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About Makgadikgadi Pans

Makgadikgadi Pans is situated in Botswana. Makgadikgadi Pans backpacking tours offer some of Botswana's best game viewing opportunities plus a wide range of things to see and do.


Makgadikgadi Pans birdlife includes species such as Korhaan, Ostrich, Kestrel and Goshawks.


Makgadikgadi Pans conservation is able to preserve the area in a natural state which is almost untarnished by human influence.


Makgadikgadi Pans malaria medication includes the following: • Mefloquine (Lariam) • Atovaquone/proguanil (Malarone) • Doxycycline


Makgadikgadi Pans plant life includes a range of habitats including forest and savanna woodland and large areas of open grassland.

Safety Tips

• Lodges and camps are generally unfenced, so don't attempt to sleep outside your tent as there may well be dangerous wild animals prowling the area • Do not ever attempt to feed or touch any wildlife you see - many species could be dangerous and human interference is not permitted • Stay in your car during game drives and follow your guide's instructions at all times to ensure safety • While most camps are free of crime, it is best to keep valuables in the safe and do not leave anything lying around which could be too tempting to resist • The water is generally not safe for swimming, and crocodiles or hippos may be lurking within the banks

Travel Books

Makgadikgadi Pans recommended travel books include the following: • Botswana in Pictures by Alison Behnke • Africa's Top Wildlife Countries: Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia & Zimbabwe by Mark W. Nolting • Botswana in Pictures by Alison Behnke • Botswana: Okavango Delta, Chobe, Northern Kalahari: The Bradt Travel Guide by Chris McIntyre


Makgadikgadi Pans wildlife ranges from Lion to Leopard, Wild Dog, Cheetah, Springbok, Gemsbok, Wildebeest, Zebra, Giraffe, Brown and Spotted Hyena and Eland.


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