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Makgadikgadi Pans: One of the largest salt flats in the world.

Find out one of the most enchanting and inimitable on the planet of the second largest salt plain called Makgadikgadi Pans located in the heart of Botswana. According to the picture, the vision of broad expanses of land resembles a dream in which the horizon is never-ending, resulting in the perception of serene emotions for the viewer. This one is a beautiful view of hopelessness where, with a touch of despair, black ripped soil transforms into a white desert of salt and sand that misconstrues available water as vapor and the odd patches of vegetation that can grow in such an environment. When one nature goes to the area during the rainy season they get to appreciate seeing the number of bush avian and the wild animals that flock to the water shallow areas. Whether it is to look at the stars and the black darkened sky when you are out at night or when you are exploring the solitude of the pans, Makgadikgadi Pans gives you a feeling that one can hardly get in one of the harshest settings that nature provides.

Itinerary

This itinerary offers a blend of adventure, cultural immersion, and breathtaking scenery, making for an unforgettable visit to the Makgadikgadi Pans.

Day 1: Arrival and Afternoon Exploration

Arrive at Maun Airport and transfer to your lodge or camp in the Makgadikgadi Pans, a journey of about 3 hours. After check-in, enjoy a leisurely lunch and some rest. In the late afternoon, embark on an exploratory drive or walk to witness the stunning, otherworldly landscapes of the pans. Marvel at the vast salt flats and unique geological formations as the sun sets, casting dramatic shadows and colors across the landscape. Return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2: Wildlife and Cultural Experience

Begin your day with an early morning game drive or guided walk to observe the unique wildlife that inhabits the pans, such as meerkats, springboks, and zebras. Return to the lodge for breakfast and some relaxation. In the late morning, visit a local village to learn about the culture and traditions of the indigenous people. Enjoy lunch back at the lodge, followed by some leisure time. In the afternoon, explore the Ntwetwe Pan, known for its moon-like surface and expansive vistas. Return to the lodge for dinner and an evening under the stars, perhaps around a campfire, before an overnight stay.

Day 3: Adventure Activities and Departure

After breakfast, engage in an exciting activity such as a quad bike tour across the salt flats, offering an exhilarating way to experience the vast openness of the pans. Alternatively, during the wet season, you can enjoy bird watching and observe the flamingos that flock to the area. Return to the lodge for lunch and some relaxation. Check out from the lodge and transfer back to Maun Airport for your departure, or continue your journey to another destination.

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Important Information

Packing Tips:

  • Light, breathable clothing for daytime.
  • Warm layers for early mornings and evenings.
  • Comfortable walking shoes.
  • Binoculars and a good camera.
  • Sun protection: hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
  • Insect repellent.

Additional Notes:

  • Ensure you stay hydrated and carry water with you.
  • Follow the guide’s instructions and respect the environment.
  • Consider a guided tour for a richer, more informative experience.

Terms & Conditions

Prices are “from”, per person, based on 2 adults and 2 children (under the age of 12) sharing, and include all taxes. Subject to availability. 4 nights’ accommodation in an aparthotel in London. Breakfast daily. Day touring as per the itinerary.

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