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Nata, Nxai Pan and Makgadikgadi Park Safaris

A Journey

Through Timeless Landscapes

Embark on a safari adventure across the Nata, Nxai Pan, and Makgadikgadi Pan regions, which epitomize the heart and soul of Botswana’s vast, untouched wilderness. These ancient landscapes offer an unparalleled safari experience, blending the stark beauty of the salt pans with the rich biodiversity of the surrounding areas.

Makgadikgadi Pan, lying deep in the heart of northeastern Botswana, provides a remote and untouched safari experience, offering sublime peace and solitude. Located southeast of the Okavango Delta and surrounded by the arid and barren Kalahari Desert, Makgadikgadi Pan consists of two large salt pans and several smaller ones, the remains of a great lake. After the summer rains, a few centimeters of water fill the pans, awakening dormant fish and other aquatic creatures that attract a variety of flamingos, pelicans, and wading birds. The summer months also bring the spectacular migration of thousands of zebras, followed closely by their predators.

From witnessing the great zebra migration to exploring the iconic Baobab trees of Nxai Pan, each destination presents a unique encounter with nature. Here, the vastness of the sky meets the endless horizon, offering sublime peace and solitude amidst the echoes of ancient Africa. The period following the summer rains, between January and April, is the best time to visit Makgadikgadi Pan. In the dry season, the pans dry out entirely, leaving a hauntingly barren landscape of stark, cracked mud, inhabited by very few species. No vegetation can grow on the salty surface of the pans, and they remain barren until the rains come again. On the fringes of the pans, grasslands and baobab trees can be found.

Exploring Nata, Nxai Pan, and Makgadikgadi Pan offers a unique safari adventure, where the stark beauty of the salt pans meets the rich biodiversity of the surrounding areas, creating an unforgettable experience in Botswana’s ancient wilderness.

Baobab, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana

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Discover the essence of Botswana’s remote beauty through our curated tours of Nata, Nxai Pan, and Makgadikgadi Park. Each safari is designed to immerse you in the vastness of the salt pans, the wildlife-rich grasslands, and the historical significance of these ancient landscapes. Experience the thrill of a lifetime as you traverse this unique ecosystem, home to some of Africa’s most iconic species and breathtaking natural wonders.

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In Makgadikgadi Park

Uncover the magic of Botswana’s ancient landscapes with unforgettable experiences in Nata, Nxai Pan, and Makgadikgadi Park.

What to Experience

In Makgadikgadi Park

Uncover the magic of Botswana’s ancient landscapes with unforgettable experiences in Nata, Nxai Pan, and Makgadikgadi Park.

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