Nxai Pan Camp
Makgadikgadi National Park, Botswana
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NXAI PAN CAMP
- MAKGADIKGADI PANS, BOTSWANA
Nxai Pan National Park lies just north of the Maun-Nata road and adjoins Makgadikgadi Pans National Park on its northern border. The Nxai Pans were once part of the great lake that covered central Botswana – which included The Okavango Delta, Makgadikgadi and Lake Ngami to name a few. Home to the famous “Baines’ Baobabs” which lies on the southern side of the park – The pan itself is a fossil lakebed about 40 sq km in size. The landscape is largely covered by grassland and dotted with clusters of umbrella acacia trees and mopane woodland in the north. During the rains from November to April – the pans become covered in grass which is a landscape very similar to the Kalahari. Nxai Pan is well known for its huge springbok population and once the rains have started, gemsbok, elephant and zebras migrate to the region. At this time zebra’s come in their thousands to drop their young at Nxai Pan. Extraordinarily large herds of giraffe’s can be seen with up to 30 in a group. Once the rains have started the bird life is also excellent.
These large herds of zebras, springbok, and wildebeest attract many predators – lion, cheetah, jackal and both spotted and the elusive brown hyena, as well as the endangered wild dog and the secretive leopard. There are large numbers of bat-eared fox and raptors that prey on the rodents and reptiles. At times, rhino have also been sighted. Also to be seen are the eland, greater kudu and red hartebeest.
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Situated in the tree line – with 8 purpose built desert rooms – all rooms have thatched roofs and insulation so it is cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. The main area consists of a dining room, lounge area and a viewing deck. We also have a swimming pool, library and curio shop.
• 8 purpose built desert rooms:
• 7 x twin rooms
• 1 x family room – sleep 4 guests
• Total number of guests 18 guests
• One guides room
• All solar powered
• Fans in all rooms
• Outside showers and private viewing deck
• All rooms and main area connected by slightly raised walkways.
Children under 6 years are welcome if exclusive use of the camp is booked. Children between 6 - 12 allowed but private vehicle must be booked. Children over 12 years are treated as adults.
• Game drives in open 4 x 4 vehicles.
• Historical tours to Baines Baobabs.
• Nature Walks.
• Please note that Nxai Pan is in a national park and an ecological sensitive area – for this reason we can not drive off road or at night.
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