Formed on the bed of the ancient and now very dry Makgadikgadi Lake, lie the world’s largest network of salt pans, the Makgadikgadi Pans. Covering an impressive 3900 km² the area reveals a multitude of natural wonders including Africa’s largest tree, a 5300 year old Baobab. It is also the location of the second-largest zebra migration in the world and to view this spectacle is quite breathtaking. Massive herds of wildebeest and zebra migrate en masse into the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park followed by a variety of predators including lion, cheetah and hyena.

With the rains, the salt pans transform from a sun-baked salt desert into a magnificent lake and become home to a cornucopia of gloriously pink flamingos and other waterbirds. It is also at this time that game viewing is at its best when the plains teem with an extraordinary diversity of wildlife.

Popular activities include game drives, bird watching, exploring the salt pans on 4WD or quad bikes, and fascinating bush walks to historic sites guided by experienced Bushmen trackers.

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