Things to do in The Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Pans
Quad Biking to Kubu Island
An adrenaline rush-inducing way to experience the other-worldly Makgadikgadi Pans is on a quad biking adventure to Kubu Island, where you'll spend two nights under the stars. The 2.7 billion year old granite fist that rises dramatically out of the flat salt pans is home to fossil beaches, baobabs and granite boulders the size of buses.
Visiting the Local Meerkats
Make friends with a habituated meerkat colony, getting up close with these loveable and extremely social animals. With the help of an expert guide, inspect and interpret the animals' behaviour without impacting their daily routine. This is one of the only places you can enjoy this unique experience in southern Africa.
Stargazing and Lessons in Astronomy
Spend time stargazing on the Makgadikgadi Pans and learn about the Southern Hemisphere's constellations with a local expert. The first-hand bush stories that you'll be told along the way are a fascinating insight to life as a local. You don't have to be an astrophotographer or a rocket scientist to enjoy this out-of-this-world experience.
Kalahari Bushmen Experience
Spend time with the Bushmen of Botswana, known as the San people, immersing yourself in their traditional ways and learning the secrets of the Kalahari, which have been passed down through the generations. The Bushmen have an intimate knowledge of the area and its flora and fauna, and can give you a fascinating insight into how they survive off the land.