpans in the wet season. The meerkat colony and impressive ‘Baine’s Baobab’ trees are just some of the highlight attractions to this region. The remote landscape, abundance of wildlife and luxury accommodation in this region adds up to an unbeatable combination.

Highlights during a trip to Makgadikgadi Pans include:

  • The exciting annual migration of game
  • Excellent bird viewing
  • Saltpan walks with an experienced San tracker