Holidays to Nxai Pan

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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.

Take-in fantastic zebra sightings with holidays to Nxai Pan Nxai Pan Camp Game drive vehicle Nxai elephants - Photo by Kwando Safaris

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.

Nxai Pan Highlights

  • Phenomenal game viewing during the rainy season (Jan - April)
  • Famous for huge numbers of springbok
  • Incredibly large herds of giraffe
  • A unique landscape of umbrella acacia trees and mopane woodland
  • Home to rare species like the brown hyena and wild dog
  • The ancient and unique Baines Baobabs
  • The incredible wildlife spectacle of the Zebra Migration

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Selected Nxai Pan Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Nxai Pan

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Malachite Kingfisher

Northern Botswana Journey Safari

Cost Per Person
From $7,520 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Chobe, Linyanti, Central Kalahari, Okavango Delta, Nxai Pan
Elephant herd by Dana Allen in the Linyanti

Victoria Falls, Botswana Safari and Mauritius Holiday

Cost Per Person
From $8,250 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Linyanti, Okavango Delta, Livingstone & Victoria Falls, Johannesburg, Nxai Pan

Nxai Pan Accommmodation

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  • Nxai Pan Camp

    Situated in Nxai Pan National Park, this eponymously named camp offers fantastic game viewing during the rainy season and a waterhole at its front to entice game for a drink.