Botswana's salt pans during the rainy season

Trip description

The salt basins in the centre of the country were, millennia ago, the bed of a gigantic lake. Today, these vast, absolutely empty spaces offer visitors striking landscapes. During the southern summer, many migratory birds stop here. We spend at least 3 days there to see the most exceptional sites.

Day 1: Departure from Maun

Day 2: Baines Baobabs and Nxai Parts National Park

Day 3: Nata and Bird Sanctuary

Day 1 : Departure from Maun

Day1 : Departure from Maun ©Marie Gousseff / Julien Marchais

Night in a camp on the banks of the river Boteti, at the gates of the Makgadikgadi Areas National Park. Discovery of its fauna and flora.

Day 2 : Baines Baobabs and Nxai Parts National Park

Day2 : Baines Baobabs and Nxai Parts National Park ©Marie Gousseff / Julien Marchais

The famous Baines Baobabs site is located close to the Maun-Nata axis and the little reserve of Nxai Pan takes place in one day. Night camping on site or in Gweta.

Day 3 : Nata and Bird Sanctuary

Day3 : Nata and Bird Sanctuary ©François JANNE DOTHEE

In the southern summer, Bird Sanctuary hosts hundreds of birds, including pink flamingos and white pelicans. Return to Maun or to Poursuite or Serowe. 

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