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North-eastern Botwana’s Boteti River, within the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, lies on the grounds of an ancient lake, within a region where some of the first ‘homo sapiens’ (humans) lived. This area is an essential part of the massive annual migration - visitors can look forward to seeing enormous herds of oryx, wildebeests, impalas, zebras, and springbok as well as elephants and hippopotamuses along the riverbank. The river also provides prime bird-watching opportunities, with large flocks of flamingos and numerous other species calling it home. Besides the usual nature reserve activities, try taking a small chartered plane for the best views of the herds; go quad biking across salt flats and sleep there under the stars,.
WHAT TO DO IN MAKGADIKGADI
Experience absolute remoteness
Go on a scenic flight
Witness the amazing flamingo flocks
Go on a quad bike excursion on the salt pans
Explore with Bushman trackers
ACCOMMODATION IN AND AROUND MAKGADIKGADI
Botswana offers the traveller a choice of accommodation options from top class hotels, luxury lodges and safari camps, to budget guesthouses and camping grounds.
See below for accommodation in and around Makgadikgadi
WALKING WITH MEERKATS
Get up close and personal with our families of habituated meerkats. Head out from camp at sunrise, so that you are ready to tail these delightful omnivores as they set off in search of their breakfast. Walk amongst them (advised by your guide) and if you take a seat you might be lucky enough to be mistaken for a termite mound, where you'll be used as a look out point for predators.