Birdwatching heaven bordering the Makgadikgadi Pans

The largest area of salt pans in the world covers some 37,000km² and forms part of what is known as the Great Makgadikgadi. Nata Lodge is set in an idyllic location dotted by Mokolwane palms on the edge of these Botswanan pans, where the Nata River delta feeds into the Sua Pan and pelicans and flamingos paint the shoreline a haze of pink.

Conveniently situated close to the entrance of the Nata Sanctuary, guests have easy access to this junction leading to the Okavango, Chobe and Francistown areas. The Nata Sanctuary is the breeding ground for a multitude of water birds, and the lodge offers guided tours into the sanctuary in open vehicles to get up close to animal life and into birdwatching paradise. 

Accommodation consists of 22 luxury thatched chalets built on stilts in natural African style, 10 custom-designed Meru tents on wooden decks which feature en-suite bathrooms and outdoor showers as well as the campsite that accommodates 150 guests against a backdrop of Botswanan sky. Enjoy à la carte meals at the restaurant, and cool off in the lodge’s swimming pool amid lush gardens.

Nata Lodge Highlights

  • Set among Mokolwane palms on the fringe of the Makgadikgadi Pans – comprising the largest area of salt pans in the world
  • Over 165 bird species recorded in the Nata Sanctuary
  • Selection of 22 Luxury Thatched Chalets, 10 custom-designed Meru Tents and camping sites for 150 guests
  • À la carte restaurant, swimming pool, gift shop and bar/lounge area

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