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shimmering salt pans along with the Nxai Pans are believed to be the
largest in the world. Dried up centuries ago due to the continuous
shifting of the earth's crust, they are now one of the most important
wetland areas in Botswana during the rainy season - when they transform
and come alive into beautiful grass-plains - as they attract many species
of migratory birds and large herds of animals. Antelope are the most
common type of wildlife in this area, and in the wet season they can be
spotted by the thousands as they converge to the precious sparkling water.
The Makgadikgadi and Nxai Salt Pans are
the largest in the world and it is fascinating to see them change with the
changing of the seasons - from dry, white shimmering landscapes to lush
green grass-plains with an abundance of water and wildlife.
Along the Nxai
Pans you will find the "Baines Baobabs", who stand immortal and
majestic for centuries amidst the short grass.
In the area there are also
a few historical bushman sites where you can learn more about their
The two great pans operate as one
covering grass-plains, open pans and savannah. The wildlife is impressive
but not as dense as Chobe or Moremi, during the wet season, this area is
sought out by great herds of antelope and migratory birds such as
Viewing & Bird Watching:
Game viewing in
this area during the wet season is at its best and a bird watchers
paradise. Experience the sight
of large herds of antelope converge on the great lakes to drink and play. And
the large flocks of migrant flamingoes is a sight not to be missed.
Bushmen trackers will take you on
guided walks to historical sites and teach you about the connection
between their ancient culture and the natural environment.
Wheel Drive Excursions:
Venture into the more remote sites in
the impenetrable salt pans on 4WD bikes to explore this fascinating piece