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Makgadikgadi Salt Pan

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“planet baobab”(7 reviews)
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Thank Dean874
Reviewed July 7, 2018

A unforgettable experience from start to end - the staff looked after us so well - The Salt Pan is something very different

Thank Sparkling184
Reviewed July 2, 2018

The campsites are on the edge of a salt pan, with no facilities at all. It is easy assessable by 4x4 vehicle and also easy to find. The area is very quit and there is not a lot of animals this time of the year.

Thank georgeaY8778DC
Reviewed June 28, 2018

This is a completely different landscape from surrounding area. A few large water holes where I saw several large herds of elephants, buffalo and zebra. Also hippos and a few relocated crocodiles.

Thank pbhPlymouth
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We drive ATVs into the salt pans as the trucks were too heavy. About 20 minutes in, there were no trees, landmarks anything to get your bearings. We played a little game of trying to walk back to our ATV's blindfolded. It's amazing that how...More

Thank WilsonC88
Reviewed June 10, 2018

We booked our overnight excursion to the Salt Pans through the Gweta Lodge. The Gweta Lodge is a beautiful place. In the afternoon we were driven to the salt pans in a game drive vehicle. On the way we stopped at a massive Baobab Tree...More

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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...