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The Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve is located southeast of the Okavango Delta and surrounded by the Kalahari Desert.

It is one of the largest network of salt pans in the World. Technically not a single pan but many pans with sandy desert in between. The pans are remnants of Africa’s greatest super lake, which dried up several thousand years ago. 

During the wet season (November to mid-April) the dry salty pans transform into a haven for migrating animals including the second largest migration of zebra and wildebeest. For several months the desert is teeming with game and predators. 

In the Dry Season (mid- April to October) when the waters dry up, the birds and animals migrate and the extraordinary ecosystem of the Makgadikgadi becomes the main attraction. 

Bushman trackers lead game walks, while other experts guide game drives, and four-wheel-drive excursions by low impact quad-bikes to remote archaeological sites in the pans where traces of prehistoric man have been uncovered.


Makgadikgadi Hotels

$$$$$ Jack’s Camp Makgadikgadi

Honeymoon, Directors favourites, Remote Location

Jack’s Camp is set on the Pans of the Makgadikgadi and was the original spot chosen by Jack Bousfield in the 1960’s.  A relic of one of the world's largest super-lakes, formed some five million years...

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