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Nxai Pan Camp
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Nxai Pan Camp


... also sometimes known as Nxai Pan Lodge in order to avoid confusion with the public campsite of the same name, is located in the Nxai Game Reserve area of Botswana.

Upsides ...

Nxai Pan Camp is an excellent luxury permanent tented camp, the only option inside Nxai Pan National Park. It offers comfortable accommodation and high quality safari guiding throughout the reserve, at relatively attractive prices.

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Downsides ...

The main potential downsides at Nxai Pan Camp are that some people, especially less experienced safari travellers, may find that the area is simply not be hard-hitting enough, the flat landscape may seem rather dull and wildlife sightings too few and far between.

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Nxai Pan Camp

When to visit ...

It is important to note that this area has converse seasons to the main safari areas of the Okavango Delta and Linyanti Waterfront, largely because it does not contain any permanent rivers or waterholes, but relies completely on a network of seasonal rain-filled pans.

Nov/Apr ... is the summer green season, the classic period in which to visit, when the pans fill and the land produces luxuriant new grass. At this time wildlife converges into the core areas in large numbers.

May/Oct ... is a fascinating but less obvious time to visit. This is the dry season, when the grass dies back and the pans dry out, causing the wildlife to disperse across a vast hinterland in a bitter struggle for survival.

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A few words about prices ...

We are specialists in helping our guests to build the very best and most suitable safaris for the lowest possible prices. A safari can be a very expensive undertaking and we always do everything we can to meet your target budget.

Further up this page you will see our guide price for Nxai Pan Camp. This is the high season rate per person per night sharing a double room. For most people this should represent a worst case scenario, since various discounts usually apply at other times of year.

We guarantee that the prices we charge will be the same or, more often than not, considerably less than if you were to book directly with the owner. We also guarantee to match or beat any legitimate competitive quotations. Additionally, all our itineraries have fully itemised pricing, so that you can see exactly how much each element costs, which should provide you with great reassurance and help you to make decisions when fine-tuning your trip.

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Nxai Pan Camp

How we like to include Nxai Pan Camp in trips ...

For us the main issue is which of the three main desert areas to include in a safari. Makgadikgadi has the salt pans and habituated meerkats and the vast Central Kalahari has a very special and remote atmosphere. By comparison Nxai often gets overlooked, but the game- viewing here can be spectacular, especially during the shoulder seasons May/Jun and Oct/Nov.

We usually recommend a stay duration of three nights, although two is possible and longer is always nice.

Nxai Pan Camp is usually best visited in combination with at least one other camp in northern Botswana, preferably two or three others, predominantly in the Okavango Delta, making a total stay in the region of 6 to 12 nights.

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