Nxai Pan Camp
Nxai Pan Camp is a simple and lovely safari lodge in Botswana’s Nxai Pan. It lies on the western edge of the pan and faces east, so you always have stunning views over the flat grasslands that stretch into the distance beyond the camp’s permanent waterhole. There are always elephant, giraffe, and zebra milling about and we’ve also had some really lovely springbok and gemsbok sightings. The area is known for their ancient Baobab trees which are a fascinating and picturesque compliment to this area rich with plains game.
The main camp is spacious and inviting with a nice pool, bar, and a great deck and boma for pre-dinner drinks. The rooms are spacious, simply furnished, very comfortable, and have great outdoor showers. Our only criticism is that the tents are a bit dim. Although temperatures can get hot from July-October, camp manages to remain quite cool.
Game drives and bush walks at Nxai Pan are fun and we really enjoy their guides and trackers. We love the San bushmen experience where you go for a walk around the camp and learn about different aspects of the San culture. We only wish it lasted longer! You can also visit the Baines Baobab which can be fun, mostly for real history or tree enthusiasts. The high season in Nxai Pan is from July to October when you can do lots of activities on the pans, like quad biking and ATVs. December-March is rainy season which bring new grass, new life, the zebra migration, and also lots of mud! We find the shoulder seasons to offer the best of both worlds (April – June and November).