Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Day 1: Maun B&B

Guests will be met by Central Khalahari Wild Tours representative at Maun airport and transferred to their lodge/B&B (guests are booked in accommodation facility of their choice). They will be left there to relax and joined later by their guide for tour briefing.

Meals at own account

Day 2: Nxai Pans


Your tour crew will pick you up in the morning as you head to the pans.

A stop over at the disease control gate, you will be guide to a wet mat to step on. Maun area is common with foot & mouth disease and efforts are made to contain it. You will continue for an hour to the national park entrance gate, after formalities, the journey now turns into a safari and off adventure.

The sand is deep and bumpy, but your guide is experienced and will do his best to ensure you are comfortable and safe! You will arrive at Baines campsite within an hour and half. The chef will serve lunch under a shady tree while others setup camp.

Your guide will take you on a tour of the baobabs and you can enjoy the pan view, as you wait for an afternoon game drive.

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 3: Nxai Pans

After early morning hot drink and toast or cereal, your guide will invite you for a game drive in search of game! Get you camera and binoculars ready!

Expect to see elephants, antelopes; kudus, zebras, wildebeest and many more! Return to camp for brunch and relax with a book until late afternoon for short drive.


Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 4: Nata

Today we trace our tracks back to the park entrance and then head east, a stop-over at Gweta village. Get yourself lunch at the restaurant or swim or just relax with a book, or simply walk around!

Later we continue to our overnight hide-out. An open area nested in cattle post area, just outside Zoroga village. Here your bed will be put at the spot you pick! It going to be an open sky night! Share your knowledge of stars with your travel crew.

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 5: Nata Bird Sanctuary

An early walk on the pans with your guide or alone as it is safe. After breakfast, you continue with the tour to Nata village.

Check-in at Nata lodge, if you want to spoil yourself, enquire for a room at the reception, otherwise your tent is ready for you.

Relax by the bar, swimming pool or campsite. Your chef will invite you for tea, and thereafter you will head to Nata Bird Sanctuary, a little outside the village. Flamingos will be observed from the hide.

Meals at own account

Day 6: Sua Town

After early morning tea, you will head with your guide to Sua pan Town. Arrive at the open salt field and if the salt mine is willing we can take a tour. Otherwise we make ourselves comfortable at the pans outside town and smell the salty air!

Meals at own account

Day 7: Kubu Island


Today you transverse, the wide open pans, heading to Kubu Island.

A cultural and archaeological monument, this picturesque island of solid stones with similar resemblance to the Baines baobab is really mind blowing to say the least!

Feel the sacredness of the area, a local guide take us through the history of the place. Enjoy the stunning sunset and sunrises of Kubu Island.

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 8: Kubu Island

Grab you backpack, because today a local guide will take you on a half day hiking tour deep into the Makgadikgadi Pans. Return to camp in time for lunch, thereafter relax and wait for the sunset miracle.

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 9: Planet Baobab

Today you bid farewell to the sacred place and head slowly back to Maun, with a stop-over at Planet Baobab Camp where you can order lunch and some refreshment. Spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing.


Meals at own account

Day 10: Maun

After early morning tea, you will transfer to Makgadikgadi National Park. Stopover at the waterhole may be rewarding as lions ambush prey coming to drink. From here a slow drive in deep sand to Khumaga, where you will camp. A game drive along Boteti river in the afternoon will be offered. You may be lucky to see elephants bathing, closeby there is a hippo pool!

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 11: Transfer to Maun

After early morning game drive, guests are transferred to Maun. Drop-off in the afternoon at their lodge.


Day 12: Airport Transfer

Guests will be transferred to the airport for departure.

Meals at own account

Tour Details


10 days


From $1,750 per person