2,500 sq. km. Once a great lake, probably as large as Lake Victoria, the Makgadikgadi is now dry save for ephemeral pools after rain. Its floor stretching for miles and miles over the horizon, is bare salt. These salt pans are the largest in the world and are clearly visible on most TV weather satellite photographs – appearing like clouds to the uninitiated. Travelling over the surface of the salt pan can be an extremely trying experience when one’s vehicle gets stuck. Several hours of digging may be required to free such a vehicle. The main attractions are the solitude one experiences out on the pans, and the congregations of birds, including flamingoes which come to breed, during the rains (summer months). Concentrations of game are to be found to the west of Ntwetwe. Accommodation available at designated campsites in the park.