One of the largest salt flats in the world, the Makgadikgadi Pans are an astonishing visual treat. This salt-encrusted expanse resembles a moonscape with undisturbed views of a flat horizon and that satisfying crunching sound below your feet. During the rains, the water attracts flocks of flamingoes that settle their pink wings on vivid blue lakes, while in the dry season it’s easier to spot the oft-camouflaged game in the wide-open terrain.
While the land is flat, the safari here is anything but bland. Few places in the continent offer thrilling horseback safaris like the ones in the Makgadikgadi that reveal sights such as vast herds of zebra and wildebeest migrating to the grasslands. Scour the brilliant white pans in a 4×4 vehicle to remote spots for sundowners and embark on explorative walks with the Zu’Hoasi bushmen who will unveil all the intricacies of this ancient arid desert.
Unravel the surprises of the Makgadikgadi Pans with insiders whose knowledge opens up this extraordinary place, whether that’s visiting a curious meerkat colony at sunrise or embarking on a night drive spotting bat-eared foxes and brown hyena.
Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Louise, who's travelled extensively in Botswana. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - the rangers who'll ensure you'll spot the best wildlife in Chobe, the village chiefs who'll give you an insight into local life and the helicopter pilots who can land you on an island in the Delta never visited by humans before.
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