Centred around the world-famous Makgadikgadi Pans and nearby Nxai Pan, this National Park provides a truly unique wilderness experience, with its famous meerkats, and opportunities for unparalleled stargazing, and viewing the renowned flamingo migration. Visit Makgadikgadi Pans and Nxai Pans National Park, and check off a visit to the largest individual salt pan on Planet Earth.
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
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Meno a Kwena Tented Camp
Boteti River - Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
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Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
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Njuca Hills Campsite
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
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MAP OF Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pans National Park
With a dry season stretching from May to October, day time temperatures reach mid- to high-twenties, and nighttime temperatures can be low, sub-zero in July and August. The dry season is an excellent time to witness the second largest migration of zebra and wildebeest in Africa, as they make their way from the Okavango Delta. Rains fall during the summer wet season in sudden and intense downpours, usually starting in November, and sporadically running through to April. These rains accompany higher temperatures, which can reach 40 deg C during November and December. Rainfall brings the grassland and savanna landscape back to life, with flowers blooming and grasses rapidly thickening.
The amount of rain can vary greatly, determining the extent of surface water that accumulates on the salt pans. Larger volumes of rain can result in limited access to certain parts of the park, especially some of the remote islands that include stunning clusters of baobab trees. These locations are truly unique, and if access is possible, are an absolute must-see part of any trip to the pans.
Gate times: Sunrise to Sunset
Fees Local (per day):
- Citizen BWP 10
- Resident BWP 30
- Non-resident BWP 120