Makgadikgadi - A Sight to Behold
The Makgadikgadi Pans span 16 000 km² (6 180 square miles) and are the largest salt pans in the world. They are a breathtaking sight - a vast sea of white that was once the centre of a huge lake that evaporated more than 2 000 years ago.
This panorama of white sand and salt supports one of Africa's largest zebra populations. When the rains fall during the wet season, the pans fill with water and attract large numbers of zebra, springbok and wildebeest, followed closely by predators, making for fantastic game viewing. Spectacular breeding colonies of flamingos can also be seen.
- Fantastic birdwatching - especially water birds
Excellent seasonal game viewing due to sparse vegetation
- The enormous Baines baobabs
Both the wet and dry season are equally spectacular
A photographer's paradise
From $ 454
Overlooking the beautiful dry riverbed of the Botetsi River is the superlative Leroo La Tau. Nestled in the pristine Makgadikgadi National Park, guests can relax in one of seven luxurious chalets. Each chalet has a lovely ensuite bathroom and provides breathtaking views of the lodge's surroundings.
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Explore the Makgadikgadi Pans from the base of Jack's Camp. Meet the friendly desert meerkats and spot the brown hyena or families of ostrich. Discover the endless white landscape on a quad bike expedition to Kubu Island, a huge granite mound studded with ancient baobab trees. Dine and sleep under blazing African skies.
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