Botswana :: Makgadikgadi
Category: Land Mark :: Pan
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The Sua Pan was first described to the European world by David Livingstone, pursuant to his explorations in this region. Also originally referred to as the Sowa Pan which is a Setswana name for "salt" due to the salt crust that was formed following the dewatering of the super lake, the Makgadikgadi Lake, that was present here about 10,000 years ago. The pan is a large natural topographic depression within the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana. It is divided by the Ntwetwe Pan by a long and narrow strip of grassy land that stretches throughout its entire length. When the fresh water of the Nata River meets the salty surface of the Sua Pan, it forms a salty delta with muddy cane thickets and during the summer months, from December to March, this area of the Sua Pan attracts many birds, especially the aquatic ones, who come here to mate; in particular, if rains are abundant, a large number of flamingos, both greater and lesser, come here to build their clay cone nests. There are two granite Island within the Sua Pan, the Kukome Island and Kubu Island. When traveling in this area it's good to follow the tracks of the slopes and not venture into the Pan, even during the dry season, as there could be some patch of muddy areas where the vehicle can be stuck. Visitors here should be self sufficient in terms of food stuff, water and fuel. (May-18).
|Address :||Makgadikgadi, Botswana|
|Game Viewing, Game Drives, Tours and Excursions, Bird Watching|
|Game to View:||Zebra. Springboks. Gemsbok. Hartebeest. Cheetah. Spotted Hyena.|
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