AVGO12 Day 06: Maun – Makgadikgadi Pans

November 25, 2014 Comments Off on AVGO12 Day 06: Maun – Makgadikgadi Pans
Andrew Walton
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Maun – Makgadikgadi Pans

Leaving Maun we journey to the Makgadikgadi Pans, stopping on the way at the charming village of Gweta and continuing on south to Chapman’s Baobabs. The Baobabs’ circumference is more than 25 metres, leaving them to act as sentries over the distant pans. The Makgadikgadi Pans are enormous glimmering salt depressions set on the edges of the Kalahari Desert. We spend our evening camping on the pans, close to the village of Nata. Sleeping near these pans, beneath a star-speckled African sky is a truly unforgettable experience.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the rainy season in Botswana (primarily between January-March), we may not camp at the Makgadikgadi Pans. We might move our destination to Nata where we will overnight and awake early for a chance to see the Flamingos at the Flaming Sanctuary.

Trip Highlights: Chapman’s Baobabs, Makgadikgadi Pans, Stargazing and sleeping out on the salt pans, flamingos (seasonal)
Accommodation: Camping twin share dome tents with shared facilities and sleeping bags
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/- 200kms
Approximate Driving Time: Half day

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