Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

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Largely uninhibited and roughly the size of Portugal, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park remains waterless for much of the year. With sufficient rainfall, the 12,000 sq km (4, 6333 sq mi) flat stretch of land turns into a grassy plain, attracting wildebeest, zebras, flamingos by the thousands, and many more animals you can spot on a guided tour through the area. Before you head to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip planner , to make sure you see all that Makgadikgadi Pans National Park has to offer, including Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
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  • we stayed overnight in Khumaga Campsite and then visited the area along the Boteti River in 2 hours (the map is given to the gate). Given this year's drought there was little water but nevertheless we saw quite a few herbivores. No predators but the numerous remains of banquets testify to their presence. In this part of the park there is no white pan. There is the classic African vegetation. The pan remains further east. Loo we saw starting from Gweta with the quad excursion (see review on Planet Baobab)
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  • The Makgadikgadi Salt Pans are an absolutely phenomenal habitat that hugely differs from Botswana's immediate surrounds. Seeing the change from small shrubby tree to seemingly endless plains of light ...  more »
  • Epic and eye catching with bunch of various species of plants and animals
  • Beautiful place
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