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Makgadikgadi Salt Pan

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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not to be confused with its "sister park" Nxai Pan (though technically, Nxai Pan is part of Makgadikgadi, apparently)--which was awesome--Makgadikgadi Salt Pan NP was "littered" with dead animals. I understand death is part of nature, and how many of us who go on safari...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have the chance to visit the salt pans and the famous Baines Baobab trees please do so do not miss it, might be a long drive but worthwhile

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank limburg353
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the pans by way of a "walking with meerkats" excursion (which was really interesting - but not reviewed here). The grey, dry soil going for miles and miles in the winter (September) was interesting to see but not a touch on the rest...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ShaunH290
Reviewed 15 November 2018

The book is deceptive on where the Salt Pan is from the north. A bit of bad planning on our part admittedly meant we couldn't visit the Pan itself but went game viewing within the national park. This needs planning and don't believe the books.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank TheTrailingSpouse
Reviewed 7 November 2018

These amazing open flat pans we visit approx. 4 times a year, many times in the wet and many times in the dry. they never fail to amaze, the curvature of the earth, clearly visible. There are some DONTs, such as "stay on the visible...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank TonyY987
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Honestly when coming in botswana too many people pass this amazing desert and it is in my opinion a huge mistake! The landscapes are amazing, very unique and allows to have a really different experience during the trip in Botswana. It is simple it was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JulienV_11
Reviewed 12 October 2018

what is it to be on the moon, probably something you can experience here. And if it's been raining, it's another dramatic landscape that unfold at your feets!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alice_the_wonderland
Reviewed 12 October 2018

We decided to do something different than usual on our trips. What an adventure it was. We arrived after a bumpy road to the adventure camp where we stayed two nights. It was very quite with the most beautiful sunset and sunrise.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gerda12015
Reviewed 29 August 2018

the silence of this place reminds you of what is really important, to keep yourself balanced in the busy hectic pace of city life. over night out in the pan if you can. you will not forget it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jetfuel71
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Perfect for a short stay..we did 3 nights. For viewing game, seeing meerkats, quadbiking, horse riding. Lovely comfortable camp. Unique environment.

Date of experience: August 2018
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6 August 2017|
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Response from DrChipB | Reviewed this property |
Not that cold. Maybe 45-50 degrees F at worst. Guides provide the most comfortable sleeping gear you can imagine for that environment--especially the hot water bottles! I was so toasty, I stripped down to my scivvies and... More
Motsebe B
23 May 2017|
Response from HarpreetsWanderlust | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as far as I know you can do a self drive. entry is 140 bwp a day. Check before you travel though because prices and rules may change...