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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Makgadikgadi Salt Pans are an absolutely phenomenal habitat that hugely differs from Botswana's immediate surrounds. Seeing the change from small shrubby tree to seemingly endless plains of light yellow grass where cows, horses, donkeys, and native birds abound was beautiful. We travelled from Mmatshumo...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank NarelleKay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We flew from Gweta over the Makgadikgadi Pans via Khubu Island to Francistown. The views of the pans from the air is absolutely spectacular. It appears like a massive and endless white beach as the light illusions make the horizon appear blue in colour on...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank N3Aviation
Reviewed 4 September 2019

Sleeping on the pans was truly unforgettable. Quad bikes and BBQ dinner included. Truly once in a lifetime!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank bolliveb123
Reviewed 28 August 2019 via mobile

Travelling across the Magadigadi always brings much excitement as can almost see the curvature of the earth. One also realise how insignificant one is in such ancient surroundings. Love it!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank BlouBulJHB
Reviewed 26 August 2019

Although this salt pan dims in comparison to the white salt pan in Bolivia, this salt pan with its brownish white salt crust has its own attraction. We were fortunate to spend a night on the salt pan at full moon.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Klaus G
Reviewed 5 August 2019

This pan, which you can cross by car or squad is the result of natures whimps million years ago. It's a giant salt pan stredging for hundreds of square miles.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank bweegenaar
Reviewed 31 July 2019

Fascinating area - totally flat and grey with a fine layer of salt crust over the dry mud. Not much wildlife save for a few ostriches but a great place to experience a truly wild place. It is even better at night; with no light...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Chris H
Reviewed 30 July 2019

Khumaga wilderness camp This camp is in the Makgadigadi pans, and you have to cross the Boteti River to reach it. They have only camping sites, without any electricity. Ablutions are clean and have electricity. Costs are a bit expensive as you have to pay...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Johann K
Reviewed 28 July 2019

The walk across these salt pans is a highlight of my life. An unforgettable experience that challenged my sense of survival. Total peace and wide skies.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Samanyika
Reviewed 9 July 2019

The drive out onto the pans at sunset was a magical experience as the sky darkened from blue into pinks and golds. The pans stretched out for miles around us. As soon as the sun was gone the biting cold crept in. You'll need several...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jocelyn W
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6 August 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
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Motsebe B
23 May 2017|
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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...
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