Makgadikgadi Pans: A traveller's guide to the salt flats of Botswana

Makgadikgadi Pans. A traveller's guide to the salt flats of Botswana is an informative, practical and user-friendly on-the-spot guide to the Makgadikgadi Pans.
McLeod, Grahame
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978-1-77584-557-7
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Title: Makgadikgadi Pans
Subtitle: A traveller's guide to the salt flats of Botswana
Author: Grahame McLeod
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
Imprint: Struik Travel & Heritage
Cape Town, South Africa 2019
ISBN 9781775845577 / ISBN 978-1-77584-557-7
Softcover, 19 x 24 cm, 136 pages, over 200 colour photos, several maps

About: Makgadikgadi Pans. A traveller's guide to the salt flats of Botswana

Tucked away between the perennial waterways of the Okavango Delta and the arid Kalahari to the south are the legendary Makgadikgadi Pans. Some 12,000 square kilometres in extent, these salt flats, consisting of two large salt pans, Sowa and Ntwetwe, and a myriad smaller ones, are Botswana’s best-kept secret and one of its fastest-growing tourist attractions. In this first guidebook on the pans and their environs, Makgadikgadi Pans – A Traveller’s Guide to Botswana’s Salt Flats explores this fascinating region, bringing to life its geology, wildlife, vegetation, climate, local economy and key destinations: Nata Bird Sanctuary, Lekhubu Island, the Boteti River, Mosu Escarpment, Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pan National Park, and the towns and villages that fringe the pans. Full-colour maps and lively photographs support the text. Additional features include advice on where to stay; sights to see and how to get there; activities on offer throughout the year; contact details; and a travel advisory. Informative, practical and user-friendly, Makgadikgadi Pans is an inspiring guide for all visitors to Botswana and the alluring salt sea of the Makgadikgadi.

Content: Makgadikgadi Pans. A traveller's guide to the salt flats of Botswana

Preface Map
Introduction - The Makgadikgadi Pans
Geology - Landscape of salt, sand and sea
Climate - Seasons of extremes
Vegetation and wildlife - A system of mutual dependence
The local economy - Living off the land
Towns and villages - From Gweta to Khumaga
Mosu/Kaitshe Escarpment - A window on the past
Lekhubu Island - Refuge of granite
Nata Bird Sanctuary - A haven for waterbirds
Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans National Park - A wilderness of hidden treasures
Practical information for visitors
Contact details
Further reading
Acknowledgments

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