Makgadikgadi, largely uninhabited by humans, is the largest dry lake in Africa, covering an area of about 12 000km2. A breeding ground for aquatic birds, its waterholes provide wonderful game viewing.
Four-wheel drive is recommended. Several lodges and campsites cater for the fully equipped self-drive visitor.
Visit the pans during both the dry and the wet season in order to see them at their starkest, and when they transform into a wonderland forming the backdrop to dramatic animal migrations.