Well known for its huge springbok population, Nxai Pan, which lies adjacent to the huge Makgadikgadi salt pans is a landscape largely covered by dusty grassland and dotted with clusters of umbrella acacia trees and mopane woodland. With the coming of the rains thousands of zebra begin their annual migration across the pans, closely followed by elephant, gemsbok, wildebeest and extraordinarily large herds of giraffe. These of course 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, rhinos have been sighted along with a range of plains game, including eland, greater kudu and red hartebeest.
Holidays to Nxai Pan offer a landscape that is vast and remote but also capable of providing something unique, with some stunning sights to behold. Baines' Baobabs are famous in the area; seemingly unchanged in almost 150 years the seven trees are uniquely found in a cluster, which is rare for baobabs. In the north of the park Khama Khama Pan is worthy of a visit. Game drives are a great way to explore the area but we also recommend a nature walk, led by an experienced Bushmen tracker. Star gazing at Nxai Pan is also a highlight.
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