Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Botswana’s Makgadikgadi covers an area roughly the size of Switzerland, and has some of the largest saltpans in the world! The national park protects a small portion of these pans, as well as the Boteti River – a magnet for wildlife especially during Botswana’s dry season when the river is the only source of water for miles around.
Makgadikgadi Pans is an extraordinary place! Visit during the dry winter months and you’ll see a shimmering, salty crust stretching out to the horizon. When the summer rains arrive, the landscape transforms into lush grasslands and a lake attracting thousand-strong flocks of pink flamingos. The fresh grazing brings large herds of zebra and wildebeest, closely followed by lion, jackal and brown hyena.