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

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