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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park reviews

5 reviews

Nice photo opps

Views: 78 Visited: Jan 2019 Reviewed: Mar 26, 2019

We were here in January, which is their peak season as the rains bring wildlife. The rains were late this year, so we did not get to see as much wildlife as I would have liked. The bat-eared foxes are my favorite, but it's hard to get them as you have to stay on the roads and they are shy when they hear a vehicle approaching. The zebra and wildebeest were starting to come out in droves, and they did attract some lions.
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A secret safari gem

Views: 517 Visited: Mar 2017 Reviewed: Dec 26, 2017

The Makgadikgadi Pans are an outstanding safari destination. I like this region because it remains largely untouched and provides intrepid visitors with adventure, unique wildlife sightings and even more unique landscapes. Indeed, it is one of those places where you can camp and not see another visitor for several days!

The highlight is to witness the two different ecological zones - The Boteti River is the dry season range for thousands of... read more

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A Vast Sea of White

Views: 810 Visited: May 2013 Reviewed: Nov 25, 2013

I love spending a night out on the salt pans of Botswana, it's an out of this world experience. Nothing really seems real. Imagine spinning around and around and around and the view simply not changing at all, just a white expanse of nothingness. This is what it is like out on Makgadikgadi Pan.

There are a few places in the world where you could describe the view as 'nothing', and the salt pans of Botswana are one of them. There are a numbe... read more

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Where is the middle of nowhere?

Views: 964 Visited: Feb 2009 Reviewed: May 21, 2013

We chose to drive out around 100 miles to a place called Kubu Island. The high grasses on the bottom of the hot car made me a bit nervous - you'll drive through a lot of it to get there, and stopping can be a bad idea if you don't find a bare space.
Mud and dodgy signing didn't stop us. GPS is, of course, a good idea. I'm still a map and compass guy, to the annoyance of an older British gentleman we ran into. We saw no other vehicles in this ... read more

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A driving and game viewing adventure of a lifetime

Views: 972 Visited: Nov 2010 Reviewed: May 10, 2013

The Makgadikgadi is to Africa what Salar Uyuni is to South America, an amazingly vast stretch of salt flats. One of only three major salt flats in the world (the third is in Utah) the pans are a truly remarkable sight and an unmissable attraction when travelling to Botswana.

I’ll start by saying that we were there at totally the wrong time, although I admit we’d actually planned it that way. The rains had started early in November and whil... read more

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