Awaiting you is a seasonal adventure under The African Sky

only available between the 1st December to 31st March

Space is the new luxury and Migration Expeditions offers just that – the unbelievable calm that comes from gazing at the horizon and having space to yourself. Migration Expeditions is African Bush Camps first property situated in Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana. Nxai Pan is one of Makgadikgadi’s natural salt pans and is located on the northern border of the national park.

Open from December till the end of March, Migration Expeditions is accessible by road or helicopter from Maun. The intimate camp is made up of 6 luxury canvas tents set on low decks with en-suite bathrooms and bucket showers, and two main area tents consisting of the lounge and dining areas.

Nxai National Park is significant for Botswana’s iconic zebra migration which brings large herds of zebras and other herbivores into the area. The appearance of the migration brings an increase in predator activity.

Activities include visits to Baines’ Baobabs (a cluster of magnificent upside-down trees situated at the edge of Kudiakam Pan. Daily game drives are also on offer and give safari goers the chance to see fantastic migratory birding opportunities, large elephant bulls, the iconic Kalahari lion, cheetah, spotted hyena and oryx.

Migration Expeditions Services

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages, except premium imported spirits and champagne
  • Laundry
  • Morning, afternoon & night game drives, walking safaris and mokoro (subject to water levels)
  • Bird Watching

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Experiences

Visit to Baine’s Baobabs

Baine’s Baobabs are a cluster of ancient baobab trees on a small island that overlooks KudiaKam Pan. These famous baobabs, also known as the Seven Sisters or the Sleeping Sisters, have become a must-see site in Nxai Pan National Park and have even been visited several times by Prince Charles.

Bird Watching

With more than 200 bird species recorded and habitats ranging from acacia shrub to grasslands and mopane woodland, Nxai Pan is a distinguished birding destination. Between November and April, the migrant birds are around and many birds are breeding, showing off their breeding plumage.

Photographic Opportunities

Nxai Pan offers photographic opportunities for both amateur and professional photographers. The pan’s unique white dust creates a distinctive. The elephants in the area are the subject of many photographs, the pan dust’s them in the white soil, giving them their famous ghostly appearance. When rushing to the waterhole, they cause clouds of dust creating a beautiful photographic environment and, in the evening, they become silhouettes in vibrant sunsets. If you are looking for action photography then the preditors around the pan are waiting for you!

Game drives

Morning and afternoon game drives are on offer and give safari goers the chance to see fantastic migratory birding opportunities, large elephant bulls, the iconic Kalahari lion, cheetah, spotted hyena and oryx.

The zebra migration that arrives in Nxai Pan National Park is a big attraction on a Nxai Pan safari between December and March each year, over the rainy season. The zebras are coming from the Linyanti and the Chobe National Park region, to Nxai Pan and back, a total of 1000 km. It’s the longest migration in Africa, all for the nutritious, tasty grasses in the pan. Predators follow zebras and other herbivores and prey on the weak and younger herd members. This all makes for very exciting game drives.

 

Wildlife Sightings

Nxai Pan is known for its Kalahari lions with their dark manes. The area is home to herds of large bull elephants and in the summertime Botswana Zebra Migration which comes down from the Chobe area. Other wildlife that you are likely to see on game drives include herds of wildebeest, giraffe, oryx, springbok and steenbok. The area is also a good spot for seeing cheetah, jackal and the spotted hyena. If you are lucky you may see some of the rarer species in the area including leopard, wild dog and the brown hyena.

There are over 200 bird species in Nxai Pan and bird watching opportunities are especially great from November to March. Species include Kori bustards, Korhaans and wattled cranes. Once the pans fill up after the rains the area sees an influx of Flamingos. The migratory birds that appear over these months also include the steppe buzzard, the western red-footed kestrel and the lesser-spotted eagle.

Are you ready to start planning your Migration Expeditions experiences?

To create an itinerary just for you based on your travel wishes, get in touch with one of our Africa Travel Specialists.

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