Makgadikgadi Pans National Park comprises nutritious grasslands, attracting thousands of animals. It is, however, an area of low rainfall and the Boteti River rarely flows to capacity – but often has everlasting pools that attracts waterbuck, bushbuck, Zebras and hippos. Journeying into this magical land and across the desolate pans, you will somehow feel its ancient glamour.
12/03/23 - 18/03/23
3 Nights/4 Days
- Spacious and comfortable tented accommodation
- Services of a professional guide, chef and camp assistants.
- Game drives and local transfers.
- Parks fee
- camping fees
- All meals and drinks
- Travel Insurance.
- All flights unless otherwise indicated.
- Items of personal nature.
- Staff gratuities.
- Optional safari extensions.
Day 1: Khumaga, Makgadikgadi National Park - This reserve offers good wildlife viewing in the wet season, particularly when great herds of zebra and wildebeest begin their westward migration to the Boteti region. Other species include gemsbok, eland and red hartebeest, kudu, bushbuck, duiker, giraffe, springbok, steenbok, and even elephant, with predators often trailing behind, waiting for an opportunity to strike. Patient game viewers may even spot the rare brown hyena.
Day 2: benis Baobao , Nxai Pan National Park - Thomas Baines was an explorer, artist, naturalist and cartographer. He and fellow explorer James Chapman travelled through this region during their two-year journey from Namibia to Victoria Falls (1861 to 1863). They travelled in horse-drawn wagons and on foot, accompanied and led at different times by Hottentots, Damaras (a tribe from Namibia) and San. They encountered numerous difficulties, including the harshness of the desert, thirst, hunger, illness
Day 3: South Camp, Nxai Pan National Park - We drive to Nxai Pan Game Reserve through the shimmering salt pans of an ancient lake that appear as a glaring white endless plain. During the rainy season, this place changes dramatically as thousands of Blue wildebeests and the Plains Zebras migrate to the sweet nutritious grasses. The endangered flamingos also filter feed on the algae-rich water. Nxai pan receives a very low amount of rainfall, and therefore this spectacle lasts for a short time. In this game reserve, we will camp wild in one of the designated campsites. Nxai Pan has adequate water holes that sustain lions, black-backed jackals, springboks, and majestic African elephants.
Day 4: Departure - After a last breakfast cooked by your bush chef, you will wave a fond goodbye to the African bush and head towards Maun International Airport for your connecting air transfer back home.