Set in the northeast of Botswana, the Makgadikgadi Pan is actually a collection of pans with sandy desert between them. It is all that remains of a once immense lake which dried up several thousand years ago, leaving a pan covered with a dry salty crust. In the rainy season the pans can hold some water which in turn brings birds and animals. During the dry seasons they are vast expanses of white, beautiful and ideally explored by quad bike.

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Africa is wild and beautiful. Scorched open plains, rugged coastlines, vine-carpeted valleys and mile-high desert dunes.

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