Pangalactic paradise: a unique African safari Makgadikgadi

Southeast of the Okavango Delta, surrounded by the Kalahari Desert, you’ll find the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, the largest salt flats on earth – and Botswana’s most unusual African safari experience.

Visible from space, the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans are the remains of what was once an ancient super-lake stretch out over almost 10,000 salty square miles. For those who crave solitude and silence (and the odd meerkat on your head), this stark lunar landscape is paradise. But it’s not without spectacular game-viewing.

In the dry season, antelope, meerkats and brown hyena dot the landscape while thirsty elephants huddle along the Boteti River. And as the rains begin to fall, clouds of cotton candy flamingos descend on the pans and enormous herds of zebra and wildebeest migrate to their edges. Makgadikgadi is a veritable smorgasbord for hungry predators, set against granite outcrops and squat baobabs.

Makgadikgadi Itineraries

7 nights Custom Safari Best of Botswana and Victoria Falls Safari The Delta, a desert and the dramatic Zambezi

Starts: Maun Ends: Livingstone

Price from USD $10,750 per person

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