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Kalahari's Salt Pans
Kalahari's Salt Pans
Kalahari's Salt Pans
Kalahari's Salt Pans
Kalahari's Salt Pans
Kalahari's Salt Pans
Kalahari's Salt Pans

Most of the Kalahari is arid and untouched.

Experience the spectactar Kalahari

...where you might spot some wildlife...

...and enjoy nature at its finest

The Chobe - Kalahari zebra migration

Adventure and freedom in the Kalahari

An ancient culture, the San of the Kalahari

Kalahari's Salt Pans

Reviews of safaris to Kalahari's Salt Pans

119 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Kalahari Salt Pans.

Showing 21-30 of 119
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Mr & Mrs T

"My Feb 2018 trip"

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 11 Feb 2018 and 2 Mar 2018
"Apart from the two setbacks mentioned previously the trip was excellent and went smoothly throughout.

Camps were as expected with brilliant game sightings and camp staff helpful and considerate." Read full review: 19 nights in Africa; 15 on a Botswana safari
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Mrs I

"February kalahari/Chobe Trip"

I visited Botswana between 7 Feb 2018 and 17 Feb 2018
"As professional photographers, we felt every penny was well spent to get the absolute maximum out of a eight night safari.

We were thrilled.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Expert Africa should add some images to both brochure and website to give people an even better idea of camps and more to look forward to." Read full review: 10 nights in Africa; 8 on a Botswana safari
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Mr J

"Our annual adventure to Africa"

I visited Botswana between 21 Jan 2018 and 8 Feb 2018
"Our third trip with Expert Africa and the itinerary that I put together was arranged perfectly. Not a single thing went wrong on our 18 day adventure." Read full review: 18 nights in Africa; 16 on a Botswana safari
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Mr P

"My Dec 2017 trip"

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 1 Dec 2017 and 10 Dec 2017
"The level of satisfaction was beyond my wildest dreams. My expectations were blown away and far exceeded and I didn't see the Zebra migration at Nxai!" Read full review: 9 nights in Africa; 7 on a Botswana safari
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Mr K & Ms S

"My 2017 October safari"

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 14 Oct 2017 and 28 Oct 2017
"Trip as a whole was great!

In retrospect, I would have not spent four nights at Machaba (or any probably), but as I spent a day there sick I'm glad I didn't have to fly that day as well. I was disappointed in the suggestion of Machaba, since I had specifically said I wanted to avoid the 20-cars-around-one-animal sort of safari. That only occurred around the leopards and the lions, but still... I had raised this concern specifically with Richard and he assured me that the guides would manage it, but there was no way to manage it with so many camps/lodges and individual drivers." Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 12 on a Botswana safari
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"Teenager in Botswana "

I visited Botswana between 19 Jul 2017 and 27 Jul 2017
"Great trip, no complaints and pretty much as advertized." Read full review: 8 nights in Africa; 8 on a Botswana safari
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Mrs & Mr P

"Another wonderful trip"

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 15 Jul 2017 and 3 Aug 2017
"This was our 7th visit to Botswana and 4th to Namibia. As ever we had a wonderful time. Expert Africa was once again exceptionally helpful and friendly. Although Megan booked our trip initially and was our contact more recently, Tracy also looked after us very well while Megan was away.
As usual, we mainly used Wilderness Safaris camps and, as usual, were particularly impressed with the high quality of the guiding in all locations. Transfers between camps were organised seamlessly.We were also very impressed with their care and consideration with regard to Ken's problems with balance in the dark, and in all locations they went out of their way to ensure that he had good lighting to escort us back to our tent at night.
We were also impressed by the way information was passed from camp to camp, so that when we arrived in a new location they already knew, for example, what drinks we liked for sundowners and other details of things we liked, which made us feel at home.
The Wilderness lounge at Windhoek was a good addition as somewhere to escape while waiting for the next connection and to use a computer to check in for flights.
Our only regret is that some camps now have separate tables for meals, as one of the things we have always enjoyed about these holidays has been the opportunity to meet and talk to people from so many different countries." Read full review: 19 nights in Africa; 10 on a Botswana safari
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Mr W

"Holiday of a lifetime "

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 24 Jun 2017 and 13 Jul 2017
"Excellent trip.Probably one of the best holidays you can imagine. Beautiful, safe country with well educated pleasant people.
You want to go return." Read full review: 19 nights in Africa; 15 on a Botswana safari
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Mrs C
Southwest USA

"Wonderful Safari"

I visited Botswana and 2 other countries between 27 May 2017 and 12 Jun 2017
"I have tried hard to frame my comments from a specific point of view of an ex tour operator. The majority of our party was overwhelmingly satisfied. My dissatisfaction with Kwando comes from (perhaps unrealistic) previous expectations. The animals, the service, the camps, and the people were all 5 stars. I purposely put off giving this feedback to gain some perspective on the events of the trip, and I feel like what I have said is justified and fair.

I would like to offer some feedback to ExpertAfrica specifically - we were very frustrated with the lack of a final reconciliation 2 months before we left. We were trying to make our individual final payments and there seemed to be no way for us to get a list that said, PAX #1 owes THIS, PAX #2 owes THIS, etc. We ended up having to sit down with literally pages of payment records, separate out our own credit card surcharges, subtract our own payments made to come up with final payment amounts. It was EXCEEDINGLY frustrating. I can't believe that we are the first group travel you've ever dealt with - so it baffles me that a clear and final reconciliation was not provided. I went round and round via email, and requested this several times in several ways, but got the impression that I was asking the impossible.

In addition, I asked about tour arrangements in Cape Town, and was quoted USD75 per person to join a scheduled bus tour. When I asked about a private mini-van, the price doubled. I did a little research and booked privately with a well-known, well regarded tour company who gave us private tours for USD60 per person inclusive of wine tastings and park fees. My issue was that I had no means of contacting them once we were on holiday - although they were great and checked in with Acorn House, and it all went off just perfectly. it would have been much simpler to do this through Expert Africa and I cannot believe that with an office there you can't do better than what was quoted. The LEAST you could do is offer a recommendation of a company you like to save your clients the trouble of finding out. This booking was over USD40,000 and I had to do a lot of the legwork myself - don't get me started on international air because thats a different can of worms. I understand if you can't offer consolidator fares from the US, but arrangements need to be made if you're serving the American market." Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 9 on a Botswana safari
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Ms S & Mr K

"Finaliy-Wild Dogs!"

I visited Malawi and 2 other countries between 19 May 2017 and 4 Jun 2017
"On this trip I traveled with one other person to Botswana, Livingstone, South Luangwa and Malawi from May 17-June 4,2017.
Everything went smoothly-no delays or cancellations.

Highlights: New sightings that included: meerkats, brown hyena, porcupines, genet cat and wild dogs.

This was our third trip to Africa and first to South Luangwa and Malawi. Loved Malawi. It is a beautiful country with beautiful, happy people altho quite poor. The highlights here were the village walk and beautiful relaxing stay at Pumalani. Also loved the staff and surroundings at Mkulumadzi.

Was somewhat disappointed in the lack of wildlife at South Luangwa since we had read about the abundance of wildlife. Also -didn't realize there were no cheetahs(my favorite). However seeing the pack of wild dogs made up for everything.
Botswana-seems to be getting more and more expensive so will probably be my last trip there." Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 6 on a Malawi trip
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119 reviews of Kalahari Salt Pans by travellers since August 2007
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Where to stay in Kalahari Salt Pans

Our suggestions for safari camps in Kalahari's Salt Pans

Camp Kalahari

Camp Kalahari

Overlooking the Makgadikgadi Pans, Camp Kalahari is great value; come for quadbiking excursions on the salt pans, cute meerkats, excellent Bushman walks, and interesting 4WD safaris.

93% (45 reviews)
Nxai Pan Camp

Nxai Pan Camp

Offering good summer game viewing and visits to Baines Baobabs, the comfortable Nxai Pan Camp is currently the only permanent camp in Nxai Pan National Park.

91% (30 reviews)
Jack's Camp

Jack's Camp

Jack's Camp was the original camp in the Makgadikgadi area, and many still consider it the best. Come for a unique and memorable experience, but not for prolific game viewing.

89% (23 reviews)
San Camp

San Camp

The simple but stylish San Camp lies in a stunning location beside the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, where highlights are quadbiking, meerkats, and Bushmen walks.

97% (14 reviews)
Meno A Kwena

Meno A Kwena

Meno A Kwena Tented Camp is an old-style safari camp, run by an experienced Botswana expert. Overlooking the bed of the Boteti River, it's a great place to relax and watch wildlife at the camp's waterhole.

85% (13 reviews)
Leroo La Tau

Leroo La Tau

From the western bank of the Boteti River, Leroo La Tau overlooks the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, where game concentrations are highest from July to October.

100% (2 reviews)

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