Makgadikgadi Pans

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Lying to the south-east of the Okavango Delta and surrounded by the sand of the Kalahari, the Makgadikgadi are a series of salt pans, such as Nxai Pan and Nwetwe Pan with swathes of desert in between, covering an area of in excess of 6,000 square miles. Many millenniums ago the Makgadikgadi was a super lake that dried out following a shift in the geology of the region.

The pans have a dry salty crust for most of the year, and are seasonally covered with water and grass, which turn them into a refuge for birds and animals, including the annual migration of zebra and other plains game and their associated predators, which occurs shortly after their summer from December to April. The climate of the Magkadikgadi is though generally hot and dry and, from May to September, the pans are devoid of much animal life.

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Desert & Delta Safari (Silver)

The Desert & Delta safari is a 10 night, four camp itinerary taking in a diverse range of habitats, of wildlife and of game viewing experiences…….

£4195 to £6575
$5139 to $8054
R71315 to R111775

Kalahari Collection – Silver

The Kalahari Collection safari is a 6 night, two camp itinerary that focuses on the amazing Kalahari Desert and its endless horizons and immense skies and the vast Makgadikgadi Pans […]

£4675 to £5245
$5727 to $6425
R79475 to R89165

Ultimate Botswana – Diamond

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£4875 to £7685
$5972 to $9414
R82875 to R130645



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