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Botswana

Makgadikgadi

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Home to one of the largest salt flats in the world, Makgadikgadi is a beautifully remote and seemingly inhospitable environment. Its strangely alluring flat pans provide an uncompromising sense of escape. Makgadikgadi is a treasure trove of ancient animal fossils and stone-age tools used by humans thousands of years ago.

Highlights

  • Explore the famous Makgadikgadi salt pans
  • Encounter habituated meerkats and spot the rare brown hyena
  • Thrilling adrenaline-inducing activities like salt pan quad biking
  • Dazzling zebra migration in the wet season
  • Spectacular breeding colonies of flamingos

Iconic Activities

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  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Quad Biking Icon Quad Biking
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Fly Camping Icon Fly Camping
  • Photography Safari Icon Photography Safari
  • Star Gazing Star Bed Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
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Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect in the Makgadikgadi

  • Wildebeest
    Wildebeest
  • Springbok
    Springbok
  • Ostrich
    Ostrich
  • Oryx
    Beisa Oryx
  • Meerkat
    Meerkat
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Brown Hyena
    Brown Hyena
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TRIPS TO INSPIRE

From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, enchanting beaches and intriguing cities, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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When to visit

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