Part of the great Makgadikgadi complex , Nxai Pan National Park covers an area of 2578 sq km, and comprises several larger pans – Nxai Pans , Kgama – Kgama Pan and Kudiakan Pan , which were once ancient salt lakes. These larger pans are now grassed , and are scattered with islands of acacia trees, and smaller pans that fill with water during the the rainy seasons – thus providing rich resources for wildlife.

Wildlife viewing is seasonal , and dependent on if and when the rains come and when animals migrate . There are several artificial watering points. If the rains have been good , December to April is the best time to visit.

Common species to be sighted are zebra, wildebeest , springbok, impala, gemsbok, hartebeest, giraffe, lion cheetah , wild dog, brown hyena, bat –eared fox and sometimes elephant and buffalo. In the south of the park are the famous Baines Baobabs.