Makgadikgadi National Park & Boteti Area


Although this Botswana area was also once part of the great superlake, it is quite different in character to the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. To the west of Nwetwe Pan lies open grassland which is home to a wide range of animals as it incorporates both desert and riverine habitats. The grasslands give rise to a dense riverine forest on the banks of the Boteti River. During periods of above average rainfall, the Boteti River is one of the few drainage systems that carry the Okavango floodwaters out of the delta into the Kalahari Desert. The Boteti River lies right in the middle of these great vast thirst lands where water is priceless thus attracting some of Africa's last remaining great wildlife populations, offering a unique African safari experience.


From the Kalahari side on the open plains you may see hartebeest, gemsbok and springbok as well as lion, cheetah, kudu, giraffe, zebra and wildebeest amongst others. The timing of your vacation is significant as the seasonal movement of wildlife varies throughout the year. Following the annual summer rains from November to April, wildlife tends to disperse away from permanent surface water, moving to richer pastures in the Kalahari where rain-filled pans sustain them during the peak breeding season. The Makgadikgadi becomes the summer headquarters for thousands of zebra and blue wildebeest. However during the dry winter months after the outlying pans have dried up, the main herds of elephant, zebra and wildebeest (and their accompanying predators) are found in the corridor of the Boteti River.


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