Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Makgadikgadi pans national park lies southeast of the Okavango Delta and surrounded by the Kalahari Desert. The park comprises a series of dry salt pans that were once a lakebed.
In appearance, the pans appear arid and inhospitable. These pans are fed by rainwater, Nata and Boteti Rivers, these pans are part of the collection of salt pans found in Kalahari to the south-east of the Okavango Delta and most of these pans are Sua pan, Nxai Pan, and Ntwetwe Pan which are protected Makgadikgadi pans park covering an area of 39000 square kilometers.
Amazing Makgadikgadi Pans national park’s lush grassland inhabits many animals such as zebras, wildebeests, elephants, zebras, wildebeests, Cape baboons, vervet monkeys, giraffes, waterbucks, and many more.
There are over 200 bird species in Makgadikgadi pans park and they include Abdim’s stork, African fish eagle, Black bustard, Black-cheeked waxbill, Black-winged stilt, Bronze-winged courser, Burchell’s Coucal, Burchell’s courser, Dusky lark, Gabar goshawk, Great white pelican, Greater flamingo, Hartlaub’s babbler, Kori bustard, Lesser flamingo, Martial eagle, Meyer’s parrot, Ostrich, Pied avocet, Pink-backed pelican, Red-billed francolin, Red-necked falcon, Saddle-billed stork, Secretary bird, Temminck’s courser, Violet-eared waxbill, wattled crane, White-browed robin-chat and many more.
Makgadikgadi Pans national park safari activities include game drives, guide walking safaris, sleeping out on the pans, sleeping under the stars, visiting meerkat colonies, bird watching, and recreating the paintings of Thomas Baines.