Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Botswana’s Makgadikgadi covers an area roughly the size of Switzerland, and has some of the largest saltpans in the world! The national park protects a small portion of these pans, as well as the Boteti River – a magnet for wildlife especially during Botswana’s dry season when the river is the only source of water for miles around.

Makgadikgadi Pans is an extraordinary place! Visit during the dry winter months and you’ll see a shimmering, salty crust stretching out to the horizon. When the summer rains arrive, the landscape transforms into lush grasslands and a lake attracting thousand-strong flocks of pink flamingos. The fresh grazing brings large herds of zebra and wildebeest, closely followed by lion, jackal and brown hyena.

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Highlights in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

  • Spectacular zebra and wildebeest migration (green season)
  • Vast flocks of flamingos, pelicans and other waterbirds (green season)
  • Quad biking on the pans (dry season)
  • Watching the sunset out on the pans (dry season)
  • Unique sightings include meerkats and brown hyena

Featured Accommodation

Jack’s Camp

Jack’s Camp

Set in Botswana’s Kalahari Desert, Jack’s Camp combines the best of gracious living and adventurous activities like modern quad bikes. It feels like stepping back into a colonial past – but with all the amenities of today. The tented camp includes a private museum, shop, drinks tent and a pool pavilion. Enjoy expert guiding and excellent cuisine.

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Leroo La Tau

Leroo La Tau

Set in Botswana’s magnificent Magaikgadi National Park overlooking the desert and the unusual animals that inhabit it, the luxury Leroo La Tau promises an original African safari experience. Luxurious accommodation matched with an exquisite location and the opportunity to view unusual animals, such as the rare white rhinoceros, ensure that Leroo La Tau remains an unforgettable safari experience.

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Featured Tours in Makgadikgadi Pans National ParkDiscover our tailor-made tours

Untamed Botswana Fly-In Safari

Untamed Botswana Fly-In Safari

Perfect for those looking for a bird’s eye view of Botswana, this 11-day safari combines Chobe River and National Park, the Okavango Delta and the unique Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Explore the untamed bush of Botswana, see the Big 5 and enjoy a comfortable commute and amazing views in light aircrafts.

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Cape Town, Victoria Falls & Botswana

Cape Town, Victoria Falls & Botswana

We curated the experiences and lodges in the 3 top safari destinations of Southern Africa. In just under two weeks, you’ll explore the much-loved city of Cape Town, Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls and the Okavango Delta. Add a couple of days of the floodplains of Botswana’s beautiful Linyanti Region, and a few more on the moon-like Makgadikgadi Pans – and you’ve got a diverse safari with luxurious accommodation, unforgettable activities and plenty of big game too. Have you packed your bags yet?

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Khwai Community Area

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