Makgadikgadi Pans: the world second largest zebra migration

Makgadikgadi Pans is home to the second largest zebra migration in the world, after the Great Migration in Kenya’s Masai Mara and Tanzania’s Serengeti. Every year, up to 25,000 zebras move in herds across the plains – from the Okavango to the Makgadikgadi Pans towards the Boteti river, a journey of more than 150 miles.

This migration is triggered by the new season’s rains which cause new grass to spring up on the Makgadikgadi Plains. It seems that this grass might be more nutritious as it contains nutrients left over from the vast residual lake. This might be why these Zebra undertake this arduous trek, sustained by water that they find in puddles after the rains.

If you want to see this impressive migration, we highly recommend Meno a Kwena Tented Camp between May and November. This camp has an ideal location since it overlooks the Boteti river where the animals congregate to drink.

Meno a Kwena Viewing deck

The camp offer 9 luxurious guest tents with uninterrupted views over the Boteti river. You can watch game without leaving your bedroom!

The camp is also perfectly located for safaris in the Kalahari and in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Additionally you can enjoy the wonderful experience of a sleep out on the salt pans.

Staying at Meno a Kwena is the guarantee of a unique and stunning African wildlife experience.


Claudie Diguet / Dumera Safaris