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Makgadikgadi Salt Pan

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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The book is deceptive on where the Salt Pan is from the north. A bit of bad planning on our part admittedly meant we couldn't visit the Pan itself but went game viewing within the national park. This needs planning and don't believe the books.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TheTrailingSpouse
Reviewed November 7, 2018

These amazing open flat pans we visit approx. 4 times a year, many times in the wet and many times in the dry. they never fail to amaze, the curvature of the earth, clearly visible. There are some DONTs, such as "stay on the visible...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TonyY987
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Honestly when coming in botswana too many people pass this amazing desert and it is in my opinion a huge mistake! The landscapes are amazing, very unique and allows to have a really different experience during the trip in Botswana. It is simple it was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JulienV_11
Reviewed October 11, 2018

what is it to be on the moon, probably something you can experience here. And if it's been raining, it's another dramatic landscape that unfold at your feets!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alice_the_wonderland
Reviewed October 11, 2018

We decided to do something different than usual on our trips. What an adventure it was. We arrived after a bumpy road to the adventure camp where we stayed two nights. It was very quite with the most beautiful sunset and sunrise.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gerda12015
Reviewed August 29, 2018

the silence of this place reminds you of what is really important, to keep yourself balanced in the busy hectic pace of city life. over night out in the pan if you can. you will not forget it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jetfuel71
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Perfect for a short stay..we did 3 nights. For viewing game, seeing meerkats, quadbiking, horse riding. Lovely comfortable camp. Unique environment.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 90rebecca
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Fortunately, we asked about the conditions of the pans at Gweta Lodge before heading to Lekubu island. The guy told us that the pans are still wet if you try to reach them via Gweta. Therefore, we took the alternative route about 15km before Nata....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dino W
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

This place is out of this world. It’s like being on the surface of the moon, and there is nothing at all to see for miles around. It’s so flat you can see the earths curvature and the stars, with the benefit of an unobstructed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lunavix
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Great photography out on the plains. Be aware that it can get extremely cold when the wind is up. Dress in layers and look into how you can do trick photography on the plains prior to going.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Joanna C
August 6, 2017|
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Response from DrChipB | Reviewed this property |
Not that cold. Maybe 45-50 degrees F at worst. Guides provide the most comfortable sleeping gear you can imagine for that environment--especially the hot water bottles! I was so toasty, I stripped down to my scivvies and... More
Motsebe B
May 22, 2017|
Response from HarpreetsWanderlust | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as far as I know you can do a self drive. entry is 140 bwp a day. Check before you travel though because prices and rules may change...