• The only permanent camp situated within Nxai Pan National Park
• 9 well-insulated chalets, including one family suite
• Overlooks a bustling waterhole often frequented by elephants
• Each safari is accompanied by both a guide and tracker
• Great location to view the zebra and wildebeest migration in the wet season
Nxai Pan Camp holds the honour of being the only permanent camp within the Nxai Pan National Park, adjoining the more famous Makgadigadi Pans. The main lounge and dining area is flanked by 9 chalets, including one family suite, which look out over a bustling waterhole often frequented by elephants. Each one is fairly spacious and includes a small lounge as well as indoor and outdoor showers. A small pool leads off to one side of the main building and is most welcome during the warm summer months (Oct – April). Interestingly, the camp was built using polystyrene, chicken wire mesh and plaster, which helps to insulate during both summer and winter extremes.
Activities here are centred around game drives but because the camp is situated within a national park no off-roading or night drives are allowed. Each drive is accompanied by both a guide and tracker – somewhat of a rarity for Botswana. Big game viewing can be erratic but in the wet season (Jan – April) huge herds of zebra and wildebeest may move through the area. This movement of animals represents the largest migration in southern Africa today and is followed by lion, cheetah and even leopard. A short walk with one of the Bushman guides may be of interest, during which he will reveal some of their secrets of survival developed over thousands of years. The famous Baines’s Baobabs are also accessible during a full day drive from camp.
Nxai Pan is often combined with Kwara Camp and either Lagoon Camp or Lebala Camp further north in Botswana. These properties allow for a wonderful contrast and when carefully combined will allow you to experience many different habitats and species during a single safari.