The Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Pans

The Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Pans: An Overview

The grasslands of the Kalahari and the lunar-like expanse of the Makgadikgadi saltpans highlight the sheer diversity of Botswana's terrain. So much so that it can at times be hard to believe you are on the same continent let alone the same country as the Okavango wetlands.

Ra, Louise Fitzgerald and Fee are here to help give you the inside track.

Why we think you’ll love it

  • You can take a trip out on the Makgadikgadi Pans at night to watch the planetarium show unfold overhead with horizon-to-horizon stars
  • We can arrange walks with Zu'hoasi Bushmen trackers for a glimpse into their ancient culture.
  • Learn more and find out when to go in our in-depth guide

Original Highlight

The Kalahari Desert has for thousands of years been the traditional home of the legendary Bushmen - and a morning with them is one of the fascinating experiences I've ever had.

Ra, Original Traveller

A note on price

Skinted: Three nights in the Makigadikgadi Pans and three in the Delta (low season), plus international flights, will cost you around £6,000. Minted: a ten-day trip consisting of three nights in the Pans, three nights in the Delta and three nights further north, in the Linyanti, will cost more like £12,000. Learn more about our pricing

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