Nxai Pan Camp

  • The only permanent camp in Botswana’s Nxai Pan National Park
  • Nine spacious and comfortable rooms with thatch roofs
  • Very good level of guiding and general service
  • Tremendous contrast between this area and the Okavango Delta
When To Visit Makgadikgadi Salt Pans:

Nxai Pan is the best camp in the Reserve, with a good level of guiding and general service. Well worth a visit!

Nxai Pan is the only permanent camp inside the Nxai Pan Park boundary. It’s run by Kwando Safaris, who are famous for their camps in the game-rich area of northern Botswana – Lebala, Lagoon, Kwara and Little Kwara.

Nxai Pan Camp is located within Botswana’s Nxai Pan National Park, just north of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.

The entire camp is raised on decking, with connecting wooden walkways that link up the buildings. The large main area is open fronted, with great views over both the Pan itself and the permanent watering hole that attracts a variety of game. There’s also a small pool.

The nine spacious and very comfortable rooms have thatch roofs and solid insulated walls so that they stay cool in summer and warm in winter, particularly important as the temperature fluctuates so much in the Kalahari. All have ceiling fans, outside showers and a viewing deck.

Nxai Pan is a seasonal game camp, with the best game viewing between November and April, Botswana’s summer. At this time there is rain, so large numbers of animals migrate to Nxai Pan from the Chobe and the Okavango to make use of the fresh grazing – vast herds of zebra are common.

However, game viewing is unreliable through the rest of the year, as the area becomes very dry in startling contrast to the waters in the Okavango Delta. The migratory herds move away during this time in search of better grazing. It’s worth mentioning also that, due to National Park regulations, you cannot drive off road.

"Owned by the safari focussed Kwando Safaris Nxai Pan is the only camp inside the reserve. People always ask us ‘why go to Nxai’? The answer is to visit a place that few people visit….and be rewarded with dark mane lions, brown hyena and a genuine sense of Wilderness. A wonderful place but a simpler camp than you might expect."

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans