This is an ancient salt bed which is believed to be three million years old. It is one of the largest salt beds in the world. The area remains extremely dry and waterless but during the rainy season the pan transforms into a beautiful lake that attracts flamingos in large numbers as well as other bird species.
Additionally, the reserve can offer exceptional game-viewing opportunities with large herds of zebras and wildebeest on their westward part of the migration. Other species that can be spotted in the region include gemsboks, giraffes, and elephants.
On the northern part of Makgadikgadi is Nxai Pan National Park. This park is home to the famous Baines Baobab trees and the best place to marvel at the annual zebra migration from December to March. During the rainy season, the pans are flourishing green and wet thus attracting wildlife and breath-taking birdlife species. This zebra migration attracts predators such as lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, and jackals in large numbers.