Nxai Pan & Makgadikgadi Pans National Park - Safaris in the Makgadikgadi Pans & Nxai Pan National Parks

The Makgadikgadi Pans are the remnant of a once vast paleo-lake which covered much of northern Botswana and extended into western Zimbabwe covering, at it’s maximum extent, over 80,000km2.  It is thought that the last remnants of this inland sea must have dried up as recently as 10,000 years ago with the Makgadikgadi Pans and Nxai Pan being the deepest and therefore the last areas to see water.

 

The present-day pan complex presents the traveler with an other worldly landscape which is both vast and desolate. During the wet months (Dec-April), large herds of Burchell’s Zebra and Blue Wildebeest can be found grazing on the large grassland areas which fringe the pans. In the southern part of the Makgadikgadi Pans NP, large stands of the tall and iconic mokolwane palm can be seen standing more than sixty feet above the flat grasslands.

 

Activities in this region include game drive, bird watching, quad bike trails (dry season only) and horseback safaris.

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