The Makgadikgadi Pans National Park is a salt pan - with an area of 3,900 kilometres. Situated in the middle of the dry savanna of north-eastern Botswana. However, it is one of the largest salt flats in the world. Lying south-west of the Okavango Delta and surrounded by the Kalahari Desert.
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park comprises nutritious grasslands, attracting thousands of animals. It is, however, an area of low rainfall and the Boteti River rarely flows to capacity - but often has everlasting pools that attracts waterbuck, bushbuck and hippos.
The zebra migration in Botswana begins when the rains start to fall, usually around the end of November to early December. Flocks of flamingos can be observed from the air during a thrilling helicopter flight where you can experience the true size of this awesome spectacle.
Game such as springbok, gemsbok, wildebeest and zebras move slowly from the pans in the South East of the park, to the Boteti River on the Western side of the park. Animals accumulate in their thousands during this migration; one can also see shy antelope such as duiker and bushbuck in heavily wooded areas beside the river.
The Makgadikgadi Pans is where you can see the very entertaining meerkats, impressive Baobab trees along with the incredible biodiversity of the region. There are plenty of activities to enjoy and majestic landscapes to experience in the Makgadikgadi. This is the perfect destination for those who prefer something a little more off-the-beaten-track and an authentic Botswana safari.