Meet with a meerkat! The largest saltpans in the world, Makgadikgadi Pans will offer you a unique safari experience. Changing with the seasons, the summer rains entice waterfowl and flamingos, while December to April boast enormous herds of wildebeest, zebra and springbok – with the accompanying predators – on the open grasslands. In the dry winter months, you can ride four-wheeled motorcycles and quad bike. Walk with a Bushman tracker and visit the historical Chapman’s Baobab tree, used by early explorers Livingstone and Selous. The highlight? Getting close to lively local meerkats who are accustomed to humans, allowing incredible photographic opportunities.
Vast Kalahari Desert
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Places: Arusha (1 day) → Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro (2) → Serengeti (Northern) (3) → Dar es Salaam (1) → Okavango Delta (2) → Chobe National Park (2) → Victoria Falls Zambia (2)
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Do you wish to experience nothing and everything all at once? Experience a complete desert adventure with a stay at Jacks Camp, tucked under Acacia trees within the vast and beautiful Makgadikgadi pans.
Situated close to the village of Gweta, (also charmingly known as 'The Place of the Bullfrogs'), on the Francistown-Maun road and sheltered by a grove of gigantic baobabs, Planet Baobab offers a welcoming base from which to explore the Makgadikgadi Pans system.