Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana
Silver price level
We love the camp staff at Kwando properties, and this is no exception. Game viewing can be sub par compared to other nearby areas and as this is a National Park, vehicles are required to stay on roads, so sightings can be far away. From December through March, the zebra migration makes its way through Nxai Pan, which can be stunning!
Nxai Pan Camp is located on the western edge of the fossil pan from which the camp takes its name. The camp faces east over the open grasslands of the pans and accommodates a maximum of 18 guests in thatched cottages specially designed to provide a constant and comfortable temperature throughout the year. Excellent game viewing is possible from the comfort of your rooms as the water hole in front of the camp draws a multitude of mammal species.
The area encompasses the famous Ntwetwe Pans, Makgadikgadi Pans, Nxai Pan, Baines Baobabs, and Kudiakam Pan. The landscape is largely covered by grassland and dotted with clusters of umbrella acacia trees and mopane woodland in the north. It is known for its large populations of both springbok and oryx, and is also the only natural environment where one can see impala and springbok living together. Once the summer rains have begun (late November to March) migratory species such as zebra and wildebeest begin to move to the Nxai Pan area in their thousands. In addition, hundreds of elephants make their way to the area from the Chobe and Okavango to feed. These large herds attract predator species, including lion, cheetah, wild dog, leopard, spotted hyena, and the more elusive brown hyena.
Activities offered at Nxai Pan are game drives, day trips to the famous Baines Baobabs and Khama Khama Pan, star gazing, as well as nature walks with Bushman trackers.