Magadikgadi Pans in Botswana

Accommodation in Magadikgadi Pans

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Magadikgadi Pans

The Makgadikgadi Pans are the residue of a great lake that once covered much of northern Botswana , fed by rivers carrying salts leached from the lake's catchment area. Ancient lakeshore terraces reveal that the water depth fluctuated by as much as 33 meters and, at its greatest extent, the lake covered an area of 60,000 sq km. Because the basin had no outlet, the salts were concentrated in low lying areas. Less than 10,000 years ago, climactic changes caused the lake to evaporate, leaving only salt deposits.