Journey down to the local watering hole at Nxai Pan Camp and watch the wilderness come to life

Perched on the western edge of the Nxai Pan (fossil pan) in Botswana’s Great Salt Pans region, this camp offers beautiful views of the salt-crusted land, rich flora and fauna in the harshest of environments, and a unique insight into the annual zebra migration through Nxai Pan National Park.

Relax in style while enjoying the view at Nxai Pan Camp

Nxai Pan Camp is owned by the Kwando Safaris group, which is one of the best photography safari companies in Botswana; noted for gorgeous camps set in diverse wildlife destinations (usually private concessions), highly trained and professional guides, plus a personal touch.

Enjoy days of classic safari game drives across the grasslands of zebra, which create an optical illusion of moving stripes. Sip sundowners, then stargaze up at the Milky Way, making the most of the dark Botswanan skies and your remote location, far from any impeding light pollution.

Follow in the footsteps of the nomadic San Bushmen, who will teach you about the land from another perspective, including how to hunt, how to gather food and find water, as well as how to use the indigenous plantlife of the region for medicinal purposes.

Don’t miss a picnic excursion to Baines’ Baobabs, a colony of towering baobab trees immortalised in paint by artist/adventurer Thomas Baines in the 19th century. Compare the paintings of these ethereal landscapes to the real thing, and you’ll wonder at how little has changed in 150 years. 


The Camp

Nxai Pan Camp consists of nine environmentally-adapted rooms, including one family room, all with en-suite facilities and views over the neighbouring watering hole – ideal for wildlife-watching in your downtime.

The minimalist white-washed design blends seamlessly into the white salt pans whilst specially-designed thatched walls control temperatures during the fluctuating seasons. 


Facilities include an open-air lounge, a dining and bar area, a swimming pool and a gift shop. 


A stay at Nxai Pan Camp is full board.

How this resort makes your trip more responsible

Kwando Safaris are committed to responsible and sustainable tourism. The company ensures that their camps cause minimal impact on their surroundings, and Nxai Camp is 100% solar powered. Nxai Pan Camp and Kwando Safaris support a project based in Maun called Mummy’s Angels, which helps less fortunate mothers and newborn babies who do not have adequate financial or family support. You can see a full, up-to-date list of supplies needed (mainly clothing/shoes and health/grooming items) on the Pack for a Purpose website under the Nxai Pan Camp name. As a lead sponsor, Kwando Safaris matches every guest donation with a similar item. For more details about how you can pack supplies to donate in your luggage, contact our friendly team of Luxury Travel Specialists, or read our blog on how to use Pack for a Purpose.

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