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Ntwetwe Pan Bivouac
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Ntwetwe Pan Bivouac


... is located in the Makgadikgadi Pans area of central Botswana.

This fantastic salt-pan sleep-out experience is operated out of Planet Baobab and usually lasts for one night.

Setting out from the lodge up on the main road, it usually takes a couple of hours to drive down to the edge of the pans, where you meet with the quad-bikes and guides. Heading out into the apparent nothingness of the flats, there is the chance to learn about the fascinating geology, palaeontology and ecology of this remarkable place. It might not sound all that on paper, but this emptiness really is is pretty mind-boggling, probably the closest you will get to landing on an alien planet.

The overnight camp is about as simple as possible, sleeping outside in bedrolls, with rudimentary toilet facilities, a table and some chairs.

Potential downsides are the simplicity of the camp itself, the less obvious nature of the safari experience and the fact that the camp is only operational during the dry season Jun/Oct when the surface of the salt pans is dry and hard.

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Mar 2.0
Apr 2.0
May 6.0
Jun 8.0
Jul 8.5
Aug 8.5
Sep 8.0
Oct 7.5
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Dec 6.0
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