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Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Once a water source larger than the size of Sweden, the remains of Lake Makgadikgadi are rather impressive.

Situated in the North East of Botswana in the dry Savannah lies the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. Comprising of many salt pans clustered together with sandy deserts between them, the pans are surrounded by the Kalahari desert, and prove to be an important habitat for animals migrating (such as wildebeest, zebra and birdlife) once the rains have been.

Here you will find Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, a slightly different park to that of most in Botswana. This park offers safari experiences amongst the salt pans, which prove to be very different to other safari experiences, one you will absolutely not forget.

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If you don't want scorching temperatures, and would prefer a getaway with no rain, the best months to visit the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans are the months of May through to August. Read More

If you don't want scorching temperatures, and would prefer a getaway with no rain, the best months to visit the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans are the months of May through to August. Daily temperatures average of around 16 degrees centigrade in these months, however it can get rather cold in the mornings and evenings.

If you'd prefer to bask in the heat and don't mind a moderate amount of rainfall, October to March produce the hottest daytime temperatures, although you will probably encounter a thunderstorm and some rain, although these don't last particularly long and can add to the authenticity and experience of your visit.

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