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Nxai Pan

Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

Nxai Pan is situated on a fascinating fossil pan of the same name, overlooking beautiful grasslands so typical of this area. The game viewing is excellent, and the camp offers a true contrast to the Okavango Delta and other areas of Botswana.

At a Glance

  • Set right on the edge of the amazing Nxai Pan

  • Nine beautiful and spacious chalets spread out to either side of the main area

  • A permanent waterhole that attracts game all year round

  • Great game viewing from the comfort of your own room

Couples, Adventure, Family, Honeymoon

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Nxai Pan or take a look at our itineraries to Makgadikgadi and the Kalahari


Nxai Pan is the only permanent camp within Nxai Pan National Park and is situated right on the edge of the pan itself. When the rains start game flocks to this area and zebra in particular are present in their thousands and drop their young here which is amazing to witness. The camp itself has a water hole right in front of it that draws game in all year round. As well as incredible game drives and safari walks the camp also offers day trips to see the famous Baines' Baobabs and Khama Khama Pan so your days are never short of things to do.

The camp is built in a crescent shape with the whole of the front completely open to take advantage of the views. There are canvas blinds though that can be rolled down whenever the weather gets chilly and a wood viewing deck curves around an open firepit area which is perfect for guests enjoying sundowners before or after dinner. There is also a small plunge pool to relax in during the heat of the day and watch the action at the waterhole.

There are nine chalets spread out to either side of the main area and bar, each incredibly spacious and all linked to the main area by raised walkways. They all have their own viewing deck and en-suite bathroom as well as indoor and outdoor showers. There is also a family chalet with an additional bedroom.


8 one-bedroom chalets and 1 two-bedroom family chalet.


Children of 6 years or more are welcome at Nxai Pan Camp but families are required to take a private vehicle on game drives.


There is no mobile reception, direct phone, fax or internet. This is a real authentic safari camp that is not hampered by modern technology. Laundry service is provided though and there is a safe in each chalet.


Game Drives, Nature walks with Bushman trackers, star gazing, day trips to the famous Baines' Baobabs and Khama Khama Pan.

Location & Directions

Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

Situated in the Makgadikgadi Pans, an hour's charter flight from Maun.

When to go

Botswana’s winter is during our British summer, and the weather is hot during the day, but it isn't a stifling heat, and cold at night. The summer months (British winter) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Nxai Pan or take a look at our itineraries to Makgadikgadi and the Kalahari

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