A new eco-camp opened in 2009.
Overlooking a permanent waterhole at the edge of Nxai Pan, the camp is situated in the south western section of Nxai Pan National Park; the Nxai Pans were once part of the great lake that covered central Botswana. Today, the Pan is a fossilised lakebed, some 40 square kilometres in size. The landscape is largely grassland, dotted with clusters of umbrella acacia trees and mopane woodland in the north.
Accommodation & Facilities
The eight thatched rooms consist of seven en-suite twin rooms as well as one family suite, sleeping four guests, which comes with an extra bedroom and shared bathroom. Each solar powered unit includes a fan, outside shower and private viewing deck.
Connected to the rooms by raised walkways, the main area includes a dining room, lounge area and viewing deck. Other facilities at Nxai Pan include a refreshing swimming pool, well-stocked library and curio shop.
Food served at Nxai Pan Camp is excellent and includes breakfast before your first game drive, brunch, a buffet lunch and a very substantial dinner – usually consisting of three courses. Excellent group meals are served in the camp’s communal dining area, with after-dinner coffee and night caps taken beside the campfire.
Day-time game drives operate open 4x4 vehicles. Historical tours, nature walks and star gazing are also offered. Guests can also choose to explore the wilderness with the indigenous inhabitants of the area, the San Bushmen. You'll learn about how the San used to live nomadically: how they used to hunt, gather food, find water sources, and locate plants that were used for medicinal purposes. Their wealth of true bush knowledge is unparalleled.
Nxai Pan is in a national park and an ecological sensitive area – for this reason there is no off-road driving or night driving.
Children over the age of 6 are welcome at Nxai Pan Camp. Those over the age of 18 are considered adults and are permitted to stay at the camp unaccompanied. If you wish to bring children under the age of 6, it is required to book the camp out exclusively.