The Makgadikgadi salt pans are the remnants of a vast lake that dried up around 1,500 years ago. The dry salt-encrusted pans are separated by many grass and palm covered sandy islands; the landscape is flat and the immense skyline appears to go on forever.
With 2 Seasons Winter ( dry season ) 15th April – 31st October and Summer ( wet season ) 01 November -15th April. The wet season brings flamingos and the migration of wildebeest and zebra and following them the predators.
During the wet season it isn’t possible to ride on the pans themselves as the water makes the ground sticky and boggy, but there are plenty of opportunities for long canters across the grasslands.
During the dry season (around May – September) there are less zebra and wildebeest but as the pans dry out there are fantastic opportunities for fast riding across the vast expanses of salt crust.
The Makgadikgadi pans offer some unique highlights – the chance to look for the shy brown hyena; some of the largest baobab trees in the world; the chance to interact with a local meerkat family and walks with bushmen to learn about this fascinating part of Africa.
Open all year around we recommend 4 days /5 nights for Horse riding Safari. Each ride is approximately 4- 6 hours per day with a weight limit is 14st 12 lbs ( 95 kg – 208 lb). A maximum of 8 riders.
During a five night safari you will spend 3 nights at Camp Kalahari and two nights at a fly camp. Camp Kalahari offers large A framed tents with en-suite bathrooms, whilst fly camp is more rustic, with large dome tents and bucket showers.