Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

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Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Did you know?

It has been discovered that the origin of mankind can be traced to Makgadikgadi pans. Scientist have deduced that about 200,000 years ago the first humans appeared in this area! Research has also established that Makgadikgadi pans is a relic of what was once the biggest inland lake in Africa!

This interesting feature is indeed a wonder! Not only does it connect you to the past, it gives you unexplainable feel of freedom! It is stark, extremely flat, almost features and taking a walk in the pans gives the romantics that inner connection; like they can see through each other.

But what is the Makgadikgadi pans?

Makgadikgadi salt pans is a series of pans covering an area of 12 000 km2, the largest being Ntwentwe and Sua. For most part of the year, the pans are dry and therefore large animals are absent. However, at the anticipation of the first rains, animal migration start; Zebras and wilderbeest head here not only for the boom in pastures but for their intake of the salt! Flammingos also do their birdly pilgrims here, they can be seen in their hundreds; an incredible thing to watch.

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