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Nxai Pan

Nxai Pan Camp is located in northern Botswana on the western edge of a fossil pan from which the camp takes its name. This environmentally friendly camp faces east over the open grasslands of Nxai Pan once part of the great lake that covered Botswana.

Nxai Pan Camp consists of nine environmentally adapted thatched rooms, one of which is great for families with two bedrooms and a shared bathroom. The rooms are wide, spacious and modern and have been especially designed to provide a constant comfortable temperature throughout the year. Interiors are white-washed and light wood has been used for furniture which compliments the stark surrounds. Double or twin beds face out through sliding doors onto a wooden deck with most having good views to the waterhole in front of camp. Rooms are linked to the main area by low raised walkways. Built in a crescent shape under thatch, the wide main area is slightly raised on a wooden deck and completely open to the front.

There is a dining room, lounge, bar, viewing deck, fire pit, small plunge pool with sun loungers and curio shop.

 

 

 

Style

Large thatched rooms

Rooms

9

Open Season

Open all year round

Safari Experience

Using a guide and tracker team activities at Nxai Pan include morning and afternoon game drives, nature walks and star-gazing. Day trips to Baines’ Baobabs and Khama Khama Pan are available on request. Nxai Pan camp is the only lodge within the borders of the Nxai Pan National Park.

An early morning wake up starts the day with a quick, hearty breakfast of porridge/cereal, muffins, fruit and tea or coffee.  Then you head out on your activity with your guide and tracker.

Morning activities end around 11am, making way for brunch.  Then it’s relaxation time in camp, making use of the main areas or relaxing in your own tent.

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.

Tea is served around 3.30 pm with an array of savoury and sweet food before the afternoon activity then begins.

Return to camp just after sunset for dinner.  Communal dining is the way at Kwando, giving the opportunity to talk to your guide and other guests.  After dinner, enjoy a coffee or liqueur by the fire before bed.

Stargazing is also a popular pastime, using the telescope situated on the main deck.

 

Wildlife & Birdlife

Nxai Pan is renowned for its healthy springbok population.

This area is at its peak during the annual rainy season. Once the rains start zebras and wildebeest migrate to the region in their thousands to drop their young.

Extraordinarily large herds of giraffe can be seen, sometimes with up to 30 in a group.

These large herds attract many predators and lion, cheetah, jackal and hyena are regularly seen as well as the elusive brown hyena.

The endangered wild dog and leopard are also found here.

Added Extras

Private dinners can be arranged for special occasions.

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